While the origins of the Avengers villain Thanos was never reveled, it’s no doubt that Thanos was a force to be reckon with. Set on gaining control of all the planets, Thanos showcased what a bad guy truly is, he heartless. Thanos was so heartless to the point that he was willing to risk his daughter to gain control of what he wanted for the most, power.
While I’m usually not a fan of comic book movies, my wife and kids insisted that I see the newest offering from the Marvel collection of films. I must say that the sheer boldness of Thanos is what impressed me the most. I’m puzzled as to why I was able to relate to the Super villain over the heroes, but I’ve grew accustomed to rooting for the bad guys in films. The personality of Thanos was hard for me to decipher at first. At first, he seemed like your average villain wanting to cause harm and destruction to anything and everybody. As the movie progressed, so did the depth of the Thanos character. Half way through the movie I found myself rooting for him to collect all the Infinity stones that would enable him to have the power he’d always sought. Thanos felt that he was doing a good thing by destroying the people and planets, he felt that it was the only way for him to achieve everlasting peace.
My kids failed to see things from my point of view as they cheered for their dependable set of heroes to win the ultimate fight. Their little minds were unable to be persuaded after Thanos sacrificed his daughter to gain a stone. I tried to convince them that it wasn’t his real daughter and was simple a sacrifice for a bigger mission, however; their minds were unconvinced. Thanos persona was that of a God, he did what he wanted when he wanted. This is what I admired most about his personality, he knew what he wanted and went after it. Although it was simply a movie, it was a movie with meaning. Whether you agree with his mission on not, Thanos never gave up on what he wanted, even if it meant he had to run over everyone else.
This summer promises to be a great time for movie fans. One of the highly anticipated Marvel releases that kicked off this spring, “Avengers: Infinity War”, is currently the number one box office hit as of this writing. I had the opportunity to watch the movie this past weekend. The end of the movie left many moviegoers puzzled as to the fate of the main characters. If you have not watched the movie, I would suggest you not read the rest of this article. In the Huffington Post, Bill Bradley discusses possible leaks from a few years ago that provided hints to a possible sequel. Below we will discuss the article and provide some insights to the leaks. The entire article can be read at the following link: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/avengers-4-leaks-get-support-2-year-old-interview-marvel-directors_us_5aeb3dcde4b041fd2d242a37
One blogger named ‘ilurkthingsreborn’ has claimed to have an inside source from Marvel and has successfully predicted some of the scenes from Infinity War before it’s release. Much of this blogger’s speculation of a sequel stems from Captain America and his weapon from Infinity War. One of the scenes gives clues to the possible sequel in which Captain America, Thor and Thanos are involved in a fight scene. The significance of one of Thor’s weapons called the MJolnir was supposedly destroyed in a previous Thor movie but questions were raised as to why it would have relevance in Infinity War. After the blogger asked The Russo Brothers (Captain America directors) about the significance of Thor’s Hammer and Captain America’s ability to use it (which was not part of any previous Captain America movies), they replied that it could be a ‘set up for a future sequel’. Other leaks include a possible death of Captain America which did not happen in Infinity Wars.
In my opinion, I agree with the bloggers claims and I anticipate that there will likely be a sequel due to the overwhelming popularity of Infinity War and unanswered questions that have been raised in Bill’s article. It appears we will have a few more Marvel blockbusters in the summers to come!
On Thursday, actor Anthony Mackie stopped by “Good Morning America” to discuss the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War” movie. It’s expected to be one of the biggest superhero movies ever as it will feature the greatest collection of Avengers superheroes together in one film. Not only will it feature heroes, but some brand new villains who have yet to appear on the big screen. A clip shown on “GMA” during Mackie’s appearance gave viewers a look at some of those villains known as “The Black Order” in the Marvel comics.
The “Good Morning America” YouTube channel features a video of Mackie discussing the upcoming movie. Mackie, who plays the superhero Falcon in the “Avengers” movies, said he was only allowed to see about 25 pages of the movie script, but joked there was another 250 pages of it. He mentioned that he mainly got to take a look at the part of the script focusing on the movie’s final battle.
Mackie also spoke about the improvisation that took place while filming due to the fact so many different characters from the Marvel cinematic universe were assembled together for the first time. That provided a collection of acting talents which spanned all of the Marvel films that have been released so far.
For example, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and the Guardians of the Galaxy characters weren’t featured in “Captain American: Civil War,” while many of the other superheroes in “Infinity War” were part of that previous film. That makes for a lot of new interactions in the newest movie.
The folks at “GMA” also showed a very brief clip from the movie which shows Black Widow and Captain America battling members of the Black Order. Mackie’s Falcon eventually flies in to give an assist to help them take advantage of the numbers game. After the clip is finished, Mackie explained how he performed his “swift kick” move, thanks to the help of a skilled stuntman.
