With Marvel beginning to roll into its next phase of films, the questions have begun to surface about the real threat of Thanos in the MCU.  What we do know, is that everything has been building to the two part showdown with Thanos in 2018 and 2019, we know that it’s going to take more than just “The Avengers” to stop him.  But how much more?


Directors Joe & Anthony Russo spoke to Comicbookmovie.com about the upcoming films. Here’s what they had to say:

“That is another one that we would have to reserve as a surprise, but we will say this: People will not be disappointed in the amount of characters in the movie. The concept of Infinity War is that the Marvel universe unites to battle the greatest threat to the world and universe that you’ve ever seen, and we’re going to honor that concept.”


It would appear that Infinity Wars I & II plan to deliver a collective of heroes from the Marvel Universe.  When asked how they would keep these films grounded like their predecessors they responded by saying:

“Anything that you could think of that has to do with fantasy or sci-fi or superheroes was in our universe. We’re just going to approach the cosmic side with the same fervor that we did the earthbound work we’ve been doing. We also are going to work really hard to bring a psychological realism. We obviously can’t bring a naturalism to it because it doesn’t really exist outside of science fiction, but we can bring that psychological realism to it, to the characters, and that’s going to be our focus.”


It will be exciting to see how the upcoming films in the MCU move us towards the ultimate showdown against one of the most dangerous villains in the universe.  Based on what the Russo brothers have said, it would be safe to assume there will be more yet to be seen heroes who will be involved with these films.


Captain America: Civil War (May 6, 2016), Doctor Strange (November 4, 2016), Guardians of The Galaxy: Vol 2 (May 5, 2017), Avengers Infinity War I (May 4, 2018) Avengers Infinity War II (May 3, 2019)