If you're planning to check out the Infinity War Marvel Comics, a six-issue run that was published back in 1992, to prepare for Avengers 3 hitting the big screen, it may not do you much good. In a recent interview, Mark Ruffalo teased that this story told in the upcoming movie is quite different from the comic book version. While the actor didn't offer any specifics about how the movie differs from the comic, it seems there will be many changes fans will need to prepare for.
"And it's so different from the comic books. There's elements that are clearly the same, but when you really start to get into the story, everything changes. I did... Planet Hulk was a big influence for Thor 3, and the idea, the inkling of World War Hulk starts to... I read (that) way before doing this, and there's some interesting stuff in there, but honestly nothing so far directly related to this. ... (Infinity Gauntlet) is informative as well, but then again, it just gets so off of that topic that it starts to become a little confusing, where you're like 'Why isn't this in there? Why are we doing this?'"
Many fans expected numerous changes to be made in the Infinity War movie, largely because several of the characters that play integral roles were not available to Marvel Studios. The Fantastic Four play important roles in the Infinity War comics, but they were not available for Marvel Studios to use when filming was under way. While Disney has purchased 20th Century Fox, bringing the Fantastic Four and X-Men franchises under the same roof, that won't happen on the big screen for quite some time, with the merger not expected to be officially approved until sometime in 2019. Chadwick Boseman also tried to explain the scope of Infinity War, but it was hard for him to do so.
"It's different in this one, I don't know how to explain it. It's just because we're in so many different places. It actually takes away from what is actually happening in front of you I think, in this case."
With a month and a half left until Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters, it remains to be seen how much more footage will be unveiled. Fans have already been treated to a new TV spot on Monday, with a behind-the-scenes video surfacing today. There has also been speculation that tickets to Avengers: Infinity War will go on sale this coming Friday, but that has yet to be confirmed by Marvel Studios. Coming into 2018, Avengers: Infinity War was named as the most-anticipated movie in two separate polls, one by Fandango and the other by IMDb, with many wondering if this could be the first time in four years that a non-Star Wars movie takes the top spot at the box office. While Disney and LucasFilm will release Solo: A Star Wars Story on May 25, anticipation is much higher for Avengers: Infinity War as of now. Mark Ruffalo and Chadwick Boseman revealed these new details in an interview with CinemaBlend.