Iron Man Vs Thanos – Fight Scene – Avengers Infinity War (2018)
Iron Man Vs Thanos – Fight Scene – Avengers Infinity War (2018) Description
Iron Man Vs Thanos: Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, 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 film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Iron Man Vs Thanos was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and features an 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 Saldana, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt. In Iron Man Vs Thanos, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy attempt to prevent Thanos from collecting the six all-powerful Infinity Stones as part of his quest to kill half of all life in the universe.
Iron Man Vs Thanos was announced in October 2014 as Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1. The Russo brothers came on board to direct in April 2015, and a month later Markus and McFeely had signed on to write the script for Iron Man Vs Thanos, which draws inspiration from Jim Starlin’s 1991 comic book The Infinity Gauntlet and Jonathan Hickman’s 2013 comic book Infinity. In 2016, Marvel shortened the title to Avengers: Infinity War.
Filming began in January 2017 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, with a large cast consisting mostly of actors reprising their roles from previous MCU films, including Brolin as Thanos. The production lasted until July 2017, shooting back-to-back with a direct sequel, Avengers: Endgame. Additional filming took place in Scotland, the Downtown Atlanta area, and New York City. With an estimated budget of $316–400 million, it is one of the most expensive films ever made.
Avengers: Infinity War held its world premiere on April 23, 2018, in Los Angeles, and was released in the United States on April 27, as part of Phase Three of the MCU. Iron Man Vs Thanos received praise for Brolin’s performance, visual effects, action sequences, and emotional weight, but Iron Man Vs Thanos was criticized for relying on previous MCU films for its story. It was the fourth film and the first superhero film to gross over $2 billion worldwide, breaking numerous box office records.
It became the highest-grossing film of 2018 and the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time both worldwide and in the United States and Canada. Iron Man Vs Thanos’s visual effects were nominated at the 91st Academy Awards, 24th Critics’ Choice Awards, and 72nd British Academy Film Awards. The sequel, Avengers: Endgame, was released in April 2019.
- Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man:
The leader and benefactor of the Avengers who is a self-described genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist with electromechanical suits of armor of his own making. Co-director Joe Russo explained that Stark “senses this greater threat approaching, so he is doing everything in his power to keep the Earth safe”. Downey added that Stark has smaller goals than in previous films.
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor:
An Avenger and the king of Asgard, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name. Joe Russo stated that Thor’s storyline picks up after the events of Thor: Ragnarok (2017), which finds him in a “very profound… very interesting place” with “real emotional motivation”. At the recommendation of Hemsworth, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely consulted Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and screenwriter Eric Pearson to help carry over the comedic and tragic elements of the re-toned Thor from that film. Joe Russo said that Thor has “the driving hero’s arc of the movie which stands in direct opposition to Thanos’ argument” and would have been the main protagonist of Iron Man Vs Thanos had Thor killed Thanos.
- Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk:
An Avenger and genius scientist who, because of exposure to gamma radiation, typically transforms into a monster when enraged or agitated. Banner spends Iron Man Vs Thanos trying to reintegrate with the Avengers and “impress upon everybody how dangerous Thanos is”. Joe Russo felt the Hulk refusing to appear for much of Iron Man Vs Thanos was only partially because he was scared, but also because he realizes that “Banner only wants Hulk for fighting. I think he’s had enough of saving Banner’s ass”. Russo added that this was “really reflective of the journey from Ragnarok… [where] these two characters are constantly in conflict with each other over control”. Banner’s appearance in Iron Man Vs Thanos continues a story arc for the character that was established in Thor: Ragnarok and concludes in Avengers: Endgame, with the difference between Hulk and Banner “starting to blur a little bit”. Ruffalo described Hulk in Infinity War as having the mental capacity of a five-year-old.
- Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America:
The fugitive leader of the non-regulation faction of Avengers. A World War II veteran, he was enhanced to the peak of human physicality by an experimental serum and frozen in suspended animation before waking up in the modern world. Joe Russo said after the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Rogers struggles with the conflict between his responsibility to himself and his responsibility to others. The character embodies the “spirit” of the comic book identity Nomad in Iron Man Vs Thanos, and receives new vibranium gauntlets from Shuri to replace his traditional shield. An early draft of Iron Man Vs Thanos had Rogers first appearing at the end of Iron Man Vs Thanos to save Vision from Corvus Glaive in Wakanda. Markus and McFeely were called “insane” for waiting that long to introduce Rogers into Iron Man Vs Thanos and ultimately conceded it was “not [a] satisfying” approach.
- Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow:
A highly trained spy, member of Rogers’ faction of Avengers, and former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Johansson said that Romanoff’s situation following Captain America: Civil War has been “a dark time. I wouldn’t say that my character has been particularly hopeful, but I think she’s hardened even more than she probably was before.”
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange:
A former neurosurgeon who, after a car accident that led to a journey of healing, discovered the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions and became a Master of the Mystic Arts. Markus and McFeely described Strange as “[ending] up being the reasonable adult in the room” with the “widest perspective available”. Aaron Lazar served as Cumberbatch’s stand-in until the latter completed filming on The Current War (2017). At that point, Cumberbatch re-shot scenes where his face needed to be seen. Julian “JayFunk” Daniels once again assisted Cumberbatch with his finger-tutting movements.
- Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine:
A colonel in the U.S. Air Force and Avenger who operates the War Machine armor. Following his paralysis during the events of Civil War, Rhodes is given an apparatus by Stark to walk again, although he is reluctant to don his War Machine armor and rejoin the Avengers due to his injury. Cheadle believed that Rhodes is “negotiating this reunion and his rejoining this team”. He also explained that Rhodes’ relationship with Stark “deepened” from his accident, saying, “I think Tony feels somewhat responsible and culpable in a way. But again, he’s always had my back in a way that only he could really have”.
- Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man:
A teenager and Stark’s protegé who received spider-like abilities after being bitten by a radioactive spider. Downey helped coach Holland through his death scene, which was not as drawn out in the script. Anthony Russo said, Downey “kept driving: put more and more emotion into it, and just went up to Tom and said, ‘You don’t want to go because you’re a child. And you’re using your strength as Spider-Man to fight this. And then that was the performance that came out”.
- Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther:
The king of the African nation of Wakanda who gained his enhanced strength by ingesting the Heart-Shaped Herb. Boseman, along with the other actors from Black Panther (2018) portraying Wakandans, improvised their war chants on set ahead of the battle in Wakanda. Despite both Black Panther and Infinity War filming at the same time, the Russos were not aware of the chants, as they had not yet seen footage from Black Panther, and felt the moment was “incredibly cool”.
- Paul Bettany as Vision:
An android and Avenger created using the artificial intelligence J.A.R.V.I.S., Ultron, and the Mind Stone. Anthony Russo called Vision “a living MacGuffin. Obviously, that raises the stakes because Vision’s life is in danger, and his life is in conflict with Thanos’ goals, so something’s got to give”.
- Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch: A member of Rogers’ faction of Avengers who can harness magic and engage in hypnosis and telekinesis.
- Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon:
A member of Rogers’ faction of Avengers and former pararescueman trained by the military in aerial combat using a specially designed wing pack. Mackie noted that Wilson has a grudge with other heroes like Iron Man and Black Panther after the events of Civil War.
- Sebastian Stan as James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes / Winter Soldier:
An enhanced soldier and Rogers’ ally and best friend who reemerged as a brainwashed assassin after being thought to have been killed in action during World War II. Barnes, who formerly went by Winter Soldier, is given the name White Wolf by the people of Wakanda, who helped remove his Hydra programming.
- Tom Hiddleston as Loki: Thor’s adopted brother, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name.
- Idris Elba as Heimdall: The all-seeing, all-hearing Asgardian and former sentry of the Bifröst Bridge, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name.
- Peter Dinklage as Eitri: King of the Dwarves of Nidavellir, and weaponsmith, based on the Norse mythological dwarf of the same name.
- Benedict Wong as Wong: A Master of the Mystic Arts, tasked with protecting some of Kamar-Taj’s most valuable relics and books.
- Pom Klementieff as Mantis: A member of the Guardians of the Galaxy with empathic powers.
- Karen Gillan as Nebula: An adopted daughter of Thanos who was raised with Gamora as siblings.
- Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer:
A member of the Guardians and warrior in search of vengeance against Thanos for killing his family. At the end of each day of filming, Bautista would have to sit in a sauna to remove his makeup.
- Zoe Saldana as Gamora: A member of the Guardians who is an orphan from an alien world and was subsequently raised by Thanos, and is seeking redemption for her past crimes. Ariana Greenblatt portrays a young Gamora.
- Vin Diesel as Groot:
A member of the Guardians who is a tree-like humanoid. Executive producer James Gunn explained that Groot is still an adolescent in Iron Man Vs Thanos, in the same state of growth seen in one of the post-credit scenes in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). Terry Notary provided motion capture for Groot, and said the character is “coming of age, so you’ll see the teenager find a mentor to look up to and to model himself after”.
