This summer, an entire universe. Once and for all.

Tonight, during the Big Game, we got another glimpse of the highly-anticipated Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War.’ Check it out above!

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” opens in theaters on May 4. Stay tuned to Marvel.com, follow @Avengers on Twitter, and Like “The Avengers” on Facebook for the latest on the Avengers as it develops!

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Will Corona Pilgrim on picking up from "Captain America: Civil War" and "Doctor Strange."

Thanos is on his way to Earth, as Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on May 4. However, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still in for many changes and developments before that momentous day arrives.

In the two-part MARVEL’S AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PRELUDE comic book, which kicks off on Wednesday, January 24, writer Will Corona Pilgrim (Marvel Studios’ Development & Franchise Executive) and artist Tigh Walker (EDGE OF THE VENOMVERSE) catch up with characters like Tony Stark, Captain America, T’Challa, and Stephen Strange after the events of “Captain America: Civil War” and “Doctor Strange.”

Before the entire MCU bands together to fight a common enemy, Marvel.com spoke with Pilgrim about the PRELUDE books and how they’ll set the stage for the Russos’ epic movie.

Marvel.com: So, how far in advance does this story take place before “Infinity War?”

Will Corona Pilgrim: Well, for AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PRELUDE #1, since the SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING PRELUDE adapted a majority of the “Captain America: Civil War” film (from Spidey’s point-of-view), but had to cut out before the climactic hero battle (since Spidey was absent for that), Mark Basso and I felt it would be a great opportunity to showcase that Cap and Winter Soldier vs. Iron Man bunker fight as an action-packed kickoff into our INFINITY WAR PRELUDE.

For PRELUDE #2, it’s mostly led by Doctor Strange and Wong so it’s taking place shortly after the events of his film, which was extra fun since I got to reunite with Jorge Fornés, my DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE artist on that one.

Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War Prelude (2018) #1

Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War Prelude (2018) #1

Marvel.com: Last we saw Tony and Cap in the MCU, they were butting heads over the Sokovia Accords. What’s the tension like between them in PRELUDE?

Will Corona Pilgrim: Those wounds are definitely still pretty fresh. As I mentioned, in #1 we get to relive that particular butting of heads in truly dynamic pages by Tigh Walker and masterfully colored by Chris O’Halloran—and that tension is most definitely prevalent in how it informs how Steve and Tony’s decisions moving forward.

Marvel.com: How do you balance helping set up the movie without giving away too much about the events of the film itself?

Will Corona Pilgrim: A lot of the times it breaks down to what’s an in-world question we’d like to address. For “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” that was “How did Strucker get a hold of Loki’s scepter?” For “Doctor Strange,” we wanted to explore “What turned Kaecilius into a Zealot of Dormammu?” For AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PRELUDE #1, we wanted to take a closer look at the “Captain America: Civil War” end tag scene where Bucky’s made the decision to go back into cryo-sleep. What was T’Challa’s involvement in that decision and how does his sister Shuri factor in? For INFINITY WAR PRELUDE #2, it was seeing Stephen Strange advance in his role as Master of the New York Sanctum as he learned more about the Infinity Stones. All [have] really fun details that help connect the dots for fans across the varied films.

Marvel.com: How will Thanos and the Infinity Stones have a sway over the plot?

Will Corona Pilgrim: The psychological impact from Tony’s encounter with the Chitauri mothership during the Battle of New York has been an undercurrent in the stories of the MCU since “Avengers” 1. We saw him suffer from panic attacks in “Iron Man 3.” It provoked him to create Ultron in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” So, Thanos has continued to have sway over the MCU as a whole for the past two Phases.

The same can be said of the Infinity Stones themselves, for that matter, to an even greater degree. They’ve been driving factors since “Captain America: The First Avenger” all the way through “Guardians of the Galaxy” and even as recently as The Tesseract’s appearance in “Thor: Ragnarok.”

Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War Prelude (2018) #2

Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War Prelude (2018) #2

  • Published: February 28, 2018
  • Rating: Rated T
  • Penciler: Jorge Fornes

Marvel.com: What’s the most exciting thing about writing this prelude in the run-up to the film?

