With the marketing machine for the Russo Brothers' Avengers: Infinity War in full swing, the movie will reportedly blow all the other Avengers movies out of the water with its epic scale and storytelling.
Since the CGI head of Thanos first popped up after 2012's The Avengers, the entire MCU has been building towards the 19th movie on its expansive slate. Bringing the good and the bad of the Marvel universe together for the battle to end all battles, Infinity War is hoping to deliver big and take on the mammoth task of appealing to all MCU fans.
Speaking to Screen Rant during our Infinity War set visit, Chris Evans teased that the movie has raised the bar ahead of its theatrical release next month:
"I think just the nexus of all these different films. It was fun with Avengers, bringing all these characters to life, but they weren’t all separate threads of characters that’ve had their own separate adventures. I don’t think this has ever been done before, where you have so many different franchises coming together to kind of really try to make one stew. Like I said, Avengers was pretty ambitious, but this really blows that one out of the water."
As the various trailers and promos have teased, Infinity War will be the biggest meeting of the minds yet. From Chris Hemsworth's Thor meeting with the Guardians of the Galaxy to Steve Rogers' trip to Wakanda for Evans and Holland and Cumberbatch starting a Spidey-Strange bromance, the disbanded roster of Avengers heroes look like they will be closer than ever. Most of the heroes have stood on their own two feet with their own solo movies, and only recently, the likes of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther have shown that the MCU still has what it takes when it comes to standalone stories. However, is anyone really prepared for the cataclysmic events of Infinity War when everyone comes together?
Remembering back to Joss Whedon's first Avengers team-up, various seeds had been sewn since Samuel L. Jackson's reveal at the end of Iron Man. The following movies slowly built towards Avengers, while Phase 2 headed to Age of Ultron, and an even bigger slate of movies set its sights on Infinity War. While there is still the likes of Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, and Avengers 4 to come before the curtain draws on Phase 3, Infinity War is the movie that really sets the wheels in motion for the current end game.
There are already some major departures teased for Infinity War, with Kevin Feige warning that death may be permanent as the franchise moves forward. If that wasn't enough to already get people interested in the next movie, the sheer might of the MCU is currently plowing everything it has into hyping Infinity War as an adventure as big as its cast. Uniting some 70 heroes across the movie and 40 in a single scene while following Thanos' quest to gather all the Infinity Stones, all bets are off as to how Infinity War will affect the rest of Phase 3. The stars themselves seemed to be pumped, and to be honest, why wouldn't you be?
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019