Avengers: Infinity War
“You Have To Spend Money To Make Money.”
Most big studio blockbuster movies nowadays have grand budgets anyways. After all, our demand for big action, big special effects, and famous faces are the reason many of us are quite content with shelling out our hard earned $15 to go see our favorite movies. The movie studios know they stand to make substantial returns on their investments, so they have no problem greenlighting movies for hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dollars if they know they can make a killing on the back end. In addition to ticket sales, there’s Blu-Ray releases, streaming rights, and corporate sponsorships (toys, happy meals, etc) that ensure they make lots and lots of money off their films. Superhero movies are no stranger to this concept as they are now the most profitable movies currently out. Currently, the mother of all superhero movie, Avengers: Infinity War and its Untitled Sequel are currently in productions, and they have one hell of o budget.
Principal photography has begun on Avengers: Infinity War and its follow-up, the untitled Avengers 4. We know that it will feature a great many of the characters who have appeared in Marvel Studios so far, and we know that the big bad will be Thanos played by Josh Brolin. We know that Thanos has been, and will continue, to chase Infinity Gems, but why? What’s the end game Thanos has in mind for the very powerful stones that he will combine into the Infinity Gauntlet? Well, without going into details, let’s just say that Thanos doesn’t like the looks of the universe he’s getting from his floaty chair… (more…)
Ever since Iron Man first hit theaters in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been masterfully building their universe in a way that hasn’t been done in film before. Over the past 9 years (and 14 films released over three phases), Marvel has built a literal comic book in cinema that continues to build and grow. Such films have included Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, and Doctor Strange. Also, in the pipeline are Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther. All of these movies have been progressing towards and end goal, the battle with Thanos over the Infinity Gems in Avengers: Infinity War and its Untitled Sequel.
When the Guardians of the Galaxy went to Knowhere to meet Gamora’s buyer, audiences were introduced to Taneleer Tivan, The Collector (Benicio Del Toro), whose sole MO is to collect the galaxy’s unique relics, fauna, and species as part of his collections. In his museum, he had Cosmo the space Dog (please let him be in Guardians 2 and have telepathy), Howard The Duck, A Dark Elf, A Chitauri soldier, the Slither space slug, and even possibly Beta Ray Bill and Adam Warlock. He actively sought out the Power Stone, and offered to purchase Groot upon his death. Needless to say, he likes to collect things.
Filming started today in Atlanta on one of the largest projects in movie history, the much anticipated all star crossover event films Avengers: Infinity War and an untitled sequel that are being shot back to back. The culmination of eight years of world building by Marvel Studios that started with a gamble on an former fallen movie star with a less than stellar reputation began shooting today with an estimated budget in the area of $500 million, making it one of the largest productions ever with, by the time it releases, an unprecedented 18 unique films tied into the film’s cinematic universe.
Last week, we announced that Game of Thrones vet Peter Dinklage was reportedly joining Avengers: Infinity War and the Untitled Avengers sequel that comes afterward. While the details of who exactly he will be in the upcoming movies were not announced, many fans speculated that the actor would most likely play Pip The Troll, buddy of Adam Warlock who plays a significant part in the Infinity Gauntlet series, which the upcoming films is reportedly based on. Given the actor’s size, that’s what many assume. Of course, he could also play any number of Marvel’s cosmic characters, including MODOK, or even the Living Tribunal. With production about to start for both movies in Atlanta very soon, everyone’s getting ready for filming, and that means getting their hair ready.
While everyone knew that Avengers: Infinity War would be packed with superheroes, there was also some doubt about which might actually make the cut. Tom Holland‘s new Spider-Man being one of the big questions. Would Sony and Marvel continue to share their Spider-Man toys with each other? Now we have confirmation from Tom Holland himself that Spider-Man will be part of one of the biggest Marvel movies of all time. (more…)
Since Iron Man exploded onto the silver screen in 2008 with a blast of jet boots and the swagger comic fans have come to expect of Tony Stark, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a serious force to be reckoned with in the movie industry. Now fourteen films in, in just twelve years, with the most recent movies – Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange – drawing in bigger audiences than ever, the superhero series shows no sign of slowing down as it powers through its third phase. There are currently plans for three new movies to add to the series each year until 2020. (more…)
Avenger’s Infinity War is scheduled to begin filming in January 2017. The upcoming Phase 3 film is to be the accumulation of all previous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films (18 films will be completed before Infinity War) where the all-powerful Thanos will obtain all the Infinity gems and attempt to unleash his reign of destruction across the galaxy. It will be up to the all the superheroes to group together to try to stop him. Not only are the Avengers supposed to be in the film, but also other characters including Black Panther, Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, and many more. The Russo Brothers were heard saying that up to 75 MCU characters may appear in the film. Needless to say, excitement is high as the film is about to go into production.
As comic book fans know, the Wasp was part of the first team of The Avengers along with the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and Ant-Man. In fact, the Wasp has been at the centre of many Avengers rosters in the team’s 50-year history, but when it comes to the movies, we’ve had two Avengers movies go by now without the Wasp, and Evangeline Lilly, who plays the Marvel Cinematic Universe iteration of the character. She even had to sit out Civil War even though Ant-Man Paul Rudd went into battle. Well, like all things Marvel, there is a plan, and the plan is to make the Wasp an Avenger, just not immediately. (more…)