In 2008, Tony Stark launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he built a robot suit, beat up a bunch of terrorists, and boldly declared, "I am Iron Man." Since then, moviegoers have been introduced to a whole host of superheroes, including Thor, the Scarlet Witch, and Drax the Destroyer. We've also seen an entire collection of mysterious stones that keep popping up across the universe. And now, 18 movies later, all our heroes are going to converge in one epic battle against the biggest bad guy in the galaxy, a space titan with the world's deadliest fashion accessory.
Directed by the Russo brothers (who helmed the last two Captain America movies), Avengers: Infinity War will follow Earth's mightiest heroes as they go toe-to-toe with Thanos (Josh Brolin), an oversized purple madman who's trying to gather all the Infinity Stones and rule the universe. But while he's got backup from the Black Order and a multi-legged alien army, Thanos will have a tough time laying waste to the world, as he'll have to face every hero we've met so far, including Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and the Guardians of the Galaxy.
On top of all that, Black Widow is a blonde, and Captain America has a beard. There's an army of Wakandans, and Peter Parker is rocking a new Spidey suit. Avengers: Infinity War is the ultimate cinematic crossover, and judging from the number of people who watched the trailer during the 24 hours after it dropped, there's no way this star-studded film will bomb at the box office. The only real question is how many of our beloved Avengers will survive until 2019…and which ones will go out on their shield.