We still have a long way to go in the way of solid details about Infinity War's story and characters and twists. Before we get all the facts about what the movie will be, let's discuss what we want to see. There has been a whole Infinity Saga storyline within Marvel Comics over the years, and they've given us some pretty fun elements that can be adapted into the Avengers: Infinity War storyline.
Here are 5 Ideas From Marvel's Infinity Comics We Want to See in Avengers: Infinity War.
Honorable Mention: Nebula Rising
This is something Marvel fans have been jazzed about, ever since Karen Gillan's Nebula was added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In the original Inifinty Gauntlet comic book, Nebula is punished severely when Thanos gains omipetence, after betraying him. Broken and rotting, Nebula still manages to seize a moment of weakness on Thanos' part and take the Infinity Gauntlet for herself. There's an iconic drawing of Nebula's rise to omnipetence - but the glory is fleeting. Nebula is tricked by Thanos and the Marvel heroes into bringing down the cosmic entities of the universe onto her head.
One of the more interesting things about Marvel's Infinity Saga is what it reveals about the character of Thanos. He's not just a some archvillain, but rather a nicely layered and complex character, whose villainy is often just a skewed perspective on what is right and orderly.
Part of getting to know Thanos during The Inifinity Saga is seeing The Mad Titan behind the scenes, in his domestic setting. He chills, he drinks - he even farms! And luckily for Marvel fans, some Avengers: Infinity War concept art already suggests that we'll get to see Thanos' domestic side!
As stated, what makes Thanos an interesting villain is his skewed morality. The Mad Titan believes that the universe is in chaos, and that the only way to save it and restore true order is to exterminate half of life in the univese. Which he does. It doesn't last, of course (the heroes win), but there is a lot of death and killing before they do.
In Avengers: Infinity War, we want to see Thanos serve death proudly - and achieve his ends. That includes the initial destruction of half the universe - but especially the pivotal moment where Thanos murders nearly every major Marvel hero in battle.
Evil Twin Invasion
The second installment of the Infinity comics was also titled Infinity War, and that war was fought using a very specific type of soldier: monstrous evil dopplegangers of the Marvel superheroes.
There was once a rumor that Avengers: Inifnity War could use an evil twins approach to its story - and while unsubstantiated, we hope that it turns out true for at least one of the two installments. It would give the actors something fun and new to play, and add a nice horror movie element to things, in the spirit of John Carpenter's The Thing.
Some of the coolest moments of the Infinity Saga come whenever the major cosmic entities of the Marvel Comics Universe decide to intervene in the conflict. Key twists with the Infinity Gauntlet (or other powerful MacGuffins) have come with decisions or actions taken by entities like Eternity or The Living Tribunal.
In Avengers: Infinity War, we want to see the major MCU cosmic entities enter the fray - especially when we already have soft confirmations that characters from the classic Infinity Gauntlet comic are already in the MCU (Tribunal, Eternity, and even Mephisto).
The Purging of Adam Warlock
Marvel fans have been waiting for Adam Warlock to be introduced to the MCU for some time, and are still expecting to see him by the time both Infinity War films are done.
Not only do we want to see Adam Warlock in the Avengers Infinity War film(s), also want to see the pivotal moment when, in effort to purge himself, Warlock splits his light and dark sides into separate entities, known as the Magus and The Goddess.
After Thanos, the MCU will need a new overarching story and some overarching villains to aspire to. Adam Warlock's personal drama is something that could definitely fuel it through next few phases.
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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017, followed by Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7, 2017. Thor: Ragnarok closes out 2017 on November 3, while Black Panther kicks 2018 off on February 16. Avengers: Infinity War hits on May 4, while Ant-Man And The Wasp hits on July 6. Captain Marvel lands in theaters on March 8 in 2019, and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 lands on May 3, 2019.