When a movie like Avengers: Infinity War features such a huge line-up of big name actors and beloved superheroes, it can be hard for the lesser-known characters to make an impact on screen. But c'mon, who doesn't like billions?
We just had to sit there and watch Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Groot (Vin Diesel), Spider-Man, Peter Quill, Dr Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Drax, Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and Maximoff/Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) fade away like dust. "But given the popularity of the characters and given the popularity of the franchise, I don't think people should conclude that there will never be another Avengers movie".
Since the MCU debuted in 2008 with "Iron Man", each "phase" has culminated in a different "Avengers" movie: "The Avengers" in 2012, "Age of Ultron" in 2015, and the two-part finale beginning this year with "Infinity War" and ending next year with its sequel.
According to estimates by Disney, the Marvel Studios superhero film also set a new global opening record with $630 million (£457 million), even though it's yet to open in China, the world's second-largest film market.
The Disney-Marvel film, which released on April 27, will take in around $122 million this weekend from 4,474 North American locations, which, combined with its global total, will push it past the $1 billion mark, reports variety.com. "There's certainly a lot more stories to tell, a lot more characters to populate those stories with", Iger said.
Anthony Martial sends message to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
I never, when I finish a game and a player is injured, immediately go for good or bad news. Martial was wanted by Wenger before he joined Manchester United in 2015.
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige previously teased a sense of "finality" in Infinity War, though we doubt that finality lasts very long.
It should be interesting to see how they follow up on this thread in Avengers 4.
The Star Wars sequel trilogy is expected to end next year with Star Wars Episode IX, but that doesn't mean that Lucasfilm is ready to stop the franchise just yet.
Avengers: Infinity War is now screening in cinemas.
Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast (via ComicBook.com), Russo revealed why the green guy doesn't pop up through most of Avengers: Infinity War - even as Bruce Banner pleads for him to come out.
The Hulk might actually just be exhausted of smashing - not necessarily scared - in Avengers: Infinity War, according to co-director Joe Russo.