Will Corona Pilgrim: It’s always a joy to get to work with the filmmakers and Studios execs while we explore the hidden corners of the MCU, but it’s also extra fun to see how different artists re-interpret the drama, comedy, and action of the films when they lay it all out on the page. I’m a splash page fan, so anytime I can sneak one (or two) of those in a book it gives me something awesome to print out and hang above my desk as soon as those pencils come in– instant posters!

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PRELUDE #1 is available now, while #2 arrives on February 28.

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MARVEL'S AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PRELUDE artist overcomes the intimidation factor for this tie-in.

Sure, everyone’s excited about the holiday season we find ourselves in, but plenty of fans can’t help but look forward to May 4 when Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” blasts into theaters.

To help make the wait a bit easier, Marvel’s releasing a pair of MARVEL’S AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PRELUDE issues with the first debuting on January 24. Written by Marvel Studios’ Creative Research Manager Will Corona Pilgrim and drawn by Tigh Walker!

The issue features Captain America and Winter Soldier attempting to track down a terrorist. However, they’re not the only ones and Iron Man soon shows up as well. The issue promises to offer plenty of first looks and surprises for Marvel Cinematic Universe fans.

We caught up with Walker to talk about the intimidation factor that comes along with a project like this, working with Pilgrim and playing in this different Marvel sandbox.

Marvel.com: How does it feel to be working on a book like this that sets up such a highly anticipated film?

Tigh Walker: How doesn’t it feel, TJ? Know what I mean?

I think in an early e-mail to [editor] Mark [Basso], I used the word “intimidated” about 73 times. He responded, asking why I’d sent him an e-mail that just said “intimidated” 73 times without any context and I told him that it’d make sense later on when I was talking with TJ, and not to worry about it. So he sent me back a GIF of an alligator making cupcakes and we both laughed and I wasn’t so intimidated anymore, but I was slightly obsessed with alligators making cupcakes from that point on.

Also, I was really excited and honored to be a small part of it all, I mean… it’s Avengers! Did I mention it felt intimidating?

Marvel.com: How was it getting an early peek at what the characters would look like in the film and translating that to the page?

Tigh Walker: How doesn’t it feel, TJ? Know what–wait–sorry, got my answers mixed up, let’s try that again. It was super cool getting to see a little bit of what’s to come for these characters.

And it was fun but challenging to translate them to the page, because you want something that’s representative of what they are and will be, but you also want it to be a bit of a different flavor because it’s not the same medium, if that makes any sense.

Marvel.com: Did any of the costumes or characters give you more trouble than others when figuring them out?

Tigh Walker: Yes, absolutely! Iron Man’s costume was tough to figure out from certain angles for sure and Captain America’s torso/chest design-y bits were a little tricky at first, but once you figure them out, it’s smooth sailing.

Really, the Winter Soldier’s beard was the toughest out of all of them. Is it a beard? Or is it more of a 5 o’clock shadow thing he’s got goin’ on? Is it a beard junior? Needless to say, I toiled over it, made lists, diagrams, apple pie charts and then I chugged three Cherry Coke Zero’s, threw a goat into a lake and said to myself “Maybe don’t think about it so much? Maybe it’s more of a feeling than a beard?” And that’s really when it clicked for me and I knew just what to do.

Marvel.com: What can you tell us about the way characters like Captain America and Iron Man react to one another in this story? They didn’t exactly leave each other on the best terms when last they met on the big screen.

Tigh Walker: Well, we start with a conflict you’ve seen in the recent films as a lead-in to some of the new status quo for our heroes.

I’m not sure what I’m allowed to reveal here (Mark?) but we do see a bit of (ahem, Mark?) Cap, Winter Soldier and T’Challa chatting about (Mark-I need you now more than ever!) y’know…stuff and things. And we get a glimpse of Tony’s mindset that leads us right into his actions for the next film.

Marvel.com: How was it working with Will on this gateway to “Avengers: Infinity War?”

Tigh Walker: Working from his script was a ton of fun! It was written “Marvel-Style” which was interesting creatively for me–being fairly unaccustomed to working that way–but I found that I really liked it. It gives you a bit of room to try things out that you might not otherwise have thought of because you’re sort of in a different head-space.

Like when I decided to start drawing all the characters as potatoes, but dressed in their proper costumes… Mark had to reel me in on that one, but having the leeway to turn characters into potatoes, if my heart wanted it, was quite freeing.

