After a decade of buildup and years of waiting, the biggest comic book movie in history finally arrives when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters next month. The film begins the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Excitement is already at a fever pitch for this movie, which will tie into every other MCU title. Infinity War promises to bring together almost all the heroes of Marvel's universe to battle Thanos as the Mad Titan tries to acquire all of the Infinity Stones. The movie looks to be every bit as fun, epic and awe-inspiring as the most hardcore of fanboys could wish for.
With a few trailers worth of footage and lots of insight from the directors and cast, we are finally getting a pretty good idea of what this movie will be. Although we can paint a picture with broad strokes, there are still a lot of unknowns about Infinity War. Part of the mystery stems from the fact that the MCU post-Avengers 4 is a secret. We know we're getting a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 but beyond that we are in the dark. Heck, even the title of Avengers 4 remains an enigma. The lack of an established future creates for a great deal of uncertainty in Infinity War. With everything so up in the air, few characters are safe and we are preparing for all manner of surprises, craziness and heartbreak.
So, with all of that in mind, here are the questions we're wondering about as we wait for destiny to arrive in Avengers: Infinity War.
What Is The Avengers' Plan To Fight Thanos?
The most recent trailer gives us an idea that the Avengers learn ahead of time that Thanos is on his way, which at least allows them to prepare a defensive strategy on home turf. Tony Stark can be heard talking about using what Thanos wants, so that does raise the possibility that they will use the Infinity Stones. But with the Mind Stone already in Vision's forehead and the Time Stone in Doctor Strange's Eye of Agomotto, those two are basically already weaponized. I think there is a good possibility that Vision is sent to Wakanda to hide and perhaps to lure Thanos in. The African nation is the most technologically advanced place on Earth, and thus stands the best chance of defending itself against the Mad Titan and the Black Order. There is also an instance in the trailer where Tony Stark and Peter Quill are debating the merits of a plan as a bemused Peter Parker looks on. This seems to be a different part of the movie and may involve them going to space or attacking Thanos' ship, Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum style.
What's Up With Hawkeye And Ant-Man?
Absences that initially seemed like oversights that would be remedied with subsequent trailers have become impossible to ignore with each passing trailer and poster that doesn't feature these two characters. We know that both Clint Barton and Scott Lang are in this movie, so they are clearly being held back for some reason. What's interesting is that we haven't even got a quick shot of either, so does that mean that seeing them at all would reveal some spoilerish detail? The Russo Brothers have spoken about Hawkeye being on his own journey in this film in the wake of the events of Captain America: Civil War. There has been speculation that the character will adopt the Ronin identity in this film and that's why he's being held back. As for Ant-Man, he has his own sequel movie hitting after Infinity War although it appears to take place before the cosmic clash. Maybe these two characters come in for a major save at the end or maybe they are on their own secret crucial side mission in the film, possibly looking for the Soul Stone.