Taglines: An entire universe. Once and for all.
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the sequel to 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by the writing team of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast with many actors from previous MCU films. In Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to confront Thanos, who is trying to collect the Infinity Stones.
Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled to be released in the United States on May 4, 2018, in IMAX and 3D. The sequel is scheduled to be released on May 3, 2019 with the Russos returning to direct, and Markus and McFeely once again writing the screenplay.
Cast and Characters
— Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
The leader and benefactor of the Avengers who is a self-described genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist with electromechanical suits of armor of his own making. Co-director Joe Russo said that “Tony senses this greater threat approaching, so he is doing everything in his power to keep the Earth safe.”
— Josh Brolin as Thanos
An intergalactic despot who longs to collect all of the Infinity Stones in order to inflict his will on all of reality. Co-screenwriter Stephen McFeely noted that Thanos wants to collect the Infinity Stones so he can “re-balance the universe as he sees it. In addition to providing the voice for the character, Brolin performed motion capture on set.
— Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk
An Avenger and a genius scientist who, because of exposure to gamma radiation, transforms into a monster when enraged or agitated. The character continues a story arc that was established in Thor: Ragnarok and concludes in the Infinity War sequel.
— Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Thor’s adoptive brother and nemesis based on the deity of the same name.
— Chris Evans as Steve Rogers
The superhero formerly known as Captain America, leader of a faction of Avengers, and a World War II veteran, who was enhanced to the peak of human physicality by an experimental serum and frozen in suspended animation before waking up in the modern world.
— Chris Hemsworth as Thor
An Avenger and the king of Asgard, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name. Joe Russo stated that Thor’s storyline picks up after the events of Thor: Ragnarok, which finds him in a “very profound… very interesting place” and gives him “a real emotional motivation after that.”
— Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye
A master archer and former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., who is a member of Rogers’ faction of Avengers.
— Chris Pratt as Peter Quill / Star-Lord
The half-human, half-Celestial leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy who was abducted from Earth as a child and raised by a group of alien thieves and smugglers called the Ravagers.
— Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch
A member of Rogers’ faction of Avengers, who can harness magic and engage in hypnosis and telekinesis.
— Paul Bettany as Vision
An android and Avenger created using the artificial intelligence J.A.R.V.I.S. and the Mind Stone.
— Zoe Saldana as Gamora
A member of the Guardians who is an orphan from an alien world who seeks redemption for her past crimes. She was trained by Thanos to be his personal assassin.
— Karen Gillan as Nebula
An adopted daughter of Thanos who was raised with Gamora as siblings.
— Vin Diesel as Groot
A member of the Guardians who is a tree-like humanoid. Executive producer James Gunn explained that Groot is still an adolescent in the film, in the same state of growth seen in one of the post-credit scenes in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Terry Notary provides motion capture for Groot. Notary said that Groot “[is] coming of age, so you’ll see the teenager find a mentor to look up to and to model himself after.”
— Bradley Cooper as Rocket
A member of the Guardians who is a genetically-engineered raccoon-based bounty hunter and mercenary, and is a master of weapons and battle tactics. Sean Gunn once again serves as the stand-in for Rocket during filming, with his acting and expressions serving as motion reference for the character.
— Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
A highly trained spy and former Avenger and agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. On Romanoff interacting with the Guardians, Johansson said it would not “faze her at this point” given the character has already seen aliens descend from the sky in The Avengers.
— Benicio del Toro as Taneleer Tivan / The Collector
An obsessive keeper of the largest collection of interstellar fauna, relics, and species of all manner in the galaxy.
— Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man
A teenager and Stark’s protegé who received spider-like abilities after being bitten by a genetically-modified spider.
— Letitia Wright as Shuri
T’Challa’s sister and the princess of Wakanda who designs new technology for the country.
— Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
Stark’s fianceé and the CEO of Stark Industries.
Avengers: Infinity War Part I (2018)
Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow
Screenplay by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Production Design by: Charles Wood
Cinematography by: Trent Opaloch
Film Editing by: Jeffrey Ford, Matthew Schmidt
Costume Design by: Judianna Makovsky
Set Decoration by: Leslie Pope
Art Direction by: Jim Barr, Thomas Brown, Ray Chan, Jordan Crockett
Music by: Alan Silvestri
Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date: May 4, 2018