Get your first taste of “Infinity War” on January 24 with MARVEL’S AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PRELUDE #1 by Will Corona Pilgrim and Tigh Walker.

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In theaters May 4.

There was an idea…

The first official trailer for Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” has finally arrived. We began our Marvel Cinematic Universe journey together back in 2008. All roads lead to Thanos next year. Get your first official look at “Avengers: Infinity War” right here on Marvel.com above.

Following the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” the Avengers as we know it no longer exists. Lines were drawn; sides were chosen. The Avengers is nothing more than a team name without any team members. Can Earth’s Mightiest Heroes put aside their differences and unite once more? Do they even stand a chance against the Mad Titan who delights in their failure and desperation? Can they stop his thirst for power and chaos as he begins to collect the Infinity Stones?

The trailer packs as many super heroes as it can in a mere 2 minutes and 30 seconds: Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Vision (Paul Bettany), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), and so much more.

“You can fight it. You can run from it. But destiny still arrives.” We know the trailer brought a smile to your face as much as pain and suffering put one on Thanos’ face. Now excuse us while we watch the trailer a thousand more times!

See the culmination of the last decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe when “Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on May 4, 2018. Stay tuned to Marvel.com, follow @Avengers on Twitter, and Like “The Avengers” on Facebook for the latest on the Avengers and the rest of the MCU as it develops!

 

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The 'Avengers: Infinity War' trailer drops tomorrow!

True Believers, you’ve been waiting and we’ve been listening. Feast your eyes on the first Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” poster below!

You all can thank Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo, courtesy of Tom’s Instagram, for this special look!

On behalf of the Marvel family, we want to thank you for being the best fans in the universe! Get ready because the “Avengers: Infinity War” trailer drops TOMORROW!

“Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on May 4, 2018.

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Get a glimpse at the cast of the upcoming 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Avengers Assemble! The mighty cast of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” gets the spotlight  on magazine stands around the world with four covers of the latest issue of Vanity Fair.

A whopping 17 members of the cast gather across the four covers bringing together Avengers veterans along with the newcomers to the movie franchise. The first  cover features Robert Downey Jr./Iron Man, Anthony Mackie/Falcon, Chris Hemsworth/Thor and Scarlett Johansson/Black Widow. The second cover gathers Chris Evan/Captain America, Paul Bettany/The Vision, Jeremy Renner/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle/War Machine and Evangeline Lilly/Wasp. The third cover includes Mark Ruffalo/Hulk, Chadwick Boseman/Black Panther, Elizabeth Olsen/Scarlet Witch, and Paul Rudd/Ant-Man. The fourth cover features Gwenyth Paltrow/Pepper Potts, Tom Holland/Spider-Man, Chris Pratt/Star-Lord and Benedict Cumberbatch/Doctor Strange.

See the entire cast across the four Vanity Fair covers in the gallery above and you can read all about the upcoming movie and more in the latest issue.

“Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on May 4, 2018. Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news!

 

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Avengers and more assembled on the Hall D23 stage at D23 Expo!

Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios President, took the stage at the Disney Live Action Films panel in Hall D23 at D23 Expo where he shared he’s a massive Disney fan and has been a card-carrying D23 charter member who has been attending D23 Expo since the very first Expo in 2009.

Feige shared that 2018 will be a year of celebration as Marvel Studios celebrates its 10th anniversary. Headlining the big year will be Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War,” which Feige called “the biggest production in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

“Avengers: Infinity War” has been in production the entire year so far, and has only hit the half-way mark! Feige invited all your favorite super heroes — and the biggest villain the MCU has seen so far — to take the stage with him. The Marvelous gathering included Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (Vision), Benedict Cumberbatch (Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange), Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Don Cheadle (James Rhodes/War Machine), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier), Dave Bautista (Drax), Karen Gillan (Nebula), and Pom Klementieff (Mantis), as well as half of the film’s directors, Joe Russo. Take a look at the gallery above!

Robert Downey Jr. demanded, “Let’s see it!” The audience saw highlights from the unprecedented cinematic journey spanning 10 years before being treated to an early glimpse of “Avengers: Infinity War.”

“Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on May 4, 2018.

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Thanos stands triumphant at the D23 Expo Marvel Studios booth.

After a full first day of D23 Expo you’d think we couldn’t follow it up with more, but Saturday was even bigger, and much, much, badder as Josh Brolin held court at the Marvel booth.

