Infinity War Runtime

The best thing about Avengers: Infinity War is, in many ways, the best thing about the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole: an incredibly charming and almost overqualified ensemble cast. Though a few of the actors in the nearly 20 films of the MCU haven’t worked out so well, many of the performers are key to making the heroes of this fantastical series fresh and exciting. Whenever the sometimes-unwieldy, epic-length Infinity War works, it’s largely thanks to the actors, not the action sequences or the effects or anything else. The cast makes this movie, not the other way around.

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On the April 24, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by special guest Frosty from Collider to talk about Disney’s presentation at CinemaCon 2018, which included sneak previews of Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Christopher Robin, Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Mary Poppins Returns, Dumbo, Aladdin, The Incredibles 2, Wreck It Ralph 2, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Lion King.

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Avengers Infinity War Clip

Last night Avengers: Infinity War held its world premiere in Los Angeles, and the early buzz has plenty of praise for the epic Marvel Studios sequel that has been 10 years in the making. Fans won’t be able to see the movie themselves until sneak preview screenings start on Thursday evening, but a new clip debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to help hold you over.

The new Avengers Infinity War clip finds Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) finding out about the impending threat that is the mad titan called Thanos. How does he find out? Well, for those of you who might be more adverse to finding out anymore details about Infinity War before you see it for yourself, we’ll save those details for below. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok Deleted Scene

(Welcome to Road to Infinity War, a new series where we revisit the first 18 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask “How did we get here?” In this edition: Thor: Ragnarok reinvents the God of Thunder with humor and subversion.)

Compared to Iron Man and Captain America, Thor feels short-changed in both his Avengers appearances. His first solo film narrowly misses a coherent character arc. His second doesn’t give him one at all. He is, at once, one of the most popular Avengers and one of the least narratively interesting.

Or rather he was, until New Zealand’s Taika Waititi was handed carte blanche for the character and his grandiose world.

To say that Waititi made a weird movie would be a disservice. It’s a really weird piece of an even weirder puzzle, course-correcting Thor’s prior installments while leaning all the way into the Jack Kirby-esque designs of Marvel’s golden age. It has a giant undead wolf. It has a kindly rock monster. It even has a Hulk, but it also has Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster, a character so fun and alluring that you forget he’s a human trafficker who sends people to their deaths for sport. Which, in essence, is the thesis of Thor: Ragnarok, a comedy about the effects of downplaying colonialism, made by an unapologetically Maori filmmaker.

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infinity war tv spot

Oh boy, we were doing so well avoiding Avengers: Infinity War spoilers, and then here comes this new Infinity War TV spot. While the spot below is still somewhat vague, there’s also more potential for spoilers here than in any previous TV spot. In other words, if you want to remain as spoiler-free as possible, do not watch the Infinity War TV spot below.

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Avengers Infinity War early buzz

It’s all been building to this. Tonight in Hollywood, Marvel Studios hosted the world premiere of Avengers: Infinity War, the biggest film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far. The full review embargo lifts tomorrow, but in the meantime, let’s take a look at what the critics who attended the premiere thought about the film that pits Earth’s Mightiest Heroes against the MCU’s biggest Big Bad, Thanos (Josh Brolin). Read on for the first round of Avengers Infinity War early buzz. Read More »

Avengers 4 Runtime

Directors Anthony & Joe Russo are making the publicity rounds to discuss Avengers: Infinity War, and while these promotional interviews aren’t giving up much in the way of information about the movie, there was some discussion about what to expect when it comes to Avengers 4. For example, even though the directing duo is still trying to get together a first cut for Avengers 4, they already think it will be longer than Avengers: Infinity War. Read More »

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Folding Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe was one of the best decisions that Marvel (and Sony) ever made. But it also may have just messed up the tightly-plotted MCU timeline for good. Is there any way to explain away the timeline inconsistencies caused by the eight-year time jump in Spider-Man: Homecoming? Well, Avengers: Infinity War co-director Joe Russo is going to try.

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The real Infinity War isn’t between the Avengers and Thanos – it’s between MCU head honcho Kevin Feige and James Cameron. The two cinematic titans are engaged in bloody, brutal feud that will result in death! Oh wait, I’m sorry, that’s not accurate at all. Instead, James Cameron made a comment about “Avenger fatigue”, and now Kevin Feige has responded.

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Fox Superheroes in the MCU

After the huge Fox and Disney deal was announced, many people had one particular question: how soon until Fox’s Marvel characters like X-Men and Deadpool find their way into the MCU? Now we have an answer: not for a while.

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