Avengers: Infinity War
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…)
Over the next month, we will be hyped to the max in anticipation for the release of the next Marvel Studios movie, Doctor Strange, and because this is a Marvel movie, we know that this is only the beginning for big screen adventures involving the Sorcerer Supreme. There have been suggestions that Strange will appear in Thor: Ragnarok, but a lot of people are looking further a field to the next Avengers, Infinity War. We’ve been promised about 65 main characters in the film, and it’s presumed that Strange will be among them, and now Dr. Strange himself is confirming that he’ll be there for Infinity War, if they can get the timing right. (more…)
Coming soon, the beginning of production on Avengers: Infinity War and its counterpart, the yet unnamed Avengers 4. It will be an arduous nine month shoot, and it will feature about a million different characters introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. A logistical nightmare to be sure, but Joe and Anthony Russo have already proven that they are up to the task thanks to this past summer’s Captain America: Civil War, and now we play the waiting game to learn more about the production. The following image is the first from behind the scenes of the next Avengers, and while it doesn’t reveal much, it does reveal that the film’s villain is already hard at work planning our heroes’ doom. (more…)
The final battle between Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Tony Stark (Iron Man) at the end of Captain America: Civil War was both epic and personal as the two went toe to toe over Bucky as well as their relationship over the past several films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The battle ended with Captain America defeating Iron Man but hesitating to deliver the death blow. Stark calling out to Captain America saying he didn’t deserve his shield and then Rogers acknowledging that fact and dropping the shield. We all know they’ll back for Avengers: Infinity War to take on Thanos and save the galaxy. But will “Captain America” be back?
When it was revealed that the directors most famous for directing the television comedy Arrested Development were going to direct the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger, it was met with a healthy dose of skepticism. However after knocking it out of the park with Captain America: The Winter Soldier they earned some breathing space and trust from Marvel fans. The next film they were given was the megahit Captain America: Civil War which has received critical, fan, and commercial praise. Now the Russo Brothers have effectively taken over Joss Whedon as the showrunners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and will be directing the next two Avengers sequels: Avengers: Infinity War and the Untitled Avengers film (formerly known as Avengers Infinity War Part 2). The two brothers are currently preparing for a nine-month shoot for the two upcoming Avengers sequels but had the chance to promote the Captain America: Civil War DVD/Blu-Ray release.
When Marvel first announced in 2014 that they were going to be making yet more Avengers movies, they originally said that the next two Avengers movies would be filmed back to back and be titled Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 1 and Part 2 respectively. Now it seems that they have changed gears. IGN spoke with Joe and Anthony Russo about the upcoming films to explain, at least in part, the reason for the change. (more…)
A few weeks ago at San Diego Comic Con, it was announced that Brie Larson would be taking up the mantle of Captain Marvel in the Marvel Studios film of the same name. But there’s more than enough room in the Marvel Universe for another female superhero, right? So when Anna Kendrick took to Twitter earlier this summer, and said, “Hey, why don’t I be Squirrel Girl?” at the behest of her brother, and the reaction was positive. But if Kendrick wants to be Squirrel Girl, she’ll need support from inside Marvel Studios, people of esteem and influence, like Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo. (more…)