The story of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) began in 2008, when Iron Man was released. Exactly a decade later, all the MCU superheroes will come together to fight Thanos. Avenger: Infinity War release date was scheduled to be May 4, which was preponed to 27th April.
Avengers Infinity War will be a treat to watch, as all our favourite MCU heroes will share the same screen space. In 2012, we were introduced to Thanos. Since then, he has been lurking in the background, mentioned here and there in the films that followed. He appeared in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Guardians of the Galaxy”, but in both the appearances, he was not part of the main cast. He had a small role where he was the boss, ordering others to do tasks. In Avengers: Infinity War, we will finally see Thanos getting his hands dirty to get what he wants: Infinity Stones.
As we gear up to watch all our MCU superheroes fight against the greatest threat they’ve ever faced, let’s know what one can expect from Avengers: Infinity War.
#1 Kickass Superhero line-up
The plot of Avengers: Infinity War has been built up by more than 15 individual movies. The cast of the movie is star studded, with actors like Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor), to name a few.
#2 Insane team-ups
Avengers: Infinity War will have nearly all characters we’ve seen in the MCU so far, and that is a huge number. So, it is obvious that the movie will have different heroes teaming up and collaborating with one another. In a shot in the trailer, we see Wong, Doctor Strange, Bruce Banner and Tony Stark teaming up in New York. In yet another shot, Captain America, Winter Soldier, Black Panther, War Machine, Falcon, Black Widow, Okoye and Hulk are charging towards the enemy in Wakanda.
#3 Infinity Stones
The 6 infinity stones contain immeasurable power and have nearly full control over a certain aspect. The Space Stone (Tesseract) is in Loki’s possession (As seen in Thor: Ragnarok), The Mind Stone is embedded in Vision’s forehead (in the trailer, we see the Mind Stone being taken out from his forehead), The Reality Stone (Aether) is with the Collector, The Power Stone is with the Nova Corps (as seen in Guardians of the Galaxy), The Time Stone is with Doctor Strange (As seen in both, Doctor Strange and Thor: Ragnarok) while the location of the sixth infinity stone, the Soul Stone, is still unknown.
#4 Major character deaths
It is strongly rumored that Captain America and/or Iron Man are going to die in the film. Both these characters are played by actors (Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., respectively) whose contracts with MCU are about to end. Other than this, a few other probable deaths are of Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy), Vision (we see the Mind Stone being taken out from his forehead in the trailer) and Hawkeye (Avengers).
#5 Loki’s betrayal
In the first Avengers movie, Thanos wanted Loki to get the Tesseract for him, and he had failed. In the Avengers: Infinity War trailer, we see Loki only once – stepping over dead bodies and holding up the Tesseract. The trailer seems to indicate that finally Loki has managed to complete the task given to him long time ago and hands the Tesseract to Thanos, thus in turn, betraying his brother Thor and other Avengers. But, we have also seen at times, Loki teaming up with baddies is just a facade.
Even though movies by Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is full of action, in between, humor is added. The humor is subtle but it manages to tickle our funny bone. In the trailer, Thor is seen asking the Guardians of the Galaxy, “Who the hell are you guys?” to the Guardians of the Galaxy. We are sure that movie will have ample of such witty one-liners.
#7 More Deaths
One thing that we all have learned from Game of Thrones is that we should not fall in love with a character (s/he is bound to die). Similarly, we are sure that Thanos will not appreciate any obstructions in his mission and will wipe out those who try to stand up against him. Xandar and Asgardians will be the first casualties in the massacre Thanos will unleash.
While, we are not really sure what will happen in Avenger Infinity War, we are sure that the movie will be entertaining and fun to watch. If you are not an Avengers fan or are not sure whether you want to watch it, then I would highly recommend you to watch the movie trailer. Within 24 hours of its release, Avengers Infinity War trailer gained over 42 million views.