Avengers Infinity War Featurette

There are barely two weeks left until Avengers: Infinity War charges into theaters. The superhero sequel has already pre-sold more tickets than the last seven movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe combined. This movie is going to be a box office giant, and if you’re hungry to see as much as you can before the movie arrives later this month, then we have a treat for you.

A new Avengers Infinity War featurette that goes behind the scenes of the movie has arrived, giving us some playful interviews with the cast, including some wonderful banter between Chris Pratt and Chris Hemsworth, some disappointment from Benedict Cumberbatch about one of his co-stars and more.

Plus, if you’re interested in seeing some footage we haven’t seen in trailers, this featurette has that too. Read More »

(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: how the blend of Shakespearian drama and goofy comedy in Thor sets a new tone for the MCU.)

After a trio of relatively grounded sci-fi action flicks, the Marvel Cinematic Universe took its first leap of faith. Thor was the first Marvel film to go into production after Disney purchased the company in 2009, but its departure from its predecessors didn’t simply hinge on the brand name behind it. Where Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk helped established the politics of this world, Kenneth Branagh’s Thor redefined the visual and tonal language of the Marvel Universe as a whole, not to mention the fact that Marvel somehow convinced Kenneth Branagh to leave his personal stamp on a superhero movie.

The result, while messy from a character standpoint, strikes an unprecedented balance. It straddles two distinct tones, a combination that would eventually coalesce in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, but lest we get ahead of ourselves, it’s the meshing of these two seemingly disparate approaches that forms the crux of Marvel’s first cosmic adventure, and what the film is at its core.

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Avengers screenwriter

Everybody loves Thor now, primarily due to Chris Hemsworth‘s charming, slightly goofy take on the character, and Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok. But folks at Marvel weren’t always convinced of Thor’s durability. The Avengers screenwriter Zak Penn confirms that early Avengers scripts attempted to reduce Thor’s screentime – until the casting of Chris Hemsworth changed everyone’s mind.

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The brand new Avengers: Infinity War trailer debuted this morning, and it features a plethora of new footage of Earth’s mightiest heroes and the galaxy’s fiercest guardians coming face-to-face with their greatest threat yet: the Mad Titan known as Thanos (Josh Brolin).

The new trailer gives us a better vibe for how the action plays out in the movie, including showing plenty more footage from the battle in Wakanda, as well as the fight on Thanos’ destroyed homeworld of Titan. But if you were patiently waiting for a shot of Hawkeye, you’ve come to the wrong place.

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