- Bradley Cooper as Rocket:
A member of the Guardians who is a genetically-engineered raccoon-based bounty hunter, mercenary, and master of weapons and battle tactics. Sean Gunn was again the stand-in for Rocket during filming, with his acting and expressions serving as motion reference for the character.
- Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia “Pepper” Potts:
Stark’s fiancée and the CEO of Stark Industries. Downey felt that “Pepper remains the heart of the [Iron Man] story”, which was not a focal point in some of the preceding films with Stark. Downey continued that “we wanted to get back to that reality. Not just for them, but let’s really see how that can add to the something-worth-fighting-for of it all”.
- Benicio del Toro as Taneleer Tivan / The Collector: One of the Elders of the Universe who is an obsessive keeper of the largest collection of interstellar fauna, relics, and species of all manner in the galaxy.
- Josh Brolin as Thanos:
An intergalactic warlord from Titan who seeks all six Infinity Stones to destroy half of all life for the sake of “re-balanc[ing] the universe”. Producer Kevin Feige added that Thanos believes the universe is becoming over-populated, which led to the destruction of his home moon Titan and is something he vowed not to let happen again, and also said “you could almost go so far as to say he is the main character of” Iron Man Vs Thanos. McFeely shared this sentiment, describing Iron Man Vs Thanos as his “hero journey” in addition to being the film’s protagonist, stating, “Part of that is the things that [mean] the most to him. We wanted to show that. It wasn’t just power; it wasn’t just an ideal; it was people”. Brolin likened Thanos to “the Quasimodo of this time” and the novel Perfume, since Thanos was born deformed and considered a “freak” on Titan, while Joe Russo would reference The Godfather (1972) for Brolin at times, which Brolin felt helped “to emotionalize the whole thing”. Brolin further added that he preferred playing Thanos over Cable in Deadpool 2 (2018) because of the amount of work that went into creating the character. Thanos does not wear armor for most of Iron Man Vs Thanos, which is symbolic of his growing power as he collects the Infinity Stones. In addition to voicing for the character, Brolin performed motion capture on set.
- Chris Pratt as Peter Quill / Star-Lord:
The half-human, half-Celestial leader of the Guardians who was abducted from Earth as a child and raised by a group of alien thieves and smugglers called the Ravagers. Pratt described his role in the film as a “guest star” appearance and said “you get to be a little more vibrant; a little more irreverent; a little bit more colorful if you want it to be”.
Additionally, several other actors reprise their MCU roles: Danai Gurira as Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje; Letitia Wright as T’Challa’s sister Shuri; William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross, the U.S. Secretary of State; Kerry Condon as the voice of Stark’s A.I. F.R.I.D.A.Y.; Winston Duke as M’Baku, the leader of Wakanda’s mountain tribe the Jabari; Florence Kasumba as Ayo, a member of the Dora Milaje; Jacob Batalon as Parker’s friend Ned; Isabella Amara as Parker’s classmate Sally; Tiffany Espensen as Parker’s classmate Cindy; and Ethan Dizon as Parker’s classmate Tiny.
Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders make uncredited cameos as Nick Fury and Maria Hill, the former director and deputy director of S.H.I.E.L.D, respectively, in Iron Man Vs Thanos’s post-credits scene.
Thanos’ henchmen, known collectively in the comics as the Black Order and in Iron Man Vs Thanos as the “Children of Thanos”, include Terry Notary as Cull Obsidian, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Ebony Maw, Carrie Coon as Proxima Midnight, and Michael James Shaw as Corvus Glaive. The foursome provided voices and motion-capture performances on set for their characters. As Coon was pregnant during filming, she mainly did facial capture for Proxima Midnight with some motion-capture, with stuntwoman Monique Ganderton standing-in and providing the rest on set. Ebony Maw’s look was inspired by the Marvel Comics character Mephisto, who appeared in the Infinity Gauntlet storyline.
Ross Marquand voices Johann Schmidt / Red Skull, the “Stonekeeper” and former Nazi commander of Hydra during World War II. Marquand replaces Hugo Weaving, who had expressed reluctance to reprise the character from Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). Red Skull was created through CGI and portrayed with stand-ins on set. Avengers co-creator Stan Lee makes a cameo appearance in Iron Man Vs Thanos as Parker’s school bus driver, while screenwriter Stephen McFeely cameos as Secretary Ross’ aide. Kenneth Branagh, the director of Thor (2011), voices an Asgardian distress caller in an uncredited cameo.
