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Marvel may be building Phase Two and Three to lead into an Infinity Gauntlet storyline in The Avengers 3

Oct. 21, 2013by:

Between the Easter egg of the Infinity Gauntlet in Odin's trophy room in THOR and the post-credit sequence of Thanos at the end of THE AVENGERS, it seems pretty obvious that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is headed towards a classic storyline, one way or another. In fact, it may be here as soon as THE AVENGERS 3. With Phase Two building up to THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Thanos is not going to be the primary focus for our Earthbound superheroes, but that doesn't mean he isn't a threat behind the scenes.

Kevin Feige, who has been quoted twice today already, was asked if we can expect to see Thanos obtain the Infinity Gauntlet is THE AVENGERS 3:

Well, I dont know that I would spell it out that clearly, necessarily, but certainly fans of the comics could surmise that all of this is leading somewhere. That Joss decision to have Thanos turn around and smile for the audience at the end of THE AVENGERS, our reveal, was always the plan.

So, if that plan may be coming, when will the build-up begin?

And where it goes from there, well see But yes, the MacGuffin of Guardians certainly plays into MacGuffins of the past.

We were already aware that Thanos would be appearing in different capacities in both THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON as well as GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, so this may be the beginning of the largest scale tie-in since the first AVENGERS movie. I don't think we will be getting much of Ultron in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER or THOR: THE DARK WORLD, but GUARDIANS looks to already be paving the way for the mega-crossover event.

Stay tuned for more. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY hits theaters on August 1, 2014 and THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON hits May 1, 2015.

Source: ScreenRant

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12:12PM on 10/22/2013
this kinda falls under the category of "no shit sherlock"
this kinda falls under the category of "no shit sherlock"
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11:17AM on 10/22/2013
I had never heard of GOTG before the movie announcement, and have been unable to find any comics of them (like the series that's bonded unrivaled a "graphic novel" that you can get at book stores. I'm really looking forward to that movie, but in avengers 3,will they team up with the avengers? Can all the avengers survive in space? Has it happened in the comics? Or would it be more like you guys destroy the power source thing up there, we will fight him down here. Can anyone help?
I had never heard of GOTG before the movie announcement, and have been unable to find any comics of them (like the series that's bonded unrivaled a "graphic novel" that you can get at book stores. I'm really looking forward to that movie, but in avengers 3,will they team up with the avengers? Can all the avengers survive in space? Has it happened in the comics? Or would it be more like you guys destroy the power source thing up there, we will fight him down here. Can anyone help?
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12:11PM on 10/22/2013
just buy the Infinity Gauntlet graphic novel. they will sub all the inlicensed characters for GOTG and others, i am assuming. its a good read.
just buy the Infinity Gauntlet graphic novel. they will sub all the inlicensed characters for GOTG and others, i am assuming. its a good read.
2:13PM on 10/22/2013
So the GOTG would come to Earth? Most likely? Ok. I've always been a bigger x-men and DC person (AS COMICS GO - Have to clear that up), but I love, for the most part, what Marvel's done with the Avengers on film, and despite not knowing really anything about GOTG, I'm really looking forward to the film because it looks and sounds awesome and has a great cast and inspired director. I now usually only buy my comics from book stores - the ones that are a series of them, and haven't been able to
So the GOTG would come to Earth? Most likely? Ok. I've always been a bigger x-men and DC person (AS COMICS GO - Have to clear that up), but I love, for the most part, what Marvel's done with the Avengers on film, and despite not knowing really anything about GOTG, I'm really looking forward to the film because it looks and sounds awesome and has a great cast and inspired director. I now usually only buy my comics from book stores - the ones that are a series of them, and haven't been able to find anything GOTG related. I've even kinda searched on the internet and amazon. Do they mainly have solo comics of each character? Or as of them as a team? I would think team, but obviously don't know. I've been trying not to real wiki about it/them, but can anyone recommend some good comic books? Preferably ones that are now a collection of individual issues? Or are they too new to have that/how new are they? Can not wait to see how this film connects with the MCU, and just how it does in the box office
8:34AM on 10/22/2013
Since Whedon is changing the origin story for Ultron, I wonder what he has in mind for Thanos. Hopefully nothing too drastic, but I imagine they already have an idea what they'll do.
Since Whedon is changing the origin story for Ultron, I wonder what he has in mind for Thanos. Hopefully nothing too drastic, but I imagine they already have an idea what they'll do.
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11:46PM on 10/21/2013
I'm curious to see the approach on this. Of course Silver Surfer is a main part of the Inifinity Gauntlet story... but my bigger concern is where Adam Warlock fits into the picture. Is his character tied to the right of the Fantastic Four, or is he a part of Marvel's Cinematic stable?
I'm curious to see the approach on this. Of course Silver Surfer is a main part of the Inifinity Gauntlet story... but my bigger concern is where Adam Warlock fits into the picture. Is his character tied to the right of the Fantastic Four, or is he a part of Marvel's Cinematic stable?
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10:12PM on 10/21/2013
When it comes to Avengers 3, they should have every superhero they have in these films to go against Thanos. Since it would be the last film of the Avenger universe (at least this storyline), they should do everything and anything and go out on a huge grand finale.

