Avengers: Infinity War
Over the weekend, MCU juggernaut Avengers: Infinity War crushed box office records across the globe. The superhero flick, which stars almost every character Marvel has introduced throughout the MCU, managed to outpace every single movie that came before it during its opening weekend, with an impressive $630mil worldwide opening. Perhaps, you didn’t notice the numbers, considering all of the tears in your eyes after the credits rolled, but there was definitely one team that not only noticed, but took the numbers in stride: Lucasfilms, the home of a galaxy far, far away. (more…)
After ten years, 18 movies, 30,000 visual effects (someone actually counted), and multi-billion-dollar grosses the envy of every Hollywood movie studio (except Disney, of course), the Marvel brand of superhero storytelling has never been stronger or more popular with mainstream moviegoers. The 19th – and far from last – entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the Anthony and Joe Russo-directed Avengers: Infinity War, delivers everything moviegoers have come to expect, sometimes even love about Marvel: layered superhero characters, screen-splitting, epic-scaled action, and a cannily calibrated mix of drama and comedy, usually with the fate of the world, the galaxy, and sometimes even the universe at stake. It’s practically impossible to get bigger, more meaningful stakes wise than the known universe (unless we bring the multiverse into the discussion, but that’s for another time and place). Be prepared: Avengers: Infinity War may be the darkest, most downbeat, least emotionally gratifying entry in the entire MCU canon. The stakes feel real, the threats to our favorite superheroes even realer.
With the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War so close, we are all dying to get any hint of a clue as to the plot we’re all on hyper-alert for anything that remotely feels like a firm detail. And in the latest TV spot, there is a split-second flash of Iron Man and Star-Lord looking quite tense.
Nine years ago, two onscreen heroes had a brief conversation after the credits rolled for Iron Man. That one, small interaction between Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury has spawned a plotline that has transcended numerous individual movies and is about to meet its uncertain end. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the first ever trailer for Avengers: Infinity War! (more…)
It wouldn’t be San Diego Comic-Con without Marvel doing a Hall H panel to showcase what lies ahead. As Phase 3 is winding down, it’s time to bring out the heavy hitters. Marvel already had a panel for Thor: Ragnarok where they unveiled the latest trailer for the movie. Secondly, there was a panel for Captain Marvel where they revealed that the film will take place in the 1990s with not only a two eyed Nick Fury, but also the Skrulls will make their MCU debut (“Secret Wars” for Phase 4’s conclusion: fingers crossed). Finally, they had a panel for Ant-Man and the Wasp where they revealed that Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne will be joining as Janet Van Dyne and Dr. Bill Foster (does this mean that we’re getting Black Goliath?!?). But of course, everyone is hyped for the heavy hitters: Black Panther and of course, Infinity War.
If it wasn’t for Star Wars, Avengers: Infinity War would probably be the biggest thing at D23 today. The third Avengers movie is not only the next chapter in the highly lucrative series, but its the culmination of 10 years and nearly 20 Marvel Studios movies. That fact was gently reinforced at D23 today, and then they rolled the first footage anyone has ever seen anywhere as Thanos finally does it himself. (more…)
There are a couple of things you can expect when you see a Marvel movie: big, colourful heroes, and a cameo appearance by Stan “The Man” Lee. The man behind much of the Marvel comic book universe has only missed a handful of Marvel movies (both in the Cinematic Universe and outside of it) in terms of a cameo, so it would straight up weird if there was no room for Lee in the ultimate chapter of the MCU. Fortunately, Lee has recently been seen on set with the cast of Avengers: Infinity War, and thanks to one of the Avengers, there’s photographic evidence of the visit. (more…)
If you’ve enjoyed Matt Faction‘s run on Hawkeye then you’re very familiar with Faction’s take on how much Hawkeye gets banged around and beat up while trying to go about his daily routine. (If you haven’t read that series you should.) In a life mirroring art moment, Jeremy Renner fractured his right elbow and left wrist during a stunt while filming Avengers: Infinity War. Check out his Instagram post below. (more…)
While the Russo Brother‘s Avengers: Infinity War continues to production, Chris Hemsworth stumbled upon an action figure fight scene and had some issues with Thor’s absence. Check out the behind the scenes video below. (more…)
Next May marks the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, exactly one decade following the release of Iron Man and the utterance of the line about the Avengers Initiative in the post-credits scene with Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Marvel Studios will mark the occasion with the release of Avengers: Infinity War, the climactic chapter of Marvel’s Phase 3 that brings together nearly all the characters introduced so far in a battle against the Mad Titan Thanos. But this won’t a concluding chapter. For Marvel head Kevin Feige, there are still a lot of surprises ahead. (more…)