Phase 3 of Marvelâ€™s Cinematic Universe promises to be a big one. After all, weâ€™ll finally see all the puzzle pieces come together that theyâ€™ve been laying the groundwork for since the first â€œAvengersâ€ film back in 2012. Weâ€™ll see several new superheroes, and Thanos will finally rear his ugly purple head, and weâ€™ll get an all-out fight between him, the world, and the Avengers. At this point, the Russo Brothers are still hard at work on â€œCaptain America: Civil War,â€ but their minds are probably also occupied by a little something called â€œAvengers: Infinity War – Part 1 & 2.â€ These 2018 and 2019 films will bring a closure to many of the elements from the past two phases. But what does Marvel have planned for them?
At a Blu-ray release press event for â€œAvengers: Age of Ultron,â€ Jeremy Latcham, one of the producers on â€œUltronâ€ made some comments about the upcoming â€œInfinity War,â€ the inspiration they are drawing from, and their overall approach.
“I was in an â€˜Infinity Warâ€™ meeting with the Russos earliertoday and there are really old Starlin stuff, there’s really new Hickman stuff, there’s all kinds of stuff sitting on this table. And it’s really kind of chaotic, like ‘Oh, there’s a great issue here. There’s a great moment here. Let’s talk about all of them. Let’s make sure we are looking at everything.’ I think that’s part of what’s fun, it doesn’t matter when it was written, in the books, if it’s great it’s great and we want to find a way to put it into the movie. Part of the job. Part of the fun.”
Sadly, this doesnâ€™t really tell us a whole lot. It was already a given that Marvel Studios would look to pull a great deal from Jim Starlinâ€™s six-issue â€œInfinity Gauntletâ€ series. This story followed Thanosâ€™ attempt to kill off half the universeâ€™s population in order to impress Death. The end of the first â€œAvengersâ€ brought up the first notion of Deathâ€”though we have yet to hear anything else about her character just yet. It was assumed that a great deal of what we see with â€œInfinity Warâ€ will fall along the same lines.
I am admittedly much less familiar with the 2013 Jonathan Hickman â€œInfinityâ€ story, but the main draw from the quote is that nothing is precious at Marvel Studios. â€œIron Man 3â€ proved that the studio is content not only to mix and match mythologies, but to outright contradict them in the MCU. Not to put down any of the work coming up in â€œInfinity War,â€ but from the sound of it, it may be a huge Frankenstein job of all the best parts from different plot lines of Thanos-centered comics. Thatâ€™s not to say it wonâ€™t be great–Marvelâ€™s always done a great job of making the Cinematic Universe its own entity, making it harder and harder to tell what will come next.
Are there any specific moments in these comics you want Marvel to pull from for â€œInfinity War?â€ Let us know in the comments down below!
SOURCE: Comic Book