While Black Panther continues its breathtaking theatrical run, having just crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, Marvel fans are now gearing up for the release of the franchise’s biggest movie yet Avengers: Infinity War. Hitting cinemas late next month, Infinity War will see the culmination of events started way back with Iron Man ten years ago but also bring about a shift in focus moving from the original MCU heroes, the likes of Captain America, Thor and Hawkeye, to some of its newly established characters, namely the King of Wakanada himself.
Black Panther‘s success hasn’t just been about smashing box office records, it’s also been in proving that its lead, Chadwick Boseman, would be more than capable of becoming the new face of the MCU, following in the footsteps of Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark/Iron Man. His power and influence not just as the Panther but also as the leader of his people make him a prime candidate for such a role, and given how much audiences enjoyed being taken to the high-tech world of Wakanda it’s very likely we’ll be seeing it become more of a central location in the Marvel movie world moving forward.
With that, a brand new look at Infinity War was released on Entertainment Tonight showcasing Wakanda’s place in the big showdown that sees the most powerful being in the universe, Thanos, confronting Earth’s heroes for the first time. While there’s nothing new in the way of footage here we do get some fun insights from a handful of the movie’s cast members, including Danai Gurira reliving her reaction to seeing the MCU‘s biggest heroes all together on set for the first time:
With Infinity war now less than seven weeks out, ET‘s behind the scenes video marks the start of the film’s final marketing push which will hopeful lead to the release of another full-length trailer within the next week or so (given that we’ve only had one long trailer so far). The news outlet will be releasing more behind the scenes coverage, but for now the focus here is with the most central characters taking a stand against Thanos’ forces in Wakanda, namely Black Panther, Okoye, Captain America, Black Widow and Hulk.
Perhaps the most notable moment in the video is Mark Ruffalo’s jokey comment saying that the film is so packed that he only has four lines of dialogue – an exaggeration no doubt – although it has to be said if there are any concerns about Infinity War it would be to do with the amount of screentime the Russo’s have to give to each character, having so many to cater for. Given their handling of previous entries Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War it’s clear that Avengers 3 is in the best hands it possibly could be.
Avengers: Infinity War opens April 27th