Marvel has surely outdone itself with Infinity War. Those who believed that Marvel could not make a film within the MCU with darker tones have surely been proven wrong. Infinity War is the end of all previous Marvel movies.
Avengers: Infinity War has been the most anticipated film of the year, and it has been a decade in the making, and MCU launched the events leading up to this moment in 2008 with Iron Man, and since then 18 Marvel movies had come out, all leading to the greatest comic-book event called ‘Infinity War’.
In spite of the cast of superheroes, the protagonist was ‘Thanos’ who wants to bring balance to the universe and wipe out half the universe, He is on a quest to get the six Infinity stones – Power, Space, Mind, Time, Reality and Soul embedded in it.
Thanos then brings along with him a lot of destruction. He had invaded Xandar for retrieving the Power Stone, destroyed Thor’s ship and then killed Loki. He annihilated the Collector’s facility to get the Reality stone, sacrificed Gamora for the Soul stone and forced Strange to give up Time stone.
The rampage of Thanos brings him head to head with Wakanda. The African nation suffers from Thanos’s actions.
Spoilers for Infinity War ahead
Thanos completes the Infinity Gauntlet, and in spite of the heroes’ best efforts to get the glove, he had succeeded and snapped his fingers.
Many heroes were on the casualty list. The Winter Soldier, Vision, Falcon, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, Loki, Gamora, Spiderman, Drax, Peter Quill, Mantis, Black Panther and Groot were the heroes who seem to have died.
While all the hero’s deaths are mourned, there are two deaths which will forever be etched forever-T’Challa and Spider-man.
The Black Panther, the King of Wakanda is now dead, and he tried to rally his army against Thanos, and he almost won the battle, but Thanos had become a God. Thanos ended the fight in just a few minutes.
Thanos then retreated and the remaining heroes were left to just lick their wounds. The Avengers are now dwindling in numbers and so is the rest of the world, including Wakanda.
Shuri may become the ruler of Wakanda after T’Challa’s demise. She will be the new Black Panther and when T’Challa was not there to lead his people, Shuri had assumed the mantle of the Black Panther in the comics.
The Jabari Tribe which is led by M’Baku follows only T’Challa, who earned Jabari Land’s respect. M’Baku declared his hate for Shuri and even considers her a child to be given importance. When Shuri is coroneted as the Queen, M’Baku and the Jabari will oppose her. Situations may escalate into a Civil War.
When the Avengers had decided to reunite, they then committed treason. Team Cap are international fugitives in the eyes of the World Council. Team Stark has joined hands with Team Cap, and the former is illegal accessories to international criminals in the Court of Law. Well, there is no way that the Avengers will head back to America and they may take shelter in Wakanda.
Wakanda may end the non-isolationist policies and even shut down the gates to the Outside world until they can recuperate. The outreach Centers might not be a viable option considering Wakanda would be branded as a terrorist nation.
The cast is simply amazing to say the least as it has some of the biggest stars working together including Josh Brolin (Thanos), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Sebastian Stan (Winter soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Reiner (Hawkeye), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Tom Holland (Spiderman), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch), Karen Gillian (Nebula), PomKlementieff (Mantis), Dave Bautista (Drax), Paul Bettany (Vision), Samuel Jackson (Nick Fury) and CobieSmulders (Mariah Hill).