With Thor: Ragnarok quickly approaching, and looking to be one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s strongest efforts to date, might we add, it’s almost about time to start getting excited for the studio’s 2018 slate. And while projects like Ant-Man and the Wasp and Black Panther are certainly worth paying attention to, it’s undoubtedly Avengers: Infinity War that’s going to be hogging the lion’s share of the spotlight come next year.
Joe and Anthony Russo’s landmark event movie is currently on course for a release on May 4th, 2018, and it’ll herald the advent of Josh Brolin’s Mad Titan and his squadron of galactic accomplices. Yes, after much foreshadowing, we know Thanos to be the primary antagonist of the Russo brothers’ ensemble piece, who wages an Infinity War to bring ‘balance’ back to the universe. Standing in his way are Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, along with some of their newfound allies: Spider-Man, for one, along with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, and even Loki, who appeared to be holding the Tesseract in that leaked teaser trailer.
Juggling such a huge ensemble cast is no mean feat, and Joe and Anthony Russo will be bringing all of their filmmaking experience to bear when orchestrating Marvel’s Infinity War. Even then, though, you have to wonder if the directors will be able to pull off what’s undoubtedly going to be one of the most ambitious blockbusters ever to grace the silver screen. In fact, if Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch, is to be believed, the project won’t just be ambitious – it’s also going to be “infinite” in its scope.
Speaking to Yahoo this week to promote her new film, Wind River, the actress said that the upcoming superhero extravaganza is a “film of infinite proportions,” adding that it’s “gonna be big.” Her co-star, meanwhile, Jeremy Renner, who also holds a role in Infinity War as Hawkeye, chimed in, too. “It’s a lot, it’s a lot, it turns on its head quite a bit too, for sure. Lots of storylines, lots of characters. It’s gonna be exciting,” he said.
While both stars remained vague on what to expect – and understandably so – their teases of the sequel’s scope and scale are certainly nice to hear. Not that we needed any further reminders of that, mind you, given that we’ve known for a while now that Infinity War will be bringing together just about everyone still breathing in the MCU for what’s being billed as a grand and epic adventure, one that’s set to bring our heroes into space for their battle with Thanos – a battle which not everyone will come out of alive. Suffice it to say, we’re in for a very “intense” experience, one which is said to be “full of surprises.” Excited yet?
It’s an event movie that is unlike any other, and we’ll be able to find out what all the fuss is about once Avengers: Infinity War descends upon theaters on May 4th, 2018. The fourth, so-far untitled Avengers movie will then release in May of 2019, by which point viewers will be acquainted with Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers and her ’90s-set origin story. March 8th, 2019 is the date for your diaries.