But yeah, I'm very excited to see how these Phase 2 films all lead up to the next Avengers film. In a perfect world, we would have Wolverine and Fantastic Four join the Avengers by the time Avengers 3 rolls around.
When it comes to Avengers 3, they should have every superhero they have in these films to go against Thanos. Since it would be the last film of the Avenger universe (at least this storyline), they should do everything and anything and go out on a huge grand finale.

But yeah, I'm very excited to see how these Phase 2 films all lead up to the next Avengers film. In a perfect world, we would have Wolverine and Fantastic Four join the Avengers by the time Avengers 3 rolls around.
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11:41PM on 10/21/2013
Quality, not quantity, steadily wins the race.
Quality, not quantity, steadily wins the race.
9:15PM on 10/21/2013
Has it been confirmed if Loki was using the mind gem in his staff (the "Loki Pokey Stick") in The Avengers?
Has it been confirmed if Loki was using the mind gem in his staff (the "Loki Pokey Stick") in The Avengers?
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8:45PM on 10/21/2013
Colour me excited!! This isnt going to be exactly like the infinity gauntlet story line so I'm curious on how they will approach it.
Colour me excited!! This isnt going to be exactly like the infinity gauntlet story line so I'm curious on how they will approach it.
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7:23PM on 10/21/2013
The only hurdle I see is the infinity gauntlet storyline features silver surfer,galactus,wolverine to name just a few
The only hurdle I see is the infinity gauntlet storyline features silver surfer,galactus,wolverine to name just a few
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5:30PM on 10/21/2013

POSSIBLE SPOILER, but... REMEMBER...

When I told you I saw THOR 2 but wasn't allowed to tell you much about the film before the 24th...?
And when I told you there is 2 credits scenes in the film, one IMPORTANT DURING the end credits and one mostly for fun AFTER the end credits...?
Well... You'll know why I'm writing about it HERE in a few weeks...

Sorry if I can't be more specific, guys...
When I told you I saw THOR 2 but wasn't allowed to tell you much about the film before the 24th...?
And when I told you there is 2 credits scenes in the film, one IMPORTANT DURING the end credits and one mostly for fun AFTER the end credits...?
Well... You'll know why I'm writing about it HERE in a few weeks...

Sorry if I can't be more specific, guys...
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7:51PM on 10/21/2013
Cool man, thanks for the info.
Cool man, thanks for the info.
5:04PM on 10/21/2013
For some reason I thought it was already confirmed that Guardians would directly lead into Thanos and the infinity gauntlet. Awesome though, I love the cosmic side of Marvel.
For some reason I thought it was already confirmed that Guardians would directly lead into Thanos and the infinity gauntlet. Awesome though, I love the cosmic side of Marvel.
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5:03PM on 10/21/2013
It seemed to me that it was heading towards the Gauntlet anyway. If you're going to do an adaptation involving Thanos, then Infinity Gauntlet seems like the most apt choice. Though, I'm not sure how they will plan to do it. It IS a pretty massive event.
It seemed to me that it was heading towards the Gauntlet anyway. If you're going to do an adaptation involving Thanos, then Infinity Gauntlet seems like the most apt choice. Though, I'm not sure how they will plan to do it. It IS a pretty massive event.
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11:43PM on 10/21/2013
Silver Surfer... Galactus...?
Silver Surfer... Galactus...?
5:02PM on 10/21/2013
It sounds like GOTG (the first movie at least) is going to be used as a background narrative to tie Thanos back into the main Marvel storyline, which is The Avengers. I would expect that the inevitable GOTG 2 will feature the addition of Adam Warlock and lead into Avengers 3 with a showdown between the then cast of Avengers, GOTG, Dr. Strange, and perhaps if we're lucky Fantastic Four (still hoping Trank fucks up the movie enough that Fox will let the rights revert back to Marvel).
It sounds like GOTG (the first movie at least) is going to be used as a background narrative to tie Thanos back into the main Marvel storyline, which is The Avengers. I would expect that the inevitable GOTG 2 will feature the addition of Adam Warlock and lead into Avengers 3 with a showdown between the then cast of Avengers, GOTG, Dr. Strange, and perhaps if we're lucky Fantastic Four (still hoping Trank fucks up the movie enough that Fox will let the rights revert back to Marvel).
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4:49PM on 10/21/2013
cool if they do go that way with that storyline
cool if they do go that way with that storyline
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4:15PM on 10/21/2013

