Avengers: Infinity War is finally out this Friday, but it has not stopped fans from speculating about the future of the franchise. Kevin Feige sat down with Fandango to talk about the future films and the conclusion of Phase 3.
Thanks to the smashing success the was Black Panther, Feige revealed a sense of relief due to a large part of Infinity War revolving around the world that was introduced in the Ryan Coogler-helmed flick:
“As you’ve seen in the trailers, Wakanda itself, many of the people in the film, and, of course Chad, play a nice part in Infinity War. Had people not liked Panther and not liked those things, it would have been a much bigger concern because of how much is in this next one. The success of it though, which certainly surpassed even our loftiest expectations, is just a very nice thing as we head into this.”
The record-breaking success of Black Panther was not the only surprise that Kevin Feige had approaching the production of Infinity War. Josh Brolin’s performance as Thanos, the film’s antagonist, also carried a surprising amount of emotional weight:
“Now he’s a full amazing, strong character that as the visual effects kept coming in and getting more refined and more complete, would leave us speechless sometimes with how emotional it was. That this big purple guy who’s quite mad, could give you that much emotion. Also, just the emotion of seeing all these characters interact with one another and seeing how different a lot of the characters are from where they started I found surprisingly emotional.”
Feige also confirmed that Avengers 4 will tie in heavily with Infinity War, bringing not just Phase 3 to a close, but bringing a conclusion to all MCU movies before it:
“Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled Avengers 4 are very much of a piece. They’re very different movies and tonally they’re very different movies, which is why we did not want to say Part 1 and Part 2, but they’re very directly connected.Avengers 4 is the conclusion of all twenty-one movies before it … the intention of this movie and of the next Avengers film, the decisions we make will be final and will be given emotional conclusion (sic) to the story at hand.”
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Here is the synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War:
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner and Paul Rudd.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27, 2018.
10 Characters That Need To Be Avengers In Marvel’s Phase Four
Avengers: Infinity War arrives this year, and will be followed by a currently untitled fourth Avengers film that will close off Phase 3 and will mark a new chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Phase 4 it is safe to say audiences will meet a new roster of the Avengers.
Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America have been the pillars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since its inception, as their individual films have guided lead audiences into each Avengers film. But with the next two Avengers film it is safe to say the curtain will set for those three. That means the Avengers as audiences know them will change dramatically. This means the team will need some new members, ones that will make a big impression to fill the shoes of their predecessors.
While the status of other founding members like the Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and more up in the air right now, part of the fun in the Avengers comics is the ever-changing roster. The latest roster for the Avengers needs to make a statement. This isn’t the same old Avengers, this is the beginning of a new chapter. Some characters should be upgraded, others will take center stage as the new tentpole franchises, and the Avengers will be new.
Here are the ten characters that should make up the roster for Marvel’s New Avengers. Click Next to get started!