Avengers Infinity War Scene Breakdown

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch an in-depth two-hour conversation with Guillermo del Toro about the craft of filmmaking. Plus, Anthony & Joe Russo break down part of a key action sequence from Avengers: Infinity War, and character actor Ross Marquand delivers an impressive array of celebrity micro impressions. Read More »

infinity war questions

Less than two weeks have passed since Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters, but it feels like we’ve been left with more questions than answers. We won’t get most of those answers until the mysterious, elusive Avengers 4 opens in 2019, but directors Joe and Anthony Russo have embarked on a post-release tour of sorts to answer the burning Infinity War questions that won’t spoil the upcoming Avengers sequel. Namely: what’s up with Scarlet Witch’s accent?

Major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War follow.

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Frasier Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War had a surprising influence: Frasier. Yes, the Cheers spin-off starring Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Crane helped inspire one of the biggest superhero blockbusters of all time. Learn how below!

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avengers 4 title

Welcome to day 37 of “What is the Avengers 4 title?” The still-unannounced title for the forthcoming Marvel film has been irking fans for more than a month now, and yet Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo remain tight-lipped on the matter.

And with nothing to do but wait for Avengers 4 to find out the fates of our favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe characters after the ending of Infinity War (oh, and watch Ant-Man and the Wasp, I suppose), we will continue our Avengers 4 Title Watch. In this edition: the Russo Brothers give us the tiniest notion of a hint — and maybe debunk a popular fan theory for the title.

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groot infinity war

There are a lot of ways to interpret “I am Groot,” but there’s no question that Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has the definitive translations for each of the sentient tree-being’s phrases.

While Gunn isn’t going around translating every single phrase that Groot utters (we can usually get the gist), there is one line of Groot dialogue in Avengers: Infinity War that Gunn is open to sharing with us. And it may emotionally wreck you.

Major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War follow.

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infintiy war deleted scene

Avengers: Infinity War directors the Russo Brothers took time out of their victory lap to reveal a specific Infinity War deleted scene that didn’t make it into their mammoth superhero sequel. They also weighed in on the film’s post-credits scene, and their favorite scenes in the film. Spoilers follow.

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Avengers Infinity War Box Office

It feels like Avengers: Infinity War has been out much longer than a week, but this is only the second weekend the Marvel sequel is dominating the box office. And while there will certainly be a steep drop in numbers compared to the record-setting opening weekend, the movie is still performing exactly as Disney and Marvel hoped it would. In fact, by the end of today, it will have broken another record.

With last night’s box office tally reaching $974.5 million worldwide, there’s no doubt that Avengers: Infinity War will be the fastest movie to reach $1 billion at the worldwide box office, and it only took 11 days. That’s enough for Infinity War to take another record from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which reached the milestone in 12 days in 2015. Read More »

infinity war soul stone

The director of Avengers: Infinity War may have just confirmed a popular fan theory and hinted at major plot for Avengers 4Joe Russo, part of the directing duo with his brother Anthony Russo, appeared at an Iowa high school’s Q&A to answer questions about the latest Marvel film, and in the process, dropped what could be a big Avengers 4 plot bomb.

Major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War follow.

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Avengers 4 theories

The ending of Avengers: Infinity War left audiences reeling and searching for answers. Will some of the devastating events of that film be undone in next year’s Avengers 4? If so, how?

Below, we’ve compiled a list of seven Avengers 4 fan theories that could shed light on what Marvel Studios has in store for its big Phase 3 finale. Join us, but beware of major spoilers for Infinity War and possible spoilers for Avengers 4, too. Read More »

Death in the MCU

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: Marvel has no idea how to make death matter in its movies.)

We’ve come a long way since 2008’s Iron Man introduced Marvel Studios’ ambitious Phase One initiative. Ten years, nineteen movies, one sacrificial offering of Kevin Feige’s soul to ward off genre fatigue – but despite critical, monetary, and filmmaking successes that continue to redefine the increasingly iconic Marvel Cinematic Universe, the elemental truth of insufficient stakes remains the franchise’s greatest foe.

Marvel stresses event-level entertainment and exhibits the ability to spectacularly deliver on that promise, proven by my continued desire to witness the Avengers pound tyrant after tyrant into submission. Plucky do-gooder confidence plays into ultimate showmanship, yet it cannot be denied that hero sendoffs are scarce and oddly unaffecting when implemented.

Does death even matter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? At this franchise milestone, I submit that it does not. Warning: spoilers ahead. Read More »