As Marvel fans sit on the edge of their seats waiting for Avengers: Infinity War, a lot of them don’t know how to feel. This is a culmination of 10 years of movies, and it’s going to be the final test to see if Marvel Studios can really stick this landing. There are a lot of reasons people have followed the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and one of the reasons, according to Tessa Thompson, is how the characters still feel so human. When she spoke to Entertainment Tonight she also had a very specific word for how fans will feel after seeing Infinity War.
“Oh my gosh, I think galvanized, you know? Yeah, I think galvanized. … The thing that I feel, way before I was ever in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, before I dreamt that I ever would be, is that their characters are, you know, in epic proportion. These superheroes, these God-like characters and also meanwhile incredibly human. I’ve always felt that the strength of Marvel films are not just, you know, the action sequences which of course we love as audience members, but really dynamically that action that happens between these characters. Their friendships, their love stories, their loss, I think those are the things that really tug on your heart and you really compelled to follow characters on their journey. So, I think the same thing will be true in Avengers: Infinity War and the truth is the same thing will be true through Phase 4 because that’s what Marvel does best.”
We don’t know what is on the horizon for Marvel Phase 4, but we do have a couple of guesses. What we do hope is that the rest of the Marvel movies do continue to focus on their heroes and making them compelling people that we want to watch. As long as Marvel keeps doing that, as Thompson believes they will, we’ll continue to watch these movies.
Summary: 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, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Anthony Mackie. It will be released on April 27th.