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first_imgPeople like to dump on Marvel for its lack of memorable music, and usually they’re right. You have to admit though, that Avengers theme is real good. It doesn’t entirely make up for the deficiencies in most other movies, but it never fails to put a grin on my face.Russo brothers at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International (Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons)But the announcement of a new trailer isn’t all the Infinity War news out today. Comic Book put out a bunch of news about Marvel’s big crossover film from a visit to the set. While there aren’t many concrete plot details, they did get a pretty good idea of what the movie is going to look like. Joe Russo said Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 mark an end point for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.“”If you were to think of the Marvel universe over the last ten years as a book, this is the ending of the book. And then there may be new books written, but this is certainly the ending of this book,” he said. Now, we know that of course there are going to be more “books.” Guardians of the Galaxy-director James Gunn has said Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be one of the movies that kicks off Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The world will continue on, but the story started by Iron Man in 2008 will come to an end.Anthony Russo also elaborated, “I think as storytellers, what it means for us is that while you’re always looking for a cataclysmic event in a film, to change a character, to challenge a character, and to sort of explore who that character is, and test who that character is, I think it gave all of us in this film an opportunity to figure out, well what were those ultimate tests for these characters? To sort of go one step further even than how you would normally test a character in one of these films because we have the freedom to sort of think of it, in many cases, as sort of a final test.”Thor: Ragnarok (Via Marvel Studios)The movie also marks the end of the Russo brothers’ tenure in the MCU. They came on board in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and have been steering the series in the direction of Infinity War ever since. Everything we’ve seen so far looks like it’ll be worth the build-up. Largely thanks to the villain, Thanos. Comic Book reports that even one of the MCU’s most powerful heroes found the character scary. And he would know.Mark Ruffalo let a little bit of information slip about what happens after the final scene of Thor: Ragnarok. At the end of that movie, Thor, Hulk and all the people of Asgard escape as their home is destroyed. Before long, they run into Thanos’ massive ship. Ruffalo says that meeting, as you might guess, doesn’t go very well. That means that when Banner shows up back on Earth (we don’t yet know how he got there), he knows better than anyone else how dangerous The Mad Titan is.“Banner knows probably more about Thanos than anybody,” he said. “He’s really trying to impress on everybody how dangerous he is. It’s a little bit of a Chicken Little. He comes in screaming, ‘Bloody murder!’ He’s seen what damage [Thanos] can cause and how powerful he is.” Whatever happened to Thor’s ship, it shook Hulk. That’s not an easy thing to do.via Marvel ComicsOne person we, unfortunately, won’t see in Avengers: Infinity War is Captain Marvel. Whether or not she’d make her debut in the upcoming movie has been in question pretty much since we learned they were making a Captain Marvel movie. Now, it’s been confirmed that the answer is no. But that wasn’t always the case. ScreenRant reports that Brie Larson did film a few scenes for Infinity War, but they were cut from the final movie. More than that, she apparently had a really cool costume in it. Whether that’s the same one we’ve seen in early photos from Captain Marvel or not, we don’t know yet. Not that it matters anymore, since she isn’t in the movie.It’s disappointing. It seemed to be a natural way to tell her story. Introduce her with a big surprise entrance in Infinity War, then flash back to the 1990s for her own movie before giving her a larger role in Avengers 4. That’s how I’d want to see it done, anyway. But that’s not how it’s going to go. Captain Marvel will be in Avengers 4, but we aren’t going to see her before her own solo film premieres in 2019. I can see why. Infinity War, by all accounts is the biggest movie Marvel has ever done. There’s going to be a lot going on already without having to introduce a new character. It’s easy to see why they’d want to give her a proper introduction in her own solo flick. But still. That “wait, who is that?” moment would have been awesome in Avengers: Infinity War.Still from Captain America: Civil War. (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube/Marvel)Chances are if you’re excited to see Infinity War, you want to rewatch all the Marvel movies before it comes out. If you’re anything like me, you’re way behind on your schedule. If you’re feeling particularly dedicated, there’s a way you can get through your entire MCU binge in just under a day and a half. According to ScreenGeek, AMC Theaters is planning a 31-hour binge of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Because sleep is for the weak.There are no concrete details on when the marathon will start or when tickets go on sale. It’ll most likely start approximately 31 hours before the first screenings of Infinity War, so you can go straight from the marathon into the new movie. There’s also a question about whether or not the entire MCU will be played. Licencing issues get a little complicated when it comes to characters that Marvel doesn’t have complete ownership of, like Spider-Man and Hulk. (And to be honest, skipping The Incredible Hulk wouldn’t be a huge loss.) In any case, with the way these movies are spread across so many different streaming services, this might be the only way you’ll be able to watch all of them in one place.Spider-Man: Homecoming (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube)With all that Infinity War talk, it’s easy to forget that there are still plenty of Marvel movies to come. One is the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming. Not much is known about the project, as most of the focus is on Spider-Man’s role in Infinity War. But some new casting details came out that paint an intriguing picture of who the villain will be.That Hashtag Show reports that the film’s casting director is on the lookout for a villain, and the studio is looking for almost anyone. They haven’t decided on what ethnicity they want the character to be, and they’re also seeing both men and women for the role. So yeah, the new Spider-Man villain could be almost anyone. Another casting notice for a different character calls for a younger leading man type to play a new high school student. Some speculate that the two notices are related, meaning the sequel could be angling for a twist on Harry and Norman Osbourne. I hope not. The first Spider-Man movie already did that way better than anyone could ever hope to. You just don’t get a better comic book bad guy than Willem Dafoe.I’m holding out hope for Mysterio. I have absolutely zero evidence to back that up, other than that the character lends itself to ambiguous/possibly gender-flipped casting. Anyone could be underneath that fish bowl. And even if you managed to get a look inside, it could just be an illusion. But again, this is just pure speculation on my part based on absolutely nothing. I just really like Mysterio. Marvel confirmed today that the second trailer for Avengers: Infinity War will arrive on Friday. The news comes after weeks of vague hints coming from the studio and directors Joe and Anthony Russo. The anticipation only grew with the announcement of the movie’s release date being moved up a week. If you thought that meant new footage was forthcoming, well… it’s been a long couple weeks. The Russo brothers announced the upcoming arrival in an Instagram post that I can’t help but get excited about. Yes, it tells you absolutely nothing. It’s just a logo treatment and some music. But look at it. Stay on target James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img

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