Marvel Studios' two-part "Avengers: Infinity War" has its writers: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, who have written all three "Captain America" films: 2011's "The First Avenger," 2014's "The Winter Soldier" and 2016's upcoming "Civil War."
"Infinity War" sees them re-team once again with directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who directed "Captain America: Winter Soldier" and are currently working on "Captain America: Civil War," which just started production.
Though Avengers: Age of Ultron is still taking the world by storm, the attention is already on next year’s Captain America: Civil War , which will draw a line in the sand and divide the Marvel cinematic universe. Speaking with MTV, Captain America himself, Chris Evans, opened up about the movie calling it a set-up for the “real battle” in 2018 and 2019’s Avengers: Infinity War .
“It’s to jump off into the next Avengers, Infinity War,” Evans said. “So Cap 3 is going to be the set-up of the real battle, so there are a lot of people.”
In addition, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson revealed that they know whose “side” they’ll be on for the conflict, but they wouldn’t divulge.
Anthony and Joe Russo, the directors of the two-part comic book adventure, will use a new 2D digital camera. As Variety first reported, that camera was produced by Imax and Arri, and is lighter in weight than Imax’s film cameras. The Russos are first out of the gate to use the 2D camera and will shoot 15 minutes of footage for their upcoming “Captain America: Civil War” with the technology.
Other major films have used Imax cameras for key action scenes such as the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and last year’s “Interstellar,” which set a record by shooting more than an hour of footage with the technology.
Thanks to the much-desired advertising spots within the broadcast of Super Bowl 52, we now have our second trailer for the highly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War. The trailer featured many new shots of both the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, but one shot could spell out the fate for one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's newest Avengers.
Yeah, yeah, we know: Anyone can die in Avengers: Infinity War.
The Marvel marketing machine has been in overdrive promising death and destruction to fans of the franchise, with screenwriter Stephen McFeely promising, "It’s safe to say we will say farewell to people."
But let's be real. We all know some of these heroes are safer than others. Some of these heroes have run their course, and are played by actors who seem ready to get off the MCU train. Others are just getting started, and already have sequels on the calendar.
All that said, we're dying to know who's dying in this one. So we've put together our best educated guesses, based on our obsessive knowledge of these characters, their movies, and the circumstances surrounding them. Here they are, roughly in order from least to most likely to bite the dust in Infinity War.
Why Iron Man needs to die in 'Avengers: Infinity War'
Tony: Watching all your friends die, you'd think that would be the worst part, hm? Nope, it wasn't.
Fury: No, it was that you didn't.
We've made it through Doctor Strange, 4 more to go before our Saturday date with the Avengers!
Let's get the bad news out of the way: your boy Iron Man is probably gonna die in Avengers: Infinity War. But the good news is, he probably should die.
Meanwhile, Shuri seems like a natural fit to take over Tony's role as tech support for the MCU heroes. Her genius technology makes that white boy colonizer's gadgets look like a bad elementary school science fair project. Plus, she can do it all with four times the charm and style.
With all these newer, younger heroe coming up, Tony is starting to feel more like the wizened old mentor archetype in every hero story, a la Obi-Wan in Star Wars or Dumbledore in Harry Potter. And – spoiler alert – those characters always die. They need to, so that their pupils can grow into themselves.
We're not the only ones who want to see Iron Man's blood in the water. Robert Downey Jr. himself has been talking about retiring the role since 2013 (that's all the way back before Iron Man 3).
In a GQ interview, he questioned, "How many genre movies can I do? How many follow-ups to a successful follow-up are actually fun?" He then questioned the horrifying idea of being a fifty-year-old superhero — and for those keeping track, the actor is now fifty-three years old.
The reviews for 'Avengers: Infinity War' are in and it's a free-for-all
Marvel has done it again, I just didn’t think it was possible for them to keep up this pace of just churning out one good movie after another--holy heck, you guys. I went into the theater with the thought in my mind that there were going to be too many characters fighting for screen time, and it was going to be too much action, resulting in just a boring mess. I was so, so wrong. This movie will make you feel things. I know the hype of BLACK PANTHER is just barely starting to die off, but I can say pretty easily that INFINITY WAR was the better movie.
'Avengers: Infinity War' is less than the sum of its parts
It's the movie that was ten years in the making, packed with literally too many stars and heroes to count. But does it live up to all that hype?
Overall, the reviews are — in one word — breathless. In two words: breathless and/or exhausted. Clearly, Marvel brought all its game to this epic final battle. Some were more wary than others (I guess 19 movies will do that to any franchise, even Marvel). But while everyone had their own individual critiques and flaws to point out, the general agreement is that you will not be disappointed.
Yesterday, I had the joy of seeing a sneak press screening of "AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR", strap in for a SPOILER filled review. However, I will do my best to not give the whole show away. Proceed with caution, spoilers ahead!