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While i'd love to see a story involving the Infinity Gauntlet it would have to be different then the event in the comics, hands down. For anyone not aware, pretty much ever iconic hero at the time was in there to battle Thanos which could not be done on the Big Screen for several reasons. Now that isn't to say that they couldn't figure out a different (or even better) way of doing it but when i saw this alls i could think of was the half assed attempt at Secret Wars back in the 90's Spider Man
While i'd love to see a story involving the Infinity Gauntlet it would have to be different then the event in the comics, hands down. For anyone not aware, pretty much ever iconic hero at the time was in there to battle Thanos which could not be done on the Big Screen for several reasons. Now that isn't to say that they couldn't figure out a different (or even better) way of doing it but when i saw this alls i could think of was the half assed attempt at Secret Wars back in the 90's Spider Man cartoon. Which was horribly disappointing when compared to the source material.
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4:11PM on 10/21/2013
The one thing I always hated about comics was massive multi-title crossovers. Infinity Wars! Secret Gauntlets! Secret Infinity Gauntlet Wars! Now with sparkly foil covers!

Guess what I'm already starting to hate about all of these movies?
The one thing I always hated about comics was massive multi-title crossovers. Infinity Wars! Secret Gauntlets! Secret Infinity Gauntlet Wars! Now with sparkly foil covers!

Guess what I'm already starting to hate about all of these movies?
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4:07PM on 10/21/2013

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Marvel is seriously redefining cinematic scale.
Marvel is seriously redefining cinematic scale.
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3:22PM on 10/23/2013
Please don't think of this as fan hating criticism, it's not.
"Redefining cinematic scale"?
How?????
Then why are the overall majority of Marvel films only averaging on a scale of "decent/good"?
There is way too much of a creative say coming in from all directions on Marvel films right now- Marvel Studios execs, Disney Studios execs, Joss Whedon, Stan Lee, any and all directors of solo Marvel films, even Robert Downey Jr.
I can see how this is very exciting for avid comic book fans,
Please don't think of this as fan hating criticism, it's not.
"Redefining cinematic scale"?
How?????
Then why are the overall majority of Marvel films only averaging on a scale of "decent/good"?
There is way too much of a creative say coming in from all directions on Marvel films right now- Marvel Studios execs, Disney Studios execs, Joss Whedon, Stan Lee, any and all directors of solo Marvel films, even Robert Downey Jr.
I can see how this is very exciting for avid comic book fans, but to those who just love movies this is just another Hollywood gimmick. Could pay off in the end, and lead to something unbelievably epic. However, unlike Star Wars, Batman Begins, The Fellowship of The Ring, I do not see this happening with the Marvel Avenger series, a series which started all the way back in 2008. But this is just my opinion.
4:06PM on 10/21/2013
I'm betting The Avengers 3 will consists of the normal team, the Guardians, The Collector, and Doctor Strange as they try taking down Thanos.
I'm betting The Avengers 3 will consists of the normal team, the Guardians, The Collector, and Doctor Strange as they try taking down Thanos.
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5:23PM on 10/21/2013
That would be a VERY crowded film !
AND, don't forget The Collector is the VILLAIN in GotG...
That would be a VERY crowded film !
AND, don't forget The Collector is the VILLAIN in GotG...
11:48PM on 10/21/2013
...also, don't forget, the main character aside from Thanos; Adam Warlock.
...also, don't forget, the main character aside from Thanos; Adam Warlock.
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