Kevin Feige Names The First Wave Of Marvel Studios Films ‘The Infinity Saga’

Kevin Feige Avengers Endgame Ant-Man Crystal Dynamics Google Infinity SagaEmpire revealed Marvel Studios’ president Kevin Feige officially named the first wave of MCU films “The Infinity Saga.”

Avengers: Endgame will conclude the first decade of Marvel Cinematic Universe stories that began with Iron Man in 2008 and Kevin Feige has dubbed the 22-film run “The Infinity Saga.” Kevin Feige added they wanted to bring finality to the first Marvel Cinematic Universe storyline in way audiences have not seen with other film franchises:

“We wanted to bring to a conclusion a series of movies in a way that had never been done before. Harry Potter had an ending because there were only so many books. Lord of the Rings too. But we thought, 22 movies in, wouldn’t it be fun to bring some finality to the storyline?”

What do you think of Kevin Feige’s official name for the first run of Marvel Studios film? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo,  Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow, with Josh Brolin as Thanos.

Avengers: Endgame will be released in theaters on April 26, 2019.

Source: Empire (via ComicBookMovie.com)

Here’s What We Learned From The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer

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Avengers Endgame Trailer Marvel StudiosToday, Marvel Studios unveiled the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and the preview offered fans more insight into the aftermath of Thanos' decimation.

After Avengers: Infinity War concluded with Thanos using the power of the Infinity Stones to erase half of the population in the universe from existence, fans spent the rest of the year speculating on how our heroes could reverse the Mad Titan's decimation and what would have to be sacrificed as a result. Now, the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame offers fans their first look at how the surviving heroes have coped with the loss of their loved ones and may provide insight into how they plan to defeat Thanos.

You can click "Next" to continue the gallery and find out what we learned from the new trailer!

Tony Stark Is Adrift In Space After His Showdown With Thanos

Avengers Endgame Robert Downey Jr. Iron ManFollowing the showdown on Titan, Tony Stark and Nebula were left alone after Thanos eradicated the rest of the heroes who were present. While some assumed that the genius billionaire would find a way to return to Earth, it appears Tony is adrift in space on a vessel with limited supplies and oxygen.

Nebula Is With Tony

Avengers Endgame Nebula Marvel StudiosWhile Tony Stark may be lost in space with no chance of being rescued, it appears he will be accompanied by Nebula, the only other survivor of the showdown on Titan. How the two characters are getting along in what could be their final days remains unknown, though Nebula appears to be faring better than her new companion.

Scott Lang Escaped The Quantum Realm

Ant-Man Avengers EndgameDuring the first post-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, Scott Lang found himself trapped inside the Quantum Realm after his friends were erased by the Thanos snap and some speculated that the Avengers would have to rescue him. However, it appears Scott Lang managed to escape the realm on his own and brought the van containing the way to the alternate dimension with him.

Possible Time Jump

Avengers Endgame Marvel_Studios_Captain America Chris EvansDuring the final moments of the new trailer, Captain America and Black Widow view a video of Scott Lang asking to be let inside Avengers headquarters. Captain America wonders if the message is old, meaning that some time may have passed since Thanos' decimation and Scott's escape from the Quantum Realm.

Hawkeye Is Definitely Ronin

Avengers Endgame Hawkeye Ronin

After months of speculation, the Avengers: Endgame trailer essentially confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns. Furthermore, Captain America line about losing family being said over footage of Clint Barton's appearance suggests that the archer's family perished in the decimation and their deaths prompted him to take on a new identity.

They Know Spider-Man Is MissingAvengers Endgame Marvel Studios Spider-ManDuring the trailer, Bruce Banner can be seen assessing a list of victims of Thanos' decimation and it appears the team knows Spider-Man is among the missing. This may come as a surprise to some considering Spider-Man was with Tony Stark during the events of Infinity War.

Captain America's Winter Soldier Suit is Back

Captain America Avengers Endgame Winter SoldierAfter returning in Avengers: Infinity War with a full beard and disheveled costume, Captain America will return to a more familiar look that includes the suit from The Winter Soldier.

