Kevin Feige gives some hints as to how close Avengers: Infinity War will adhere to The Infinity Gauntlet’s story arc.
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Avengers: Infinity War will be the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s biggest undertaking. The various heroes and villains involved will make anyone’s head spin. With that in mind, a big risk for a film that has a large ensemble cast is the loss of narrative focus.
Luckily, we really don’t have too much to worry about in that realm. Directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo have already proved their gusto in Captain America: Civil War (sometimes jokingly referred to as Avengers 2.5 due to the number of characters). But that story was changed quite a bit from its comic source material to accommodate the flow of film narratives.
Because of that, fans have been wondering how close Avengers: Infinity War will adhere to the original Infinity Gauntlet storyline. During press day for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Collider was able to ask Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige that question, and this is the answer he gave:
"“[His motives] will be similar to what they were in the Infinity Gauntlet in various ways. I guess that’s all I can say about that.”"
So it’s still a bit cryptic. At least, Thanos’s goals seem to remain close to the comics. For the uninitiated, the villain’s goal in The Infinity Gauntlet was to court Death—manifested in a physical female form. Thanos was so infatuated with her that he wanted to use the Infinity Gauntlet (mounted with the Infinity Gems) to wipe out half the universe—just to impress her. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is.
All kidding aside, there have been no casting announcements or rumors for the part of Death. Perhaps she’ll have a cameo towards the end of the film. Or, perhaps, Death has already been present in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and we just didn’t pay attention enough.
Avengers: Infinity War—No Official Synopsis Available
Avengers: Infinity War will be released on May 4, 2018
It will be directed by Anthony Russo & Joe Russo, written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and star Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Josh Brolin as Thanos, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill / Star-Lord, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier, Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, Paul Bettany as Vision, Samuel.L Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Mria Hill, Benedict Wong as Wong, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Vin Diesel as Groot, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper as the Voice of Rocket and Sean Gunn as the Motion Reference of Rocket, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Benicio del Toro as Taneleer Tivan / The Collector, Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, and Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, with Terry Notary in an undisclosed role.