The battle for the Infinity Stones has begun. Marvel Studios just tweeted an exciting in-depth look at the next Avengers film, confirming that the three biggest players in the #MCU — the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Spider-Man — will be coming together in an epic battle for the fate of the universe against Thanos the Mad Titan.
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MCU mastermind Kevin Feige said of the film's big bad:
“We know they’re going to face Thanos. We’ve been setting that up since Avengers one. How do you do that in a way that is unexpected that pits the Avengers against somebody who’s more powerful than anyone they’ve faced and yet make them completely unprepared to face him? Well, tear them apart, which is why we did 'Civil War' before 'Infinity War.' Thanos shows us why he is the biggest, the best, the baddest villain that we’ve ever had, and the most frightening villain the Avengers have ever faced.”
“What we always try to do at Marvel Studios as we’re building the cinematic universe is look at the big picture. How can things relate across movies and across years? 'Avengers: Infinity War' is the culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe as started in May of 2008 with the release of 'Iron Man' one, and it really is an unprecedented culmination of a series of films interlinked together which at the time had never been done before. And for us the important thing is making it all come together.“
Actor Tom Holland, who made his debut in the MCU as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, noted how stunning it was to find himself in such a major motion picture — all while standing alongside Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man).
“I remember actually going to see the first Avengers with one of my best mates from home and I’d never have dreamed that I would ever be in one of these movies, let alone playing Spider-Man. I feel like I’m on top of the world, because this is just mind-blowing.”
Writer Christopher Markus reflected on the result of Civil War and how it makes it the perfect moment for Thanos to strike:
"Tony is not talking to Steve, the Avengers are basically a name with nobody in it, the world is vulnerable.”
Obviously, the MCU is an unprecedented accomplishment in moviemaking, but co-director Joe Russo said Infinity War will take it one step further.
“Because of what Marvel is, because of what they have done over the last ten years, these next two Avengers films will be an event like no one has ever seen on film before.”
Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled for release May 4, 2018.