Thanos Is Still Wearing The Burned Gauntlet

Avengers Endgame Thanos Marvel StudiosAfter Thanos acquired all six Infinity Stones and used them to accomplish his mission, the gauntlet he used to harness their power was severely damaged. However, it appears the Mad Titan continues to wear the worn gauntlet, perhaps in an effort to ensure no one else can wield the power of the stones and undo his actions.

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Sebastian Peris

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  • Max Irons

    These movies aren’t really that connected, even though they like to say that they are.

    • Axxell

      LOL! OK… The most successful film franchise in history is not that good according to Mr. Perfect Producer. Maybe you’d like to point out what other franchises have done it better?

      • Max Irons

        Where did i ever say anything about their individual qualities?

        • Axxell

          I never said you did; you said “These movies aren’t really that connected”; I challenged you to point out who has done it better and how… and you never could.

      • William James

        Finacially yeah. If that’s your go to. That’s how it works. Buy a ticket and you get to have your full opinion after. There’s plenty of audiences who are not fans. I’d say even with under 9 films star wars does it better.

        • Axxell

          Financially AND critically… Only a small minority of the general audience dislikes it, sometimes purely because of some stupid rivalry issue between DC and Marvel.

          You couldn’t even point out how the Star Wars universe is better connected than the MCU; the only Star Wars films that have ever worked are the ones centered around one of the characters; not exactly the model of a “connected universe”. The MCU has interwoven several different stories that can stand on their own, from several kinds of unrelated characters and built it into a truly universal saga.

          • William James

            From every film?. No. This is false. Starwars did do it better 30 years ago. The phantom menace sequels were better connected, there is no need for an example here, you can literally watch these and it’s in plain sight. Nothing makes sense with the jedi portrayal in the new ‘saga’.

          • Axxell

            So like I said, you can’t even prove Star Wars has done a better shared universe than Marvel.

          • William James

            You can’t with marvel either. Just because something does well at the box office doesn’t mean it’s amazing, much like star wars. I’m not trying to take away the fact that marvel have achieved 22 films which they have tried to interconnect and make an absolute packet from it. My opinion is that they are not perfectly done, again quality not quantity. There’s things I don’t like how they’ve developed for their characters – and their sequels to origin stories aren’t always necesscary and to me feel like another number to add to the profile rather than a great movie, relying on great actors to portray amazing villains (in the comics) which are completely disregarded on screen. I don’t know why conflicting opinions annoy you so much. Star wars can do direct sequels/ origin stories and not manage to over saturate the movie with over the top character development and maintain absolute balance with its main story-telling.

          • Axxell

            Nobody ever said they were perfect; in fact, the OP subject wasn’t about the quality at all. We were talking strictly about creating a shared, connected universe, and the undisputed truth is that Marvel has set the benchmark for a mega franchise of interconnected storytelling. The OP said “These movies aren’t really that connected”; unless you have evidence backing up that claim, you have to agree Marvel has done a shared universe better than anyone, ever.

          • William James

            Okay, these movies are connected although not every single one. But could be done alot better. As for stating they are a benchmark, again in terms of quantity, you are absolutely right. Imo of quality, there are better which have been done already/previously with fewer movie sagas/series.

          • Axxell

            I can agree that they haven’t been perfect; Michael Jordan didn’t hit every shot, and even Tom Brady has lost some big games. Marvel hasn’t been perfect either, but like Jordan and Brady, they’re still the best to ever do it.

          • William James

            Visa versa

          • Axxell

            Star Wars has always followed a single plot line. The MCU has several different plotlines running contiguously through their movies from the beginning; the definition of a shared universe.

            Therefore, by virtue of actually being a shared universe from the ground up, (unlike Star Wars), the MCU has done it better.

    • William James

      I agree, there’s some unnecessary MCU movies which don’t play much of a part. Civil War. Iron Man 3, Iron Man 2, Winter Soldier, Thor Ragnarok, Guardians 2. Haven’t seen captain Marvel yet.

