Avengers: Infinity War is finally out in movie theaters, and since the film happens to be Marvel’s biggest superhero team-up in the history of EVER, this week’s video edition of Who Won the Week puts the spotlight on the Russo Brothers’ blockbuster.
However, this isn’t a question of whether Infinity War has won the week of April 23-27 for us — because let’s face it, it did — but rather what aspect of the film has done so. With that goal in mind, SYFY WIRE’s contributing editor Karama Horne and editor-in-chief Adam Swiderski have assembled for a spoiler-free (to the best of their ability) discussion about Infinity War.
For those who are wondering, while the post-credit scene to Black Panther does tie-in into Infinity War, we actually pick up at the end of Thor: Ragnarok. Adam teased that though Infinity War doesn’t wrap everything up, there are a lot of threads from the previous MCU films and plenty of payoff for fans who have been following the movies since 2008’s Iron Man. The movie also features “universe-shaking events” that are setting things up for the sequel, aka Avengers 4.
With over 40 characters appearing in the movie, not everyone gets an equal share of the spotlight. Some characters come to the forefront, while others have more supporting roles — and it might not be who you think from all the marketing we’ve seen so far. Our fearless editor-in-chief also mentioned that of all the crossovers in the third Avengers film, his favorite was that of Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy, and that Thanos is much more present than your typical MCU villain, playing a really big part in the story.
But what it really comes down to is whether it is Thanos or Bucky’s Wakanda hairstylist who won the week for us… and the answer may surprise you. So have a look, then let us know in the comments below just who or what from Avengers: Infinity War has won the week for you.
Additional material by Nathalie Caron.