Avengers: Infinity War

2018 film directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers. The movie is produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to The Avengers (2012) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and the 19th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Avengers: Infinity War
Directed by
  • Anthony Russo
  • Joe Russo
Screenplay by
  • Christopher Markus
  • Stephen McFeely
Based on
Produced byKevin Feige
CinematographyTrent Opaloch
Edited by
Music byAlan Silvestri
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • April 23, 2018 (2018-04-23) (Dolby Theatre)
  • April 27, 2018 (2018-04-27) (United States)
Running time
149 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$316–400 million[2][3][4]
Box office$2.048 billion[5]

It was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo with the screenplay written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The movie features a ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldaña, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.

It premiered in Los Angeles on April 23, 2018 and was released in the United States on April 27. It was positively welcomed by audiences, fans and film critics alike which praised its directing, story, humor, character dynamics, emotional weight, musical score, Thanos's representation, CGI and action scenes. A sequel was made for it, titled Avengers: Endgame, and was released on April 26, 2019.

The supervillain Thanos comes from a planet called Titan whose people are all dead because of overpopulation. To prevent the same thing from happening to other worlds, Thanos decides to kill half of all living beings on every planet in the entire Universe. To do that, Thanos tries to find six Infinity Stones and bring them together in a glove called an Infinity Gauntlet so that he can make anything he wants to happen with a snap of his fingers.

Thanos gets an Infinity Stone called the Power Stone by destroying the planet Xandar. He gets an Infinity Stone called the Space Stone by striking a deal with Loki in exchange for not killing Thor, killing Loki in the process, He steals the Reality Stone from the Collector; he gets the Soul Stone in exchange for killing his daughter Gamora. He strikes a deal with Dr. Strange to get the Time Stone in exchange for not killing Iron Man.

Because Thor lost his hammer to his half-sister, he, Rocket and Groot go to a dying star to make a new weapon that will stop Thanos. Thor creates a new weapon called Stormbreaker.

Thanos leads an alien invasion of Earth to get the Mind Stone from the robot superhero Vision by killing him. The Avengers, Spider-Man, Black Panther and the Guardians of the Galaxy (Rocket and Groot later help along with Thor who later joins) all work together to stop Thanos.

Thanos eventually steals the Mind Stone and snaps his fingers. He causes half of all living beings on every planet in the entire Universe to disappear from existence.

There is a scene after the credits where Nick Fury successfully tries to signal someone (later revealed to be Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel) who can do something about it but he gets killed by Thanos's snap.


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