Sixteen films into the MCU, and Marvel’s prized asset shows no sign of slowing down – if anything, this most ambitious of cinematic universes is only going in one direction.
With pedal firmly on metal, the studio is slowly beginning to prepare for the November launch of Thor: Ragnarok which, perhaps more so than any other Marvel film before it, serves as a galactic primer for Avengers: Infinity War. Headed up by directors Joe and Anthony Russo, Infinity War is a titanic blockbuster that looks set to dial things up to 11, and in the fallout of the buzz that Marvel’s SDCC panel created this summer, Joe Russo has been keeping fans on a knife-edge by teasing all of the many “intense surprises” in store.
Now, with the first trailer said to be arriving very soon (perhaps with Ragnarok?), excitement is beginning to reach a fever pitch and here to throw more fuel into the fire is none other than Dave Bautista. The actor, who plays Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently sat down with Comic Book Resources to talk all things Blade Runner 2049 and of course, the outlet couldn’t help but to ask him if he’s seen Infinity War yet.
Turns out he has. Or at least, parts of it, and he’s very pleased with what he’s laid eyes on so far.
I’ve seen the little teaser trailers that they’ve put together, and it feels big. It feels enormous. It’s really exciting. Yeah, I’m excited, but my dream was to really interact with Robert Downey Jr., and it’s gonna happen. [Laughs]
Of course, it’s not like Bautista would say anything bad about the film, but it’s still nice to hear how enthusiastic about it he is. What’s also interesting is that last part he mentions about working with RDJ, as fans are certainly looking forward to seeing Tony and Drax interact in Infinity War, since that’ll no doubt be a highlight given their tremendously different personalities.
Thankfully, it won’t be long before we get to see that particular duo and many more, as Joe and Anthony Russo’s landmark event movie is currently on course for a release next spring 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.
Packed to the rafters with scene-stealing chemistry and “intense surprises,” Avengers: Infinity War is now less than a year away and will launch into theaters on May 4th, 2018. The fourth, so-far untitled Avengers film 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 for that one.