      • Max Irons

        Age of Ultron, Thor2, Guardians1, Dr.Strange, Hulk, Black Panther and both Ant-Man movies but on the other hand, i think Winter Soldier and Civil War have plenty of connections to the bigger universe.

        • William James

          I’m on the fence with them though, they don’t contribute to the main story, rather cap’s. It introduces characters but that could have been done in any format. Not significant to ‘the infiity saga’

          • Axxell

            So in your opinion, if every movie doesn’t have a direct impact on one specific plot line, it’s not “connected”?

          • William James

            Obviously not as much as you think they are. Each to their own.

          • Axxell

            Who’s done it better? Please give specific examples/details of how other shared universes have been more “connected” than the MCU.

          • William James

            Star wars, planet of the apes, back to future. Are all direct sequels which follow on exactly from where they left off, or otherwise stated a few more years later. The direct sequels of individual characters or groups in marvel are not all necesscary, as they do not all do this – even though they attempt to make it feel like they do. That is clearly an opinion which yours conflicts with yours. You could watch all the avengers movies and only need a select few of the rest of the movies (mostly origin) and you can understand everything still. (Examples of movies not needed are Ant Man, iron man 2, iron man 3, guardians of the galaxy 2, age of Ultron, black panther, homecoming, Thor Ragnarok, and it pains me to say it as its in my top 3 is winter soldier) – there are elements which contribute but the it’s all about quality not quantity.

          • Axxell

            Are all direct sequels which follow on exactly from where they left off, or otherwise stated a few more years later.

            LOL! Like every sequel ever… Nothing of the scope and magnitude of the MCU and it’s multiple character storylines intersecting and weaving into each other. Planet of the Apes and Back to the Future are NOT a “shared universe”; and even in the case of the former’s recent prequels, any similarity between it and the MCU is a result of Marvel Studios changing the game and making a mega franchise more appealing. HeII, PotA even had to reboot several times until they got their act together… AFTER the MCU. So if you were hoping to use that franchise (or Back to the Future, which only ever revolved around a single character) as an example of a better shared universe, it clearly demonstrates you’re grasping. Try again.

          • William James

            That’s another point you make, it’s hardly shared if it’s all part of the same thing??. The TV/Netflix series were the only thing that I’d say is shared… But yet again. You’re telling me that the primary focus on these movies I’m speaking of is a singular character – you are completely undermining the other characters in these movies. I’m hardly grasping, you’re just annoyed that I’m pointing out similar facts which conflict with your undying love for marvel. I’m not even undermining what they’ve achieved. I’m repeating myself but it feels necesscary that regards to accomplishing and publishing all this content, it is not unique. It’s been done before, but marvel are simply mass producing it. X men was the first to have a shared universe by the way, it was awful none the less. But you are far too biased anyway for me to explain myself.

          • Axxell

            First you started arguing that the MCU wasn’t “connected” enough… Then you started arguing that it wasn’t “good enough”… Now you’re arguing that it’s not “unique”… When I ask you to back up your claims, but instead you change the subject into different charges, you’re pretty much grasping for an argument.

          • William James

            I’ve argued already, it’s not thoroughly connected within some of its movies – not every single one!!!. It’s like saying all the Disney movies are connected or a Reddit thread assuming a connection of all of trrantino movies, of course that’s a major exaggeration, but theres unnecesscary movies within the marvel universe which as a 2half hour film have minimal impact. Which to me equates to my opinion as a whole, as a preference – I like alot more universes, I don’t think it’s as good as it’s hyped, it’s unique in its sheer scale, not in its ability to create constant high stakes content which have an impact and constant connection. Nothings changed here. You are just not liking the answers I’m giving you.

          • Axxell

            I don’t like them because they’re nonsense; you’re saying some MCU movies are not connected because of some random, crazy standard you pulled out your back that:

            A) has absolutely nothing to do with the definition of a shared universe

            B) is a completely unrealistic standard that would make for a monotone film

            C) You can’t even provide a single instance of a shared universe doing what you say the MCU should be doing, which in itself is proof of how ridiculous your demands are.

