Perhaps moreso than any movie in the MCU so far, Avengers: Infinity War is more than the sum of its parts as it pulls together all the different plot threads from the sub-franchises of the series to form an exhilarating final chapter of the story. Or at least, of the first 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
At the same time, though, it also looks to the future. It’s just half of a grander whole, for one, with the narrative set to be picked up in next year’s Avengers 4. As such, it obviously ends on a huge cliffhanger that will be addressed in the next film. More than that, however, Infinity War also looks further into the future, treading the path for storylines that could potentially play out in Phase Four and beyond.
So on that note, here are 10 ways in which we think the MCU’s most recent effort sets the scene for further developments in the franchise. If you have any ideas of your own, we’d love to hear them, so be sure to share your thoughts in comments section down below.