War. It never changes. But sometimes it does, because after the newly released [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409), which has been smashing the box office overseas before landing in the US, Marvel has another war to fight. Infinity War, to be precise.
And we're glad directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and the screenwriting team of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, are at the helm again, following their critical success with the previous two Captain America films and the excellent handling of the rest of the Avengers in Civil War.
Speaking of Anthony and Joe Russo, they might've just dropped a very interesting piece of info regarding Infinity War — unless they're trolling us (which is entirely possible).
We've known for a long time that Avengers: Infinity War would be a big event, featuring even more characters than the ambitious Civil War and bringing together the cosmic and the Earthbound in a much grander way. Because, of course, Thanos is finally coming to town, and it's going to be one hell of a shindig when he touches down.
But while the Russo brothers have teased us in the past — joking that we'd be seeing upward of 60 superheroes in Infinity War — they might've just dropped a big name, and it's one that should make even the Mad Titan think twice about messing with the Avengers.
While discussing the Avengers: Infinity War two-parter at the Smithsonian Institute (via CBM), the Russos seemingly accidentally mentioned this big name: Captain Marvel.
This isn't a huge surprise, hearing that Carol Danvers will be donning the lycra to take the stage with the Avengers when Thanos arrives, but given that her self-titled movie has been pushed all the way back to March of 2019 to make way for Spider-Man: Homecoming, it's looking like she could debut in Infinity War - Part One instead of Captain Marvel.
Not a bad way to do it by any means; it's looking good for Spider-Man: Homecoming right now, which followed the same character introduction formula.
And with the Russos proving once again that they are the masters of PR manipulation, when a fan in the audience quickly picked up on the mention of Captain Marvel, the directors immediately went into damage control mode, responding with, "Um — Captain Barvel. Totally different character."
Which begs the question: Who is this Carol Banvers, and just what is she doing in Infinity War? We can't wait to see her joining Captain Bamerica and Iron Ban in the battle against Bhanos — it's gonna be one bell of a showdown.
Avengers: Infinity War - Part One hits theaters May 4, 2018, with Part Two landing May 3, 2019. Captain Marvel is set for a March 8, 2019 release.