There may not be a cinematic experience that will ever be able to rival the feeling that diehard fans are going to have when they sit in their seats for Avengers: Infinity War.
Fans have been on the edge of their seat for years waiting for what promises to be one of the most dramatic chapters of the Marvel Universe. And at over 156 minutes, it also promises to be the longest, so make sure you don't go for that extra large soda.
There isn't much out there to digest about the upcoming film as the actors have done their best to keeps things close to the vest. But when they did open up about what they've experienced, you better believe we captured it.
We bring you quotes from the actors and directors involved to give you their first-hand experiences on the set and their mindset going in the film. Including several little tidbits about what their own aspirations are (such as a Peter Parker/Shuri friendship), that should help set the scene and get you even more excited (if that was even possible) for Avengers: Infinity War.
15 Wakanda Is The Battleground For The 3rd Act
Fans should be well aware of the general layout of Wakanda if they've been part of the millions of people that have flocked to the theaters to watch Black Panther.
We hope you love how it looked because it's definitely going to be one of the main environments that the Avengers find themselves playing on in Infinity War and was confirmed from Kevin Feign in an interview with EW to be the setting ground for the 3rd act.
When discussing their thoughts on the matter with Nerdist, both Ruffalo and Boseman chimed in,
"There goes the neighborhood."
14 Why They're In Wakanda
No shocker here, the world is going to be in danger yet again. Though with Thanos coming down the pipeline, perhaps you can understand why the team needs to come together.
When discussing with EW why the team selected Wakanda to team up, the co-director of the film Anthony Russo stated,
"Earth is making its last stand to keep the stone from Thanos. It's the best place to make your last stand."
Can't argue with him there! It was also revealed that it was Captain America's plan to take the team there. Plus, considering there is a lot of natural ground to work with, it makes sense to take the battle there rather than a city of people.
13 Expect a Beefed Up Black Panther
Yeah, that's right. As if Chadwick Boseman's not badass enough in the Black Panther and previous Avengers film, he's going to be ramping that badassery up even more for Infinity War.
When discussing with Nerdist the upgrades he will be receiving to his suit, as well as the reasoning behind it, Boseman stated,
“There are alterations but I cannot be specific about those things. From Black Panther you’re going into the world of Wakanda, they’re more technologically advanced than any other nation on the planet so you’re seeing some gadgets and technology and the merger of those things that you didn’t see in Civil War.”
12 Will Peter Parker Meet Up With Shuri?
There is no question that the superhero movies have helped catapult along the careers of some of the actors involved. Nobody may benefit more from it though than Tom Holland who gets to make his first impression in Hollywood in one of the coolest renditions of Spider-Man so far.
When talking to Entertainment Weekly about where Holland wants to see the character going, and one of his aspirations for Infinity War, Holland mentioned another rising star in Letitia Wright,
"I think Peter would love it. There’s some great moments in the comics where Peter ends up there. ‘And Letitia and I have become really good friends over the last year and a bit. It would be brilliant to have our characters meet up, it would be so funny."
11 They Wanted The In-Team Tension
There is no question that the team may not be on the friendliest terms after some of the events that have gone on as of late, most notably Captain America: Civil War.
You probably can't expect some full-on fist fighting, but they'll definitely be some tension that remains.
Co-Director Joe Russo talked a little bit with Entertainment Weekly about how they saw the overall arc of the superheroes coming together in Infinity War,
"It was always the intent, in a larger arc, to split the Avengers up before the greatest threat that they've ever seen. In the face of this, it's like, 'Can you overcome the divisions that have developed between you to face a common cause?"
10 Hulk Will Have Trouble Fitting In
One of the best movies of the series, Captain America: Civil War is also one of the most influential When talking about the impact that the events have on Bruce Banner with Screen Rant, Ruffalo stated,
"Banner doesn’t understand Civil War. He just doesn’t get it. I think he’s trying to find his place in the lineup. He’s having some difficulties integrating with the rest of the group, but he’s also privy to some information that is essential for their survival.” It will be interesting to see Bruce come back to Earth to not only deal with the world once again still in danger, but now, with the fact that his team is at odds with one another.
9 Science Bro's Is Still Going Strong
There's another entry on our list that goes more into the specifics of some of the social challenges that Bruce Banner/The Hulk is going to encounter in this part of the series. But one of the most memorable parts of the movies (y'know, outside of the awesome action) is the antics of Tony Stark and Bruce Banner.
Credit goes to both Downey Jr. and Ruffalo for delivering with great comedic timing. For Infinity War, you get the added bonus of Doctor Strange, as explained by Robert Downey Jr to EW,
"We wanted to keep a little bit of the Science Bros thing alive, even though Ruffalo has been on such an amazing Banner/Hulk journey himself. I really, really, really enjoyed getting to know and work with and play around with Benedict as Strange. Benedict Wong also, by the way is fantastic."
8 Bruce Banner Tries To Explain Thanos' Power To The Group
Bruce Banner is considered to be one of the smartest people in the room. Which means people should definitely listen to him when he comes in screaming about something.