Fresh off his surprise appearance with the cast “Avengers: Infinity War” at the Disney, Marvel Studios & Lucasfilm- Live Action panel, Josh Brolin met with fans for a signing in front of his children — the Children of Thanos! The maquettes were unveiled for his appearance and fans were excited to get an up close look at Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight, Ebony Maw, and Cull Obsidian.

Brolin even had an encounter with a real life Avenger, although this one was considerably shorter and much more adorable.

On the show floor the Disney Consumer Products Pavilion showcased new and exciting home products for fans to live their best Marvel life. On display were backpacks, workout gear, and if you’re worthy enough, a Mjolnir pendant made to compliment the mightiest of outfits. Even the greatest superhero would be exhausted from all that shopping, luckily free coffee was up for grabs adorned with the face of a familiar looking webslinger.

One more day to go! Follow @marvel on twitter to get all the up to date D23 Expo news throughout the weekend! 

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Get Set Ready and Support Random Act Funding!

As Robert Downey Jr. gears up to bring “Spider-Man: Homecoming” to audiences, he and his philanthropic organization Random Act Funding, are partnering with OMAZE for another philanthropic campaign. Watch the video below, enter for your chance to hang with RDJ here, and becoming a real-life superhero for a deserving charity!

Do YOU want to hang with ME on the set of the latest Avengers? ENTER AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE (maybe): http://bit.ly/You-Me-Avengers Let’s be the do-gooder-est do-gooders together. Flights and hotel on me!

Posted by Robert Downey Jr on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The winner of the campaign will:

  • Receive unprecedented access with Robert Downey Jr. on the next “Avengers” set for you and a friend
  • Work with RDJ to hcoose one of the charities to get a Random Act Funding grant
  • Grab a bite to eat with RDJ
  • Get flown out and put up in a 4-star hotel

Watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe come to life and watch those Avengers assemble before your very eyes! Enter now!

With just a little more than two months to go until Iron Man joins Spidey in theaters, keep your eyes peeled right here to Marvel.com for all the latest!

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'Avengers: Infinity War' opens in theaters May 4, 2018

Prior to the release of the first featurette from Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War,” Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) hosted a Facebook Live, seen below, to answer fan questions.

Here’s everything we learned from the live chat (and the first Avengers: Infinity War featurette) so far:

  1. Tom Holland will be reprising his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
  2. Chris Pratt‘s Peter Quill/Star-Lord will also be joining the fray
  3. Robert Downey Jr. still fondly remembers the Mark 42 from “Iron Man 3”
  4. “Avengers: Infinity War” kicks off with tension as Captain America is still on Iron Man’s “S-List”
  5. Reflecting on his appearance in the first “Iron Man” to “Avengers: Infinity War,” Downey says “[Tony Stark] has matured a bit. What has changed is the universe around him.”
  6. Stark’s universe now involves Peter Parker, the Guardians and Doctor Strange now
  7. Joe and Anthony Russo have never fought on set
  8. The three Avengers the Russo brothers would go on a family vacation with: Tony Stark, Peter Parker, and Vision
  9. Start of production officially began last month in Pinewood Atlanta
  10. Thanos will be “the most frightening villain the Avengers have ever faced;” he’ll show us all why he’s “the biggest, the best, the baddest villain that we’ve ever had”
  11. The Avengers are completely unprepared to face Thanos as a result of the events of “Captain America: Civil War” leaving the Avengers a team name with no team members.
  12. Get ready for the Guardians of the Galaxy / Avengers team-up as we see Thor fighting alongside Rocket Raccoon
  13. The Russo brothers confirm two films will be deeply connected – “these next two Avengers films will be an event like no one has ever seen on film before”
  14. Downey drives that point home as we’ve come to learn the next two Avengers will be filmed back-to-back for a “year of fun-filled lensing”
  15. We spy with our little eyes slight variations to Iron Man’s suit armor designs

Let us know what other tidbits you caught in the Facebook Live and first featurette from the set of “Avengers: Infinity War”!

“Avengers: Infinity War” opens May 4, 2018. Stay tuned to Marvel.com, follow @Avengers on Twitter, and Like “The Avengers” on Facebook for the latest on the Avengers and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it develops!

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