The power of the whole Infinity Gauntlet was needed to fulfil Thanos's master plan, but if the special effects are any indication, it was one stone in particular that did the job.
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Even though much of the tonal and stylistic inspiration for the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes directly from the publisher’s Ultimate universe line, it’s rare that its comics and movies interact all that directly aside from a handful of film tie-ins. But the new issue of Infinity Wars is raising our eyebrows just a bit.
In the three months since its release, Avengers: Infinity War has become a staple of pop culture dialogue. Thanos, his snap and the jokes are already integrated into our everyday lives. So you’re probably wondering, is there really more we can learn about this massively successful movie? It turns out the answer is a very big yes.
Avengers: Infinity War ends with one of the grandest, bleakest setpieces in Marvel movie history - directly inspired by a moment right out of the comics. But that wasn't always the case, according to the movie's screenwriters. In fact, fans could've been kept waiting until Avengers 4 to see Thanos' grand plan unfold.
Only the truly worthy can wield the power of a god. That definitely includes award-winning cosplayer Pepper Monster, AKA Sarah Maefs. For our latest episode of Cos/Play, Maefs breaks down how to build the newest iconic weapon from Avengers: Infinity War, Thor's Stormbreaker. We also learn how Maefs made her first cosplay out of T-shirts, and why she got Mjölnir tattooed on her arm. Check it out!
It's time for a spoilerific Avengers: Infinity War chat on today's Kotaku Splitscreen.
Marvel Studios has revolutionised the way we watch movies in a particularly weird way - a decade ago, most people left the cinema the moment the credits began rolling. Now, swathes of moviegoers diligently sit through all the credits, hoping to see a little something extra. Marvel's latest film Avengers: Infinity War does this, but it's so much more than an extra.
Thanos' quest for the Infinity Stones comes to a head in Avengers: Infinity War, but the movie also finally gives us the reason why the Mad Titan has spent six years' worth of post-credits teasers gathering such vast cosmic power. And, perhaps surprisingly, those motivations have deep roots in the comics.
Avengers: Infinity War is demanding, heartbreaking, exhilarating, massive, and dense. More than seemingly any movie so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it requires its viewer to be intimately acquainted with all the films that come before it - and, if you are, it's rewarding and audacious in ways the franchise has never been before and isn't likely to be again. It's a movie that is not screwing around.
This month, years of meticulous movie planning will culminate in the release of Avengers: Infinity War, smashing together heroes from a decade's worth of some of the biggest films on the planet. The road to Infinity War has been paved with a decade of reporting around it - some of it leading to some very bizarre rumours that, unsurprisingly, weren't true.