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On-screen title card.

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Closing title card.

Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 film, and seventh in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Three. It was produced by Marvel Studios, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film was directed by Anthony & Joe Russo, from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, with both teams having worked together on Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.

Its scale is both grander and tonally different than The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron (which were both written and directed by Joss Whedon), being a culmination of what Marvel Studios celebrates as a ten year journey bringing together various different aspects and threads from several different film series across eighteen different films for the biggest crossover event in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Release dates

  • Dolby Theatre, United States: April 23, 2018
  • United States: April 27, 2018

Briefing

Intergalactic despot Thanos has emerged from the shadows to personally acquire all six Infinity Stones, which he plans to use to wipe out half of the universe's population to restore an unbalanced order. To combat this threat, the disbanded Avengers will have to reunite and band together all of their allies to prevent this universal devastation.

Debriefing

Cast

Performers Characters
Starring
Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark (Iron Man)
Chris Hemsworth Thor
Mark Ruffalo Bruce Banner (Hulk)
Chris Evans Steve Rogers (Captain America)
Scarlett Johansson Natasha Romanoff
Paul Bettany Vision
Elizabeth Olsen Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch)
Josh Brolin Thanos
Co-starring
Tom Hiddleston Loki
Terry Notary Cull Obsidian
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor Ebony Maw
Carrie Coon Proxima Midnight
Michael James Shaw Corvus Glaive
Benedict Cumberbatch Stephen Strange (Doctor Strange)
Benedict Wong Wong
Tom Holland Peter Parker (Spider-Man)
Zoe Saldana Gamora
Chris Pratt Peter Quill (Star-Lord)
Dave Bautista Drax
Bradley Cooper Rocket
Vin Diesel Groot
Pom Klementieff Mantis
Anthony Mackie Sam Wilson (Falcon)
Don Cheadle James Rhodes (War Machine)
Karen Gillan Nebula
Chadwick Boseman T'Challa (Black Panther)
Danai Gurira Okoye
Sebastian Stan Bucky Barnes (White Wolf)
Letitia Wright Shuri
Peter Dinklage Eitri
Other
Idris Elba Heimdall
Monique Ganderton On-set Proxima Midnight
Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts
Blair Jasin Street pedestrian #1
Matthew Zuk Street pedestrian #2
Kerry Condon F.R.I.D.A.Y.
Jacob Batalon Ned Leeds
Isabella Amara Sally
Tiffany Espensen Cindy
Ethan Dizon Tiny
Stan Lee Bus driver
Laura Miller Scottish news reporter
Sean Gunn On-set Rocket
Terry Notary On-set Groot
William Hurt Secretary of State Thunderbolt Ross
Michael Anthony Rogers Ross's aide 1
Stephen McFeely Ross's aide 2
Ariana Greenblatt Young Gamora
Ameenah Kaplan Gamora's mother
Benicio del Toro Taneleer Tivan (Collector)
Ross Marquand Red Skull (Stonekeeper)
Florence Kasumba Ayo
Winston Duke M'Baku
Samuel L. Jackson Nick Fury
Cobie Smulders Maria Hill

Mentioned-only characters

Notes

  • Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders are uncredited as Nick Fury and Maria Hill, respectively.
  • Some of the film's plot and tone wasn't even written in the earliest drafts, with most of it being changed due to how Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther turned out, as they were being developed and/or filmed at the same time.
  • The film continues moments after the mid credits scene of Ragnarok.
    • A lot of Thor's arc comes from Ragnarok, such as the death of his father and mother, his new look, and lose of his eye.
  • Meredith Quill's death happened in Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • Star-Lord had to kill Ego, his father, in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
  • Rogers, Wilson, and Romanoff went on the run due to not signing the Sokovia Accords in Captain America: Civil War.
    • Barnes and Lang have been put under house arrest, the latter's shown in Ant-Man and the Wasp, which was released directly after Infinity War.
  • There is some awkward tension when Banner reunites with Black Widow, as they had an affair during Avengers: Age of Ultron.
  • Vision was created by the combination of the J.A.R.V.I.S. A.I. being fused with the Mind Stone embedded in a synthetic body made of Vibranium, which were supposed to be for Ultron, in Age of Ultron. Ultron was destroyed in said film.
  • Barnes had been put in a Wakandan cryogenic chamber in Civil War, until his Hydra brainwashing could be removed, which is revealed to have succeeded in the post credits scene of Black Panther.
    • Barnes lost his arm due to Hydra experimentation and replaced it with a cybernetic one with their insignia on it, which he had removed before going into suspended animation.

Trivia

  • This is the first time Peter's spider-sense is shown in the MCU.
  • Spider-Man's web shooters have been upgraded so they can instantly appear around his wrist in a similar fashion to Stark's armor.
  • Rocket's penchant in taking other people's cybernetic appendages is continued when he gives Thor a new eye and wants Barnes's arm.

Cultural references

  • When first meeting Ebony Maw, Tony calls him Squidward, a character from the cartoon series SpongeBob SquarePants. Although in the French dub, he calls him Voldemort, the villain of the Harry Potter book/movie series.[1]
  • Peter references Alien.

Trailers

References

  1. Peters, Megan (April 30, 2018). "'Avengers: Infinity War' Makes A Hilarious 'Harry Potter' Reference". Comicbook. Retrieved March 15, 2020.

See also

External links

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