Here's everything we saw and learned on the set of 'Avengers: Infinity War'!

True Believers, we’re inching closer to culmination of the last decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the release of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War,” in theaters April 27!

Last summer, Marvel.com had the opportunity to visit the “Avengers: Infinity War” set and now we’re allowed to share with you all the things we learned about the final chapter phase of the MCU. [Warning: If you want to head into the film knowing nothing, do not proceed ahead!]

With that warning in mind, let’s begin and peep some new photos while you’re at it:

[Updated Thursday, March 15]

[1] Source Material. “Avengers: Infinity War” will deviate from the source material. So don’t go in expecting THE INFINITY GAUNTLET, the 1992 six-issue run.

Mark Ruffalo, who plays Hulk/Bruce Banner, revealed during the visit, “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.”

He goes on to add, “[Infinity Gauntlet] is informative…but then again it just gets so off of the topic that it starts to become a little confusing.”

[2] Witness the King. Hot on the heels of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” our set visit was able to witness a scene unfold as our Avengers — a fully bearded Captain America, a platinum blonde Black Widow, a visibly-wounded Vision holding on to Scarlet Witch, Falcon, War Machine wearing STARK leg braces, and Bruce Banner — make their way off the Quinjet in the country of Wakanda. Our current roster of Avengers are greeted by King T’Challa, the Dora Milaje, and Bucky.

Some of our heroes have not seen each other in a very long time following the events of Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War.” Steve and Bucky embrace while Sam approaches with a quip, “Are you gonna snap and kill someone if they say bologna sandwich?”

T’Challa asks, “How big of an assault should we expect?”

“A pretty big one, sir,” Cap replies.

As seen at the end of “Black Panther,” T’Challa has brought Wakanda out of the shadows. Is the nation ready for Thanos to bring the fight to them? That’s left to be seen.

[3] Avengers (Re)Assemble. As highlighted in the scene above, some of our heroes will be meeting each other for the first time, while others haven’t seen each other since the end of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” or “Captain America: Civil War.”

For instance, our Avengers are meeting the healed Bucky, now known to his Wakandan allies as “White Wolf.” Banner has been missing in action on his cosmic adventure, and may know how big a threat Thanos really is.

Get prepared for tons of amazing pairings!

[4] Children of Thanos. The Mad Titan himself will not be operating alone. As we’ve seen in the trailers, Thanos likes to get his hands dirty but he also has those to do his bidding. Enter the Children of Thanos. While on set, we were shown maquettes of Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight, Cull Obsidian, and Corvus Glaive. Get a glimpse of the Children of Thanos maquettes during our D23 2017 coverage here.

Maquettes of Smart Hulk, who we caught a glimpse of in “Thor: Ragnarok” and angsty Tween Groot, as seen in the end credits of “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” made an appearance.

[5] Costume Upgrades. You can bet our heroes are going to look their baddest and sharpest versions as they take on the Mad Titan. We’ve already seen Bucky and Cap get some upgrades thanks to Wakanda’s source of Vibranium. Spidey has a pretty sweet revamp courtesy of Tony, while Rhodey has STARK leg braces to help him navigate the injuries he endured during “Captain America: Civil War.” We can expect these aren’t the only heroes who will leveling up their armor.

That’s all we can share for now, but keep it on Marvel.com as we start rolling out interviews with the directors, screenwwriters and stars over the next few weeks!

[6] IMAX. The Russo Brothers revealed the entire film was shot by IMAX Arri 65 cameras. With unbelievably larger-than-life characters, the IMAX cameras helped the directors frame the shots and capture the intricate beauty of the exotic landscapes. Not only that, the evolving visual effects technology will push what Josh Brolin can do as a performer.

Related:

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Brings the Heroes To Wakanda – Chadwick Boseman shares his thoughts on opening Wakanda to the world!

Hulk Is Back From ‘Ragnarok’ And Ready For Battle In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ – Mark Ruffalo talks Hulk’s place on the team and the evolution of speaking in full sentences!

The Russo Brothers Give Us An Insider Look on How They Tackled ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ – Get a glimpse on the storytelling elements from balancing tones to collaborations and more.

Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans Are Ready For Fans To See The Avengers Assemble in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ – See Black Widow and Captain America gather the team against Thanos on April 27!

Danai Gurira On the Strong Female Presence In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ – Okoye, leader of the Dora Milaje, isn’t ready to assemble

Thanos Isn’t Wrong in Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ – Marvel screenwriters on creating the Mad Titan’s emotional story in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Don Cheadle says ‘Infinity War’ Is Serious Business – War Machine reveals how the stakes have been raised, his road to recovery and suiting up

Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany Believe Scarlet Witch and Vision’s Relationship Is An Asset To Help Spur On The Fight In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ – Olsen and Bettany detail the difference between a Russos and a Whedon ‘Avengers’ film

“Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on April 27. 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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Captain America leads the charge against the omnipotent Mad Titan, Thanos!