          • William James

            Ah man, you’re really hurt I’m not a fan. Plot holes and distinction of story-telling trough crweateing a connection of movies through a post credits scene, from watching a previous sequence of wvents fr two hours which haven’t had a direct connection from one film to the other is not my idea of a through connection. Maybe you think I’m justaying they’re not connected, still???. I said before and above, the majority are!!!, What is wrong with you?. I just have no appreation for noticible flawing and story plot holes, within a movie universe that claims connection throughout its entirety.

          • Axxell

            All MCU films, by definition, are connected… You don’t get to redefine the meaning of words to whatever your “idea of a through connection” is. Language is not a matter of opinion; that’s why there’s a dictionary.

          • William James

            Not very well, no.

          • Axxell

            LOL… As if you have any professional acumen or knowledge to base this on… Or even so much as a real life example of a cinematic universe that has done it better…

          • William James

            I probably have no more experience than you do. These are merely my opinions. Bottom line I prefer so I’m marvel movies rather than as a collective, because through what I’ve explained, have unnesscary content. Lol!, I’m not taking away what marvel have achieved. I’ve said above, they are the first to do it with the amount of movies/scale they’ve done. In terms of story depiction I am on the fence as I just prefer others and I have stated there ones I prefer. What is your deal lol.

          • Axxell

            So you don’t really have a reason to say Marvel movies aren’t connected, or that any of them are unnecessary; it’s just an empty phrase that means nothing to you except for making your objections seem more sensible. If you don’t like Marvel movies, that’s fine. Just don’t pretend like they have a significant cinematic flaw that doesn’t allow you to enjoy them.

          • William James

            They’re hardly dismissable. And yes, not as much as I could be.

        • Axxell

          You’re basically taking the solo movies and saying they’re not important because they don’t directly impact the Infinity War arc, which is laughably wrong. Ever heard of character development?

          • William James

            That’s literally the worst excuse for lazy writing and stroy-telling but for your own plausibility of your own opinion for saying they are ‘great’. There’s character development and then there’s stringing everything out as much as you can unnecesscarily. I’ve said before if you don’t know your characters already from watching two and a half hours of screen time, then stick to postman pat.

          • Axxell

            Lazy writing is creating a character that never experiences any character growth after “two and a half hours” of conflict. Apparently you don’t have any substantial life experience with actual humans…

          • William James

            Your validation of your point lies only with iron man 3. Explain how much Tony stark changed in iron man 2 or ant Man and the Wasp, guardians of the galaxy. We know who they all are. You need to know what character development actually is before you continue further. Your last part of your comment is extremely ironic at this point… Feel free to continue raging at conflicting opinions over fictional characters.

          • Axxell

            Ah… so now you’re preparing to dismiss my argument because it’s all about “fictional characters”, so therefore storytelling standards based on real life, known anthropological behavior don’t apply, right?

          • William James

            Lol, you’re twisting alot here, I’m hardly dismissing your argument, where have I done that?. I realise what we are discussing here. I’m not the one saying human experiences equates to your own validation fort opposing opinions. You ultimately switched the argument. So now you want to discuss human behaviour to fictional characters. Sure, it’s good to have that relatability, but having none works as well. My comment was more aimed at your inability to argue points and leaning towards insulting assumptions. Your lack of explanation/response for the body of my main points above regarding characters in their sequels says it all.

          • Axxell

            You’re the one who made the sarcastic remark at the end of your previous comment preempting the counterargument as a trivial matter. That’s a common way to dismiss the deeper, more weighted arguments when you can’t rebut them.

      • Axxell

        All of those movies either pushed the character they’re centered on forward, or affect another story somewhere down the line. Iron Man 2 developed Tony Stark’s character, Iron Man 3 further developed Tony and impacted Winter Soldier, which developed Captain America and impacted Civil War, which impacted Infinity War. Ragnarok also impacted Infinity War by way of advancing Thor’s character. I could keep going in detail about how the entire MCU is connected, but I hardly have time to talk about all of them. Suffice it to say there’s plenty of evidence out there to confidently say you’re wrong.

