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|Avengers: Infinity War|
|Director:|| Anthony Russo|
|Writer(s):|| Christopher Markus|
|Release Date:||April 27, 2018|
|Running Time:||149 mins|
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.
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.
- Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson
- Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
- Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
- Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Dr. Strange
- Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine
- Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
- Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther
- Paul Bettany as Vision
- Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
- Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon
- Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/White Wolf
- Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson
- Idris Elba as Heimdall
- Peter Dinklage as Eitri
- Benedict Wong as Wong
- Pom Klementieff as Mantis
- Karen Gillan as Nebula
- Dave Bautista as Drax
- Zoe Saldana as Gamora
- Ariana Greenblatt as Young Gamora
- Vin Diesel as Groot
- Bradley Cooper as Rocket
- Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
- Benicio del Toro as Taneleer Tivan/The Collector
- Josh Brolin as Thanos
- Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord
- Danai Gurira as Okoye
- Letitia Wright as Shuri
- William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross
- Michael James Shaw as Corvus Glaive
- Carrie Coon as Proxima Midnight
- Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Ebony Maw
- Terry Notary as Cull Obsidian
- Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds
- Isabella Amara as Sally Avril
- Tiffany Espensen as Cindy Moon
- Ethan Dizon as Tiny McKeever
- Florence Kasumba as Ayo
- Winston Duke as M'Baku
- Ameenah Kaplan as Gamora's Mother
- Ross Marquand as Red Skull
- Stan Lee as Bus Driver
- Kerry Condon as F.R.I.D.A.Y.
- Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
- Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
Continuity and references to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Tony Stark/Iron Man appears.
- Bruce Banner/Hulk appears.
- Steve Rogers/Captain America appears.
- Thor Odinson appears.
- Peter Parker/Spider-Man appears.
- Stephen Strange/Dr. Strange appears.
- Vision appears.
- Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch appears.
- Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier appears.
- Peter Quill/Star-Lord appears.
- Gamora appears.
- Drax appears.
- Mantis appears.
- Rocket appears.
- Groot appears.
- Thanos appears.
- Loki Laufeyson appears.
- Maria Hill appears.
- Nick Fury appears.
- Wong appears.
- The cellphone that Steve gives Tony in Captain America: Civil War appears.
- Iron Spider suit appears.
- Hulkbuster armor appears.
- Eitri is introduced.
- Black Order is introduced.
- Clint Barton/Hawkeye is mentioned.
- Scott Lang/Ant-Man is mentioned.
- Meredith Quill is mentioned.
- Ego is mentioned.
- Hela is mentioned.
- Frigga is mentioned.
- Kurse is mentioned.
- Odin Borson is mentioned.
- Mjölnir is mentioned.
- Captain Marvel is contacted.
- 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.
The film was shot in Atlanta, Georgia, County Durham, England, Edinburgh, Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland, Highland, Scotland, New York City and the Philippines.
Promotion, Concept Art and Filming
|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
|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|