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Over the years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the epitome of comic book movie franchises. Nearly 10 years have past since the universe began with the now classic Iron Man. What the MCU has accomplished is unprecedented, and has become the highest-grossing franchise of all time.

A universe has since spawned from that original film, and it is only getting better with time. We have shared many adventures with our heroes, but there is one story line that has been the undercurrent of almost every film: the Infinity Stones.

Marvel's The Avengers [Credit: Marvel Studios]
Marvel's The Avengers [Credit: Marvel Studios]

Marvel Cinematic Universe fans rejoice, because the longest ruining through line in the is officially coming to fruition. Thanks to Collider Editor-in-Chief Steven "Frosty" Weintraub, we have learned that began filming on January 23rd, 2017. This is no doubt going to be an epic project, but it will see the cohesion of every MCU character for the first time ever. Avengers: Infinity War is going to be an event of unprecedented scale, even within the groundbreaking MCU.

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Avenger's Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War will bring together the galaxy's mightiest heroes, to defend the universe against the biggest threat in the MCU, Thanos, who has been lurking in the background since The Avengers. Based on the title, the film will borrow aspects from the comic of the same name, in which Thanos obtains all of the powerful Infinity Stones, and begins to wreak havoc on the galaxy.

This film is sure to be a game-changer for superhero films, and the pure scope of the Thanos's actions might change the landscape of the MCU forever. We don't know if all of our heroes will make it out alive, or what will happen next after the culmination of Thanos's plan. Avengers: Infinity War is going to fundamentally alter the next phase of the MCU, but we're not sure how.

The Next Two Avenger's Films

Guardians of the Galaxy [Credit: Marvel Studios]
Guardians of the Galaxy [Credit: Marvel Studios]

Over the last few weeks we have been getting a lot of new information about Avengers: Infinity War. Spider-Man was confirmed for the film, as well as the Guardians of the Galaxy. The news broke recently that Peter Dinklage was in talks for a "key" role in the film. All of this news has only raised the level of excitement for this film, that is sure to be epic in scale.

The most interesting part about the Mr. Weintraub's tweet is that Marvel will be filming the next 2 Avenger films back-to-back. We have no word on what the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War will be - originally, Infinity War was going to be broken into 2 parts, but that has since changed. The subsequent MCU films after Infinity War will most likely deal with the aftermath of Thanos, so we can assume that the following Avengers film will be introducing or dealing with the next big villain.

What Happens Next?

Spider-Man: Homecoming [Credit: Sony]
Spider-Man: Homecoming [Credit: Sony]

The release of Avengers: Infinity War is still over a year away, with a May 4, 2018 release date. So far, Marvel has not released a casting list, synopsis, or production notes, but seeing as filming has begun, we may get a lot more information in the coming months. As with every big movie during filming, we are sure to get some behind the scenes shots on set, thanks to eager bystanders with their phones.

Anthony and Joe Russo are set to direct Avengers: Infinity War, and have officially taken the reigns from Joss Whedon - who directed Marvel's The Avengers and Avenger's: Age of Ultron. The Russo's have already proven their mettle in the MCU by directing 2 of the finest Marvel films to date, Captain America: Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.

One thing is for sure, it is the best time in history to be a comic book movie fan. Marvel has shown time and again that they can do justice to the characters while also making excellent movies. Make sure you stay tuned to MoviePilot for all the latest news regarding all your favorite film properties.

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