Every day we celebrate Captain America’s 75th anniversary by looking deep into the Marvel Unlimited archives and going through some of Steve Rogers’ most thrilling adventures. Happy diamond anniversary Sentinel of Liberty!

Like any good comics event, Infinity Gauntlet literally threatened all of reality. As the 1991 limited series—written by Jim Starlin with art split between George Perez and Ron Lim—kicks off, Thanos already possesses the title object and nearly immeasurable power along with it.

The Mad Titan’s first order of nigh-omnipotent business: Erase half the lives in existence as a way to appease his lady love, Death. This results in the loss of a great many heroes, including Hawkeye and Sersi who were talking to Captain America when they disappear from reality. The remaining heroes—and Dr. Doom—gather together at Avengers headquarters where Adam Warlock appears to offer a plan of attack against their collective enemy.

In INFINITY GAUNTLET #4, the terrestrial heroes attack Thanos to little avail. Even with the combined efforts of Thor, Hulk, Wolverine, and the rest, they barely distract the Titan. After seeing heroes like Thor and Quasar easily bested right before his eyes, Captain America still stands tall in opposition to the villain saying awesomely inspirational things like, “As long as one man stands against you, Thanos, you’ll never be able to claim victory.”

The Star Spangled Avenger even keeps his cool with the cosmic villain looming over him to stall so Silver Surfer can zoom in and steal the Infinity Gauntlet to no avail. Cap lands one post-failure punch, but Thanos bats him aside, killing the hero immediately.

Realizing he’s been wasting his time on trivialities, Thanos sets his sights on a variety of cosmic entities, but soon abandons his physical form to take over as Eternity. This allows the zombie-like Nebula to snatch the Gauntlet for herself and undo all of Thanos’ actions, bringing Cap and company back in the process. De-powered, Thanos joins forces with the surviving heroes to stop Nebula in a series of attacks that lead to Adam Warlock taking control of the Gauntlet.

Though not the focus of INFINITY GAUNTLET, Captain America still shows exactly the kind of hero he presents himself as: one who stands up to the bad guy regardless of the terrible odds.

Cap Declassified

Though they share a powerful moment in INFINITY GAUNTLET, Captain America and Thanos first met in AVENGERS ANNUAL #7 and MARVEL-TWO-IN-ONE ANNUAL #2. Some of Cap’s teammates encountered the Titan in CAPTAIN MARVEL #25#33 and AVENGERS #125, but he didn’t meet the villain face-to-face until Thing and Spider-Man burst in to save the Avengers from Thanos’ clutches. Even then, Cap took on many of Thanos’ minions instead of the Titan himself! 

Next, see the very first time Steve Rogers wielded the iconic round shield in the Golden Age classic CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #2.

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The Infinity Gauntlet saga kicks off in this 90's classic!

It’s time to face facts, true believers – the 90’s were awesome. The pouches were plentiful, the costumes were impractical, and Marvel Universe dentists made a fortune correcting damages caused by perpetually gritted teeth. Thanks to the power of nostalgia, though, what would once be considered extremely embarrassing can now be called extremely awesome!

With that in mind, we’ve pulled a Marvel comic from the not-so-modern era and broken it down, one radical fact at a time! This week we’re singling out INFINITY GAUNTLET #1 by Jim Starlin and George Perez. Here’s “God” by the numbers!

Infinity Gauntlet (1991) #1

Infinity Gauntlet (1991) #1

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Approximately 114 skulls piled beneath Death’s throne

Art from Infinity Gauntlet #1

Art from Infinity Gauntlet #1

 

27 stairs leading up to the front door of Thanos’ new pad

Art from Infinity Gauntlet #1

Art from Infinity Gauntlet #1

 

11 different Avengers in 2 portraits

Art from Infinity Gauntlet #1

Art from Infinity Gauntlet #1

 

7 empty mugs

Art from Infinity Gauntlet #1

Art from Infinity Gauntlet #1

 

6 Infinity Gems on the Infinity Gauntlet

Art from Infinity Gauntlet #1

Art from Infinity Gauntlet #1

 

2 suddenly materialized thrones

Art from Infinity Gauntlet #1

Art from Infinity Gauntlet #1

 

1 cosmic cocoon

Art from Infinity Gauntlet #1

Art from Infinity Gauntlet #1

 

Check out the rest of INFINITY GAUNTLET on Marvel Unlimited and see a new take during Secret Wars starting on May 27!

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