        • William James

          And in terms of story telling those miniscule connections do not amount to 2 and a half hours of rubbish. Ragnarok: Thor’s sister all of a sudden turning up, they are killing hulks character, he looks like a childish joke, nothing is set up until the end. As for iron mans and caps they are literally irrelevant to the story of how infinity war played out. Because they would have ended up in different places regardless. There is logic to your points but there are too many flaws and things put in the sequels to outweigh everything, thus being just dragged out, creating less significance than actually portraying to be significant.

          • Axxell

            So you only evidence that the MCU is not connected is that you don’t like the choices they made… Sorry, none of that’s got anything to do with the shared aspects of the plot. You’re just ranting because according to you, Thor’s sister being introduced and Hulk’s character development being different to your fanfic’s, somehow means the universe is not connected… 🙄

            As for Iron Man and Captain America being irrelevant to how Infinity War played out… That’s like saying any character driving the plot in a movie who loses, whether it’s the good guy or bad guy, somehow it means they’re irrelevant to the story… Again, just bad logic. Please come back only when you’re ready to talk about how each movie impacts the other, not the characters you don’t like.

        • William James

          No no, feel free to go into detail. Your impact you speak of is about 2 minutes of actual storytelling per movie. To say it’s connected for minimal development because something like, Tony made a new triangular reactor or the fact that you rely on ‘character development’ as an excuse of ‘advancing’ is bad writing. If you don’t know you’re characters already from 2 hours of screen time, then saying that is just an excuse for why you think it’s good as an opinion, this does not mean it’s great – because in hignsight, it is a massive waste of time and completely stringing out movies for the sake of it, to then add a pinch of something to state it’s then ‘connected to everything’ is bad quality of story telling. Note: also an opinion.

          You clearly love marvel. I love alot of their movies, but I’m not blind to see flaws for the sake of stating a connection and everything means something, because not everything in these movies do, this is why some are relevant some are not that necesscary.

          • Axxell

            Your problem is that you believe all character development should be done in 2 hours, and any further changes as a result of additional conflict is “unnecessary”. Which is absolutely nonsensical and belies an incomprehensible lack of understanding about human nature, both of the audience and of the films’ subjects.

          • William James

            It’s very achievable, character development is where we see changes and growth. Thor is a good example of this because he actually does. Iron Man experiences a little anxiety and insomnia but he is still the same really, cap is the same, gotg same, black panther same, Spiderman same, vision actually changes and so does s. Witch a little. Ant Man hardly, Hulk.. dont even go there. Im excited for endgame because we will see different versions of these chatracters, I hope. But there’s fleshing out a story with its character having to accomodate to its stakes and then theirs stories accomodating to their characters – marvel does the latter, with some acceptions – which is boring. I think you need to learn how to accept people’s points of how films and stories are made/developed, and prepare yourself going forward into the future knowing that not everyone’s going to agree with you. You are very articulate though.

          • Axxell

            Tony Stark is not the same person he was from the first Iron Man film. Neither is Captain America the same character from his intro movie. Same for every character you mentioned. That’s just demonstrable fact. And it’s not a matter of opinion because the Tony Stark of the first movie, even by the film’s end, didn’t care about anything but his own fame and ego; you may superficially see Stark making witty banter and think he’s the same person, but what you’re looking at is personality. That has nothing to do with the kind of person he is, because the weapon builder Stark of old would’ve never cared to help the government catch Captain America in Civil War, or fund the Avengers instead of pushing his own celebrity because he knows it’s necessary. That’s real growth. And that’s just one example of what’s common in the MCU, not as an opinion.

          • William James

            You see minimal, you have to assume the majority of this. You treatise this right??.

          • Axxell

            Your next comment better be a direct quote from where I supposedly said Marvel movies are the only ones to do this…

          • William James

            Where have you not commented saying they are the only ones to pratcially do this…

          • Axxell

            Then it should be extremely easy for you to find any single quote where I suggested this. Of course, I know you couldn’t do it (and won’t be able to) because it doesn’t exist.