Warning: There are spoilers ahead for the Avengers: Infinity War Prelude comic. If you don’t want to know anything, turn back now!
Somewhere between Captain America: Civil War and the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, Steve Rogers grew out a magnificent lumberjack beard and got a new costume. But the man formerly known as Cap hasn’t just been chillin’ in Wakanda while waiting for the next crisis to strike! This week, Marvel released the Avengers: Infinity War Prelude comic, which serves as an in-canon story about the gap between the two movies. Today’s Nerdist News is declassifying those events and getting you up-to-date intel on some of your favorite Avengers.
Join host and America’s favorite substitute Avenger, Jessica Chobot, as she runs down the biggest revelations from the Infinity War Prelude. Starting with Steve, it appears that his renegade Avengers have become a three-person anti-terrorist strike team. Steve, Falcon, and Black Widow have united to take on Earthbound threats who have armed themselves with Chitauri tech from the Battle of New York while Hawkeye and Ant-Man have left the team to reunite with their families.
The Scarlet Witch and Vision have also left their respective sides and apparently reconciled on the way towards a real relationship. Vision’s even using his human disguise that was glimpsed in the Infinity War trailer. As for Bucky, the former Winter Soldier may be in for some very good news. Despite going back in suspended animation at the end of Civil War, Bucky’s mind is being rebooted by Black Panther‘s sister (and possibly the smartest woman in the world), Shuri.
But where’s Tony Stark in all of this? It’s not clear if Tony knows that Thanos is coming, but he is constructing the new Iron Man armor from the trailer. It’s also apparent that Tony feels abandoned by the rest of the team, and he’s contemplating facing the next threat alone. All of this was just from the first issue. Next month, Avengers: Infinity War Prelude #2 will catch up with Marvel’s cosmic characters and possibly shed some light on where the Guardians of the Galaxy have been in the four-year time gap between Vol. 2 and Infinity War.
What do you think about the revelations from the Infinity War Prelude comic? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!
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It is Disney’s multiplex. The rest of Hollywood just visits once in awhile.
Following the blockbuster successes of “Zootopia,” “The Jungle Book” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Disney released “Captain America: Civil War” over the weekend, and the results were predictably massive: “Civil War,” which received strong reviews, sold an estimated $181.8 million in tickets at theaters in North America; it has already collected an additional $496.6 million overseas.
Turnout at Imax theaters, both at home and abroad, was particularly strong.
Disney has now had the No. 1 movie in the United States and Canada in 11 of the last 21 weekends, and some box office analysts predict “Civil War” will remain the top draw for the next two weekends. After that, a new movie — also from Disney — may well take over the top slot: “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” Not long after, Disney will release one of the summer’s most anticipated movies: “Finding Dory,” a sequel to Pixar’s “Finding Nemo.”
“Civil War” cost about $250 million to make, not including marketing costs. It introduces movie audiences to a new Marvel superhero, Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman. “Great reviews, great social media buzz and long-term global playability will add up to major box office returns over the long haul,” Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst at comScore, said in an email on Sunday.
“Civil War” kicked off moviedom’s all-important summer season, which stretches from the first weekend in May until Labor Day. This time around, studios will introduce at least 16 films with production costs of $100 million or more (sometimes much more), compared with 10 last year. With that many giants fighting for attention, some analysts have warned of cannibalism.
“It is difficult to envision a scenario in which a significant number of this summer’s releases are not money-losers, or at least disappointments,” Doug Creutz, an analyst at Cowen and Company, wrote in a research note on Thursday.Continue reading the main story