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Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers Infinity War theatrical poster
Director: Anthony Russo
Joseph Russo
Writer(s): Christopher Markus
Stephen McFeely
Release Date: April 27, 2018
Running Time: 149 mins
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Avengers: Infinity War is the third Avengers film and the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that put the Avengers teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man to save the world against Thanos.

Plot

Having previously acquired the Power Stone from the planet Xandar, Thanos and his henchmen—Cull Obsidian, Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight and Corvus Glaive—intercept the ship carrying the survivors of Asgard's destruction.[N 1] Thor, Loki, Heimdall and Hulk are powerless to prevent them from extracting the Space Stone from the Tesseract, as Thor is imprisoned, Loki is killed and Hulk is overpowered by Thanos. Heimdall sends Hulk to Earth using the Bifröst before being killed. Thanos then departs with his henchmen and obliterates the ship.

Hulk crash-lands at the Sanctum Sanctorum in New York City, reverting to Bruce Banner. He warns Stephen Strange and Wong about Thanos' plan to kill half of all life in the universe. In response, Strange recruits Tony Stark. Maw and Obsidian arrive to retrieve the Time Stone from Strange. After a battle including Peter Parker, Maw captures Strange; Stark and Parker pursue Maw's spaceship, while Banner contacts Steve Rogers.

In Scotland, Midnight and Glaive ambush Wanda Maximoff and Vision. Rogers, Natasha Romanoff and Sam Wilson rescue them, and take shelter with James Rhodes at the new Avengers facility. Vision offers to sacrifice himself by having Maximoff destroy the Mind Stone in his forehead to keep Thanos from retrieving it. Rogers suggests they travel to Wakanda, which he believes has the resources to remove the stone without destroying Vision.

The Guardians of the Galaxy respond to a distress call from the Asgardian ship and rescue Thor. He surmises Thanos seeks the Reality Stone, which is in the possession of the Collector at Knowhere. Rocket and Groot accompany Thor to Nidavellir to retrieve a weapon capable of killing Thanos. There, they and Eitri create Stormbreaker, an enchanted battle-axe. Meanwhile, Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, and Mantis find Thanos at Knowhere with the Reality Stone already in his possession. Thanos kidnaps Gamora, his adoptive daughter, who reveals the location of the Soul Stone to save her captive adoptive sister Nebula from torture. Thanos and Gamora travel to Vormir, a planet where Red Skull, keeper of the Soul Stone, informs him the stone can only be retrieved by sacrificing someone he loves. Thanos reluctantly throws Gamora to her death, granting him the Soul Stone.

Nebula escapes captivity and requests the remaining Guardians meet her on Titan, Thanos' destroyed homeworld. Stark and Parker kill Maw by ejecting him from his ship and rescue Strange. Landing at Titan, they meet Quill, Drax, and Mantis. Strange uses the Time Stone to view millions of possible futures and states there is only one in which Thanos loses. The group forms a plan to confront Thanos and remove the Infinity Gauntlet. Thanos arrives, justifying his plans to Strange as necessary to ensure the survival of a universe threatened by overpopulation. The group subdues him until Nebula deduces Thanos has killed Gamora. Enraged, Quill retaliates, breaking the group's hold on Thanos, who overpowers them. Strange surrenders the Time Stone in exchange for Thanos sparing an injured Stark, and Thanos departs for Earth.

Upon arriving in Wakanda, Rogers reunites with Bucky Barnes and The Avengers task Shuri with extracting the Mind Stone. Thanos' army invades and the Avengers mount a defense alongside T'Challa and the Wakandan forces. Banner, unable to transform into the Hulk, fights in Stark's Hulkbuster armor. Thor, Rocket, and Groot arrive on Earth and rally the defenders. Midnight, Obsidian, and Glaive are killed and their army is routed. Thanos arrives and retrieves the Mind Stone, destroying Vision. Despite being severely wounded by Thor, Thanos activates the complete Infinity Gauntlet and teleports away.

Thanos' plan succeeds with half of all life across the universe disintegrating, including Barnes, Drax, Groot, Mantis, Maximoff, Parker, Quill, Strange, T'Challa, and Wilson. Nebula and Stark remain on Titan, while Banner, M'Baku, Okoye, Rhodes, Rocket, Rogers, Romanoff, and Thor are left on the Wakandan battlefield. Thanos, healed, arrives on another planet where he watches the sunset in satisfaction.

In a post-credits scene, Nick Fury transmits a distress signal as he and Maria Hill, among others, disintegrate. The device displays a star insignia on a red and blue background.

Cast

Continuity and references to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Taglines

  • An entire universe. Once and for all.
  • Destiny arrives.
  • Where will you be when it all ends?
  • Avengers to the End.
  • Avengers Once and for All.

Production

The film was shot in Atlanta, Georgia, County Durham, England, Edinburgh, Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland, Highland, Scotland, New York City and the Philippines.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe
Phase 1 Iron Man | The Incredible Hulk | Iron Man 2 | Thor | Captain America: The First Avenger | The Avengers
Phase 2 Iron Man 3 | Thor: The Dark World | Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Guardians of the Galaxy
Avengers: Age of Ultron | Ant-Man
Phase 3 Captain America: Civil War | Doctor Strange | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | Spider-Man: Homecoming
Thor: Ragnarok | Black Panther | Avengers: Infinity War | Ant-Man and the Wasp | Captain Marvel
Avengers 4
One-Shots The Consultant | A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer | Item 47 | Agent Carter
All Hail the King
TV Shows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Agent Carter
Netflix Series Daredevil | Jessica Jones | Luke Cage | Iron Fist | The Defenders | The Punisher
Pre-Production Other