What You Need To Know Before You See Infinity War
It all started in 2008, when Nick Fury told Tony Stark about the Avengers Initiative, and ten years after Iron Man hit theaters, Earth’s mightiest heroes are set to face their toughest challenge: Thanos the Mad Titan. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War will feature at least 76 characters, be Marvel’s longest movie to date, and revolve around six mysterious stones. Well, seven if you count Deadpool’s continuity gem. Which they won’t. It’s a lot to keep track of. So if you need a primer to prepare for history’s biggest superhero movie, here’s everything you need to know before seeing Avengers: Infinity War…
Who is Thanos? | 0:37 Alien sidekicks | 1:30 The Infinity Stones | 1:47 Where are they? | 3:27 Torn Avengers | 4:09 Guardian grudges | 4:34 Seeing Scarlet | 5:20 First meeting | 6:04 Home front | 6:43 Missing Avengers | 7:33
|Avengers: Infinity War|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Anthony Russo
|Produced by||Kevin Feige|
|Screenplay by||Christopher Markus
|Music by||Alan Silvestri|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios
Avengers: Infinity War is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the sequel to 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by the writing team of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt. In Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos from amassing the all-powerful Infinity Stones.
The film was announced in October 2014 as Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1. The Russo brothers came on board to direct in April 2015 and by May, Markus and McFeely signed on to write the script for the film, which drew inspiration from Jim Starlin‘s 1991 “The Infinity Gauntlet” comic and Jonathan Hickman‘s 2013 “Infinity” comic. In July 2016, Marvel shortened the title to Avengers: Infinity War. Filming began in January 2017 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, and lasted until July 2017, shooting back-to-back with a direct sequel. Additional filming took place in Scotland, England, the Downtown Atlanta area and New York City.
Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled to have its world premiere on April 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on April 27, 2018, in IMAX and 3D. The sequel is scheduled to be released on May 3, 2019.