Infinity Gauntlet Saga for Avengers 3?


The Mad Titan Thanos, who laid waste to the heroes of Marvel with the power of the Infinity Gauntlet, was one of the most influential story-lines ever to grace the pages of comic book history. Not only did he take out the superheroes with a snap of his fingers, but he changed the landscape of Marvel’s cosmos, along with the entire Marvel Universe forever.

If you haven’t read that saga yet, I suggest you take a look into it since that’s where it looks like the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is headed towards…at least, that’s what most of us have been speculating for some time. It’s pretty insane to think that the Avengers only came out last year, and one year later Marvel is pretty much a juggernaut in Hollywood that can’t be stopped in the superhero genre. With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gracing our television screens and more upcoming movies, this additional news only shoots Marvel further into the stratosphere.


When Joss Whedon wet our comic book palettes with that brief, but highly symbolic ending scene of Thanos turning to smile at us at the end of the Avengers, all of our collective minds blew up at the same time. We all started to wonder how Joss and the team at Marvel would present Thanos to us, and how our favorite heroes would face him. Now with Thor 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy looming in the horizon, Marvel’s cosmic opera is only getting larger and more vast; Thanos isn’t the only powerful cosmic being that could pose as a threat to ThorCaptain America, Iron Man, and The Hulk. Of course our earthen heroes will probably be joined by the Guardians of the Galaxy, who in comparison are a hardcore version of Avengers in space.

Recently ScreenRant caught up with Marvel’s own Kevin Feige and inquired about the laid out plans for Thanos getting his hands on the dreaded Infinity Gauntlet. Also the keyword of the day is “MacGuffin” (an objective everyone is going for in a movie):

Well, I don’t know that I would spell it out that clearly, necessarily, but certainly fans of the comics could surmise that all of this is leading somewhere. That Joss’ decision to have Thanos turn around and smile for the audience at the end of ‘Avengers’, our reveal, was always the plan.

When asked about the MacGuffins in Thor 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy, and how they intertwine, Feige responded with:

…And where it goes from there, we’ll see… But yes, the MacGuffin of ‘Guardians’ certainly plays into MacGuffins of the past.

We already know that Doctor Strange and Ant-Man are already in the works, however we can’t forget the recent arrivals that returned back into Marvel’s hands: The PunisherBlade, Daredevil, and Ghost Rider. How are these returning heroes going to affect the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Actually the real question is, how is Marvel going to reintroduce these characters into a world that’s already filled with super powered beings, along with knowing that they are no longer alone in the universe? This is post D-Day, which is the Chitauri invasion during the Avengers.


Marvel hopefully can shed more light into these questions as they are almost complete with Phase 2 of their plan. Ultron, whom we all know by now, will be the main villain in Avengers 2, is supposedly planned to kill off one of the main characters. During San Diego Comic Con I sat in on Joss Whedon’s panel, and he basically said that Avengers  was with the kid gloves on, the second movie is the gloves off and anything is going to happen. This again leaves us with more questions on who won’t make it to the third installment.

With Thanos’ cosmic threat looming in the distance, Marvel has their bearings straight and have a pretty damned good game plan unfolding for all of us in the next couple of years. Imagine all the heroes in these movies taking on Thanos together as a team…can you picture everyone’s faces in the theaters as Hulk attempts to slug Thanos, at the same time Thor is attempting to crack him with a lightning bolt? All the while Thanos is unphased. I LOVE SUPERHERO MOVIES!!! *screams like a girl*


Source: ScreenRant

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