SPOILERS: 5 Burning Questions After Watching ‘Infinity War’
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First, the Russo Brothers, and by extent Marvel, KNOW how to make a movie. That we all knew, right? Second, it seems like everyone I talk to that has seen it say the same thing.
"I can't handle. What now?"
After 10 years of waiting, "Avengers: Infinity War" has arrived and boy did it not disappoint. While it was absolutely fantastic it left me with a HUGE headache after it ended, but a GOOD headache.
When the dust settled and I digested the two and half hour movie, I sat in the car like the nerd I am and asked so many questions about what I just watched.
While I won't give you all of them, because we would be here all day, I will give the 5 that just absolutely stand out for me. You might have some that are different, which is cool. That is the beauty of it all.
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No pun intended but I find it so hard to believe that Spider-Man, Groot, The Winter Soldier, Dr. Strange, Black Panther, and so on, have died. I mean from a real world perspective "Black Panther," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" were all monster mega hits in the box office. So logic says those characters mentioned above will be coming back in the sequel.
Or Marvel can play us all and keep them really dead. But they would be losing out on a TON of cash, you know what I mean?
Jeremy Renner fans were shafted this movie when fan-favorite Hawkeye was M.I.A., along with former thief Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd. During the film it is brought up that they on on 'house arrest' after the event of "Civil War," and did this to protect their families. But I believe something is at work here and that is just a cover. I have a strong feeling that these two will be front and center in the follow-up.
Dr. Strange may be the most important character now in the MCU. While Peter Quill and Tony Stark were arguing over plans Strange used his Time Stone to look into the future and find a reality where they defeat Thanos. He came to find that out of 14 million realities only one exist where they beat him. He didn't say how exactly to beat him, which was kind of dumb, especially when he was one of the ones to turn to dust at the end.
But maybe that was the plan all along. That maybe that had to happen in the one reality in which they win.
Dr. Strange should have told Tony what to do. That was such a movie thing to do in not telling him.
ALWAYS STAY UNTIL THE END!
To be honest, I didn't even realize that Nick Fury wasn't even in the movie until the post-credits scene.
Before he succumbs to life-ending dusting, he sends a signal out to something for help, on what looks to be a very modern-looking beeper. S.H.I.E.L.D. has got some amazing tech.
But who could he have been asking for help? I did not recognize the symbol on the beeper at the end so maybe it was one of the M.I.A. we talked about earlier, Ant-Man or Hawkeye. Or even both? I can't imagine any other hero in the MCU.
But maybe you do.
Seriously, how the heck do you pick up right after THAT cliffanger?! We have no official title on the next "Avengers" but we do know it's coming out in 2019, so we don't have to wait that long.
Iron Man and co. are going to have to regroup and find a way to 'avenge' the ones they lost to Thanos. See what I did there?
Is it 2019 yet?