We may have finally gotten a break in the Avengers: Infinity War case. Fair warning, this article may contain some pretty serious spoilers for the upcoming Marvel Phase 3 epic, so if you want to avoid that, turn away now. As it appears we may have learned some serious plot details for the upcoming Avengers sequel. If these details are true, they are a huge deal.
Another warning. This report should not be taken as gospel as it comes from the sometimes, but often not, reliable Latino Review. They report that Avengers: Infinity War will not be adapting the Infinity War comic book storyline as most have suspected. Instead, it will be an Infinity Gauntlet crossover, which sees Thanos, who is being played by Josh Brolin, wielding the Infinity Gauntlet with all of the Infinity Gems in order to reign destruction on the universe. Here is how Latino Review describes the plot of Avengers: Infinity War.
"Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War will feature the Mad Titan Thanos trying to impress the personification of Death (who will be a woman). Thanos assembles all six Infinity Stones and utilizes the Gauntlet to have god-like powers. His grand plan is that Death will also feel love for him if he brings her enough "souls," so he decides to extinguish half the life in the universe to impress her."
For anyone who has read the Infinity Gauntlet comic book story, that description sounds pretty much note for note, which is pretty great. But also, pretty dark and potentially featuring a whole lot of death just to impress a woman. On that note, the big revelation here is that the character of Death will be appearing in Avengers: Infinity War, which the report also mentions. While there is no word on casting, a rumor indicates that Cate Blanchett, who is playing Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, could be subbing in for Death in the movie. It would make sense for Marvel to use the talents of an Oscar winner like Blanchett in more than one movie, and that would be one hell of a way to do it.
In addition to the plot details and the inclusion of Death in Avengers: Infinity War, the report also reaffirms that the Guardians of the Galaxy will be appearing in the movie, and it also claims that Nick Fury will be making his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unfortunately, this report does very little to help clarify what will happen in the now untitled Avengers 4, which was originally slated as Avengers: Infinity War Part II. The Russo Brothers have gone on record saying that the movies are no longer a part one and a part two, rather, they are two very different movies. So, we are still in the weeds on that one.
The Infinity Gauntlet storyline also includes a significant part for Doctor Strange, who will be the newest superhero in the MCU come November, which would make sense and help cement his place as a powerful character and ally to The Avengers. This is potentially exciting news, but it also still leaves a lot of questions. We will surely be getting a lot more firm details as production ramps up on Avengers: Infinity War in Atlanta. Avengers: Infinity War is being directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and is slated for release on May 4, 2018. The untitled Avengers 4 is scheduled for release a year later on May 3, 2019.