When talking to Screen Rant, Ruffalo revealed he's the one that tries to get the group to understand what is going on,
"Banner knows more about Thanos than probably anybody and he’s really trying to impress on everybody how dangerous he is. It’s a little bit of a Chicken Little (scenario). He comes in screaming bloody murder… He’s seen what damage he can cause and how powerful he is and the entire group is in disarray so he’s also getting caught up on what’s happened here and is trying to get them to transcend their differences and impress upon them how much danger they’re actually facing."
7 People Are Going To Fight One Last Time
There is definitely a feeling that this will be a movie with very real stakes when it comes to the lives of our beloved superheroes. When talking about the feeling around the set Robert Downey Jr. stated to EW
“We’re going to pull out the stops, and stop exploring conventions, and look to do stuff where we go, ‘Oh, but if we do that, that’s very, very definitive.’ Well, great, let’s get definitive for a change!, as well as,
"We’re like a family now. Ten years later, we’re hanging out and having lunch, and kind of wondering when the draft is going to come in. Which one of us bites it and when?"
6 Anthony Mackie Feels There Are Over 40 Superheroes
While we won't know the confirmed number until we sit down and watch the film, Anthony Mackie opened up about how many heroes he felt there were on set during an interview at Ace Comic-Con
"There was one day we were on set and were doing this scene that’s in the trailer where we’re all running to battle, you know, all of us are on set and it’s like forty superheroes. I look to my right and I see Tom Holland and Dave Bautista."
He went on to say,
"I see them in the corner and Tom is literally the size of Dave’s leg, I don’t know what they’re talking about but Bautista jumps up and does a kick-punch move and I was like ‘Yo, you’re about to kill him!'”
5 But Don't Expect To See Captain Marvel
One of the most exciting announcements to come out of Marvel was the news that Brie Larson would be joining the Universe as Carol Danes, better known as Captain Marvel.
And while her services would be greatly appreciated in this battle, you shouldn't expect to see her.
Brandon Davis who works as a journalist for ComicBook.com and also has been fortunate enough to visit the set confirmed on March 13th that she won't be making an appearance. While Larson is a tremendous actress, the movie is definitely not going to have a shortage of heroes so perhaps she was best left on the sidelines. Also confirmed to not be appearing is Evangeline Lily who portrays Wasp in the Ant-Man franchise.
4 Brolin Warns Fans To Watch Out For His Intelligence
When Thanos enters into a room, there is no doubt that he is going to immediately make a presence with his physical size. But when talking with EW about one of the elements that stood out to him, Brolin highlighted his intelligence
"You see this lughead and this guy who you pigeonhole right from the first cosmetic reaction to him. And what I see is this in this guy’s eyes. This super, super, super intelligence. There’s this constant contrasting thing about this Neanderthalic lughead who’s way more intelligent than anybody else in the movie, by far."
We're sure Brolin isn't just making things up and that there will be several opportunities for Thanos to show off his brilliance.
3 Thor And Hulk Face Him First
Thanos is definitely going to be a lot for the superheroes to try and tackle. But a recent interview with Nerdist from Mark Ruffalo gave some insight that has led fans to believe that when we first see Thanos, it'll be in a battle against Hulk and Thor
“[Hulk] went to another dimension for a little while and met up with his good pal, Thor. And they went on an intergalactic buddy trip, and then he came back. We were introduced to Thanos after doing a lot of fighting, and now he’s been brought back together with the Avengers,"
Considering it takes an entire team to put seemingly put a dent in Thanos, something tells us this battle with the two of them probably won't go the best.
2 Thanos Will Make You Feel Compassionate
Thanos is definitely going to make you upset when he turns out the lights for at least one superhero for good. But one of the most compelling elements of Thanos is the relationship he has with his daughters, Gamora and Nebula.
Something that Brolin hinted at with EW will be played on heavily throughout the film,
"When you see the relationship with Gamora and you see that evolves, God I wish I could tell you. I can’t! When directors Joe and Anthony Russo came up to me after we had done maybe three-quarters of the film, they said, “It wasn’t necessarily intended that you feel for this guy as much as you do.” Obviously, he has a grand plan, like somebody who’s pulling in kids for their own selfish bloodshed. But he has a capacity to love very much and very deeply."
1 Chris Evans Thinks It Will Wrap Everything Up
We talk a little bit more about the finality aspect of this movie that will get played on throughout. But if we wanted to look at specifics on who may be taking their last turn in a superhero suit, it may be Chris Evans.
Evans could have walked away from the franchise after the 3rd Avengers, but signed on for the two-parter epic, but that doesn't mean he'll stick around for both (or be around for very long in the 2nd).
Evans' was once quoted as saying,
“I had six films in my Marvel contract, so I could have said after the third Avengers I was done, but they wanted to make the third and fourth Avengers films as a two-parter. They said they had so many other characters to fit in – Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man – and couldn’t get them all into one movie,"
But that he signed on
“Because it made sense. It’s going to wrap everything up.”