Avenger: Infinity War – Part I
Avengers: Infinity War is the final major event for the current Avengers roster. It is no wonder that Kevin Feige and all the powers that be have decided to split this cosmic event into two parts. After all, the Marvel Cinematic Phases have all lead to this: a final confrontation between the Avengers and the Mad Titan himself, Thanos.
Since the movie will be released in 2018, the plot is unknown for the moment. We can suspect, however, that Avengers: Infinity War – Part I will see the arrival of Thanos for the first time on Earth. And this will lead to the beginning of the war, in which the Mad Titan will most likely acquire the Mind Gem from Vision (obviously, this can only mean the death of the newly introduced android).
As said, this is just a presumption, based on everything that we know until now. If Thanos has been a hidden puppeteer until now, the mid-credits scene of Avengers: Age of Ultron showed that he is in the possession of one Infinity Gauntlet, ready to do the dirty work by himself: to search for the Infinity Stones (yes, Kevin Feige said that there are two Infinity Gauntlets in the MCU: one in the possession of Thanos and one in the Asgardian vault).
Naturally, his path will take him to the location of all the known Gems, including in here Xandar (with a probable clash with the Guardians of the Galaxy) and Asgard (which will most likely be the end of the Asgardian gods). As said, lastly, he must arrive on Earth.
He will have an army, since this is the pattern followed by the Avengers movies until now. And while we don’t know if we will see the Chitauri again, rumors say that Avengers: Infinity War – Part I is the perfect occasion to bring back some villains of which we thought they were dead (including in here the underused Red Skull).
Furthermore, this is also a perfect occasion for Marvel to introduce some other villains as well, some generals of Thanos that appeared in the comic books. Obviously, for the larger masses, the Black Order with its Black Dwarf, Ebony Maw and Proxima Midnight are great unknowns – but Marvel has a great track at introducing new characters, so…
As far as the superheroes are concerned, we can rest assured. As said, the Infinity War will be the last time when we see the current Avengers roster. So it is to be expected that everybody, from Iron Man to newcomers Vision and Scarlet Witch, to be present.
Furthermore, it can also be expected for Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Ant-Man to appear in Avengers: Infinity War – Part I. So there will be quite a few major characters with which the directors should tackle.
Speaking of which, Joss Whedon has left the Avengers franchise. In his place, Kevin Feige announced directors Anthony and Joe Russo, who struck it big with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Relatively unknown before signing with Marvel, they have secured their position as directors of Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War – Part I and Avengers: Infinity War – Part II.
As far as the writers are concerned, the screenplay is written by Christopher Markus (who worked on the previous Captain America movies and Thor: The Dark World) and Stephen McFeely (who has about the same credentials, plus Pain & Gain).
As said, for the moment, there is nothing officially known about the plot of Avengers: Infinity War – Part I. No official cast was announced until now. But, based on the contracts signed by the stars of the MCU, we can assume that Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, as well as Paul Bettany, Mark Ruffalo and the others will be present. In addition to that, Josh Brolin will certainly appear as Thanos, with Karen Gillan also rumored to reprise her role of Nebula from Guardians of the Galaxy.
Infinity War Release Date
Avengers: Infinity War – Part I is set to be released on the 4th of May 2018, with the second part following one year later, on the 3rd of May. For the moment, there is no known contender for the first place at the box office.