For those unfamiliar, the Black Order consists of three villains who act as Thanos’ henchmen. They are Ebony Maw, Cull Obsidian, and Proxima Midnight. Their roles are handled in the upcoming film by Terry Notary, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, and Carrie Coon. Prior to the new clip’s release, fans had seen one part of the trailer in which Doctor Strange is confronted by one of the Black Order.
The wait will be over for movie fans as “Avengers: Infinity War” is set for release in theaters on Friday, April 27th all around the United States.
Infinity War Set to Be Second Most Expensive Film Produced
Avengers: Infinity War is due out in theaters one week from now, and is sure to be one of the most, if not the most highly anticipated films for the year.
So it should come as no surprise that the movie’s reported production budget was among the highest ever, in fact being the second most expensive film ever produced, not including any inflation rates. It’s a well known fact that most movies nowadays are not cheap to produce, but given the fact that Infinity War was meant to conclude a story that has been steadily building over a decade, Marvel Studios was eventually going to have to spend a bit more money.
The fact that there is a large number of cast members involved with filming alone means a lot of money was going to have to be spent on production. Luckily, the Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn’t had a problem with money, considering they are a $14 billion enterprise that has made nothing but solid hits at the box office since it was first started.
In fact, the team-up films in the franchise have been the most expensive as far as budgets go, with Captain America: Civil War costing $250 million to make and Avengers: Age of Ultron being made for $279.8 million. Infinity War, which was said to have a production around $300 million, will be one of the few films that exceeds the aforementioned two, making it one of the most expensive films ever made. It would actually make it a three-way tie with Justice League and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End for second highest budget.
Despite the number for the huge production budget, Marvel Studios isn’t the least bit concerned about making a profit off of the film. With all of the hype and anticipation to the conclusion of this ten-year story, Infinity War could prove to be a rival for The Force Awakens in terms of breaking the box office record for an opening weekend. Reaching the $1 billion box office club is almost a guarantee at this point, with everything in mind.
The Russo brothers have reportedly stated that Avengers: Infinity War was a greater challenge than Avengers 4. While some may take this to mean that Avengers 4 will probably not be as big as Infinity War, this could also mean that there have been plenty of challenges that they had to overcome in Infinity War. Then by the time they got to Avengers 4, they have gotten used to the challenges. At the same time, it is very likely that they are going to be dealing with fewer characters than Infinity War depending on what happens in the upcoming film.
One thing that has been reported on is the apparent plot elements of the post Infinity War film. For one thing, it is said to involve time travel. There have been looks of Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans in their previous MCU looks which indicates earlier eras of the MCU. For one thing, many fans have speculated on what is very likely to happen in the upcoming Avengers film. One thing that is certain is that it is loosely based on the Infinity Gauntlet as well as some of the other stories that feature Thanos.
Given that the Russo brothers have made it clear that the fact that they are holding out on the title should scare fans, it is very likely that there are going to be a lot of scary and heartbreaking events in Infinity War. These events are also very shocking to the point that the Russo Brothers have made sure that the real script did not get out into the hands of anyone other than a few people. Given that some actors have an issue with revealing the secret plot lines, the directors have taken it upon themselves to make sure that even the actors are unaware of what could happen. One thing that they have done was give out scripts with fake scenes so that people will not know what is actually going to happen.
2018 is shaping up to be a big year for the Avengers with the upcoming Avengers Infinity War. However, there is already potential spoilers being revealed for the movie coming after Infinity War. This spoiler has a lot to do with the fate of Tony Stark. There has been a lot of speculation that Tony Stark is going to be one of the characters that are not going to return after Avengers 4. For one thing, Phase 4 is going to bring in a lot of changes, especially with the buy out of 21st Century Fox by Disney.
One example of a spoiler is an image shown on Pepper Potts’s poster that shows her holding a severely damaged Iron Man mask. This gives a strong hint to the possible death of Tony Stark. Also, the original source material that Infinity War and Avengers 4 are based on does depict one of the characters sacrificing themselves for the world not through death, but through being trapped. Either way, Avengers 3 and 4 are going to be a couple of the largest events of the coming years. The magnitude of these films are going to compete with the Star Wars films.
Then Phase 4 is when it gets even more interesting because there are a ton of characters that are available for the MCU to use. It is highly likely that X-Men is going to join the MCU as early as Avengers 4. Then people get the chance to experience their favorite mutants on the screen like never before. This is going to be another big period in the MCU. However, there are people that are speculating that at some point, it is going to be time for comic book movies to step aside because the audience is going to be looking for something different. Perhaps after the MCU version of X-Men has run their course is when the movies start to wind down for the comic book characters.