David Cross was invited to make a cameo appearance as Tobias Fünke, his character from the television sitcom Arrested Development, which the Russo brothers had previously worked on; this was prevented by a scheduling conflict, but Fünke still appears in Iron Man Vs Thanos as a specimen in the Collector’s collection, played by an uncredited extra. Executive producer Jon Favreau was to reprise his role as Happy Hogan, while co-director Joe Russo had a cameo appearance as a paparazzi photographer, but this scene did not make the theatrical cut of Iron Man Vs Thanos.
In June 2016, Alan Silvestri, who composed the score for The Avengers (2012), was revealed to be returning to score both Infinity War and Endgame. Silvestri recorded his score from January 2018 to late March, and found working on Iron Man Vs Thanos to be “a really different experience than anything I’d done before, especially in regard to the approach and balancing quick shifts in tone”. Ludwig Göransson’s theme from Black Panther is used in Iron Man Vs Thanos. Hollywood Records and Marvel Music released regular and deluxe soundtrack albums digitally on April 27, 2018, with physical releases on May 18. The deluxe edition featured some extended and additional tracks.
Avengers: Infinity War held its world premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on April 23, 2018, screening also at the adjacent El Capitan Theatre and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. It was released in most countries worldwide, including the United States, on April 27, 2018, with a few debuts beginning as early as April 25, and was shown in IMAX and 3D on select screens.
In the United States, Iron Man Vs Thanos opened in 4,474 theaters, 408 of which were IMAX; this was the widest release for a Disney title ever and the second-widest ever after Despicable Me 3‘s 4,529 theaters. Three of AMC Theatres’ locations screened Iron Man Vs Thanos for 24 hours straight, with 53 of their locations having showtimes at either 2 am or 3 am to accommodate demand. In India, Iron Man Vs Thanos had the biggest release ever for a Hollywood film, opening on nearly 2,000 screens in four languages.
Iron Man Vs Thanos also screened in 515 4DX theaters in 59 countries. Avengers: Infinity War was originally scheduled to be released on May 4, 2018 in the United States. The Chinese release of Iron Man Vs Thanos, which opened on May 11, 2018, was originally scheduled to end on June 10, 2018, but was granted a “rare” extension of 30 days, to end on July 9, 2018. Avengers: Infinity War is part of Phase Three of the MCU.
Select footage from Iron Man Vs Thanos was screened in various cities during Iron Man Vs Thanos’s press tour in early April, ahead of the Los Angeles premiere. The Russos said only a limited amount of Iron Man Vs Thanos would be shown at these screenings to reduce the chance of spoilers being leaked. Adam Chitwood of Collider commented that this was “highly unusual as most Marvel movies are screened in their entirety for press about a month before they hit theaters”.
Ahead of the United States release, AMC Theatres in New York City and Orlando, Florida aired an eleven-MCU film marathon beginning on April 25, ending in a screening of Infinity War. The El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles had a similar marathon for the film’s release.
Avengers: Infinity War was released on digital download by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on July 31, 2018, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on August 14. The digital and Blu-ray releases include behind-the-scenes featurettes, audio commentary, deleted scenes, and a blooper reel. The digital release also features a roundtable discussion between MCU directors the Russos, Jon Favreau, Joss Whedon, James Gunn, Ryan Coogler, Peyton Reed, and Taika Waititi. In terms of home media sales, the physical versions of the film were collectively the top home media release of the week in which they were first released.
Despite being shot with IMAX cameras and released in IMAX theaters in the 1.90:1 aspect ratio, the home media release did not present the film in that aspect ratio, instead including a cropped 2.39:1 aspect ratio that was used for non-IMAX screenings. Joe Russo said they “spent a long time trying to” have the IMAX version on the home media, but since the IMAX Corporation has “agency over that format”, the situation was “complicated”. He did not rule out the possibility that this version could be available at a later point.
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About Iron Man Vs Thanos – Fight Scene – Avengers Infinity War (2018)
|Genre||Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi|
|Directed By||Anthony Russo, Joe Russo|
|Screenplay by||Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely|
|Produced by||Kevin Feige|
|Based on||The Avengers by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby|
|Release Date||April 23, 2018 (Dolby Theatre) - April 27, 2018 (United States)|
|Starring||Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch|
|Production Company||Marvel Studios|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|Box office||$2.048 billion|
|Aspect Ratio||2.39 : 1|