D23 Expo Spotlight: 'Avengers: Infinity War' at Disney Live Action Films Panel
Published Jul 16, 2017
By Christine Dinh
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.
Here’s everything we learned from the live chat (and the first Avengers: Infinity War featurette) so far:
Tom Holland will be reprising his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Chris Pratt‘s Peter Quill/Star-Lord will also be joining the fray
Robert Downey Jr. still fondly remembers the Mark 42 from “Iron Man 3”
“Avengers: Infinity War” kicks off with tension as Captain America is still on Iron Man’s “S-List”
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.”
Stark’s universe now involves Peter Parker, the Guardians and Doctor Strange now
Joe and Anthony Russo have never fought on set
The three Avengers the Russo brothers would go on a family vacation with: Tony Stark, Peter Parker, and Vision
Start of production officially began last month in Pinewood Atlanta
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”
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.
Get ready for the Guardians of the Galaxy / Avengers team-up as we see Thor fighting alongside Rocket Raccoon
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”
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”
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!