“Dread it, run from it, destiny arrives all the same.” - Thanos
Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the sequel to The Avengers (2012) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the film features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldaña, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.
The Infinity War was the galaxy-wide spanning conflict for the Infinity Stones. The conflict began when Thanos initiated his plan to gather all of the Infinity Stones to complete his quest for the eradication of half of all life in the universe. Taking advantage of the Destruction of Asgard and Avengers Civil War, Thanos began a bloody campaign to retrieve the Infinity Stones and gather them into his Infinity Gauntlet.
Facing this universal menace, the Avengers, the Masters of the Mystic Arts, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and the armed forces of Wakanda challenged Thanos' mad crusade to prevent him from completing the Infinity Gauntlet. Despite their efforts and having managed to kill off all of Thanos' children and much of the forces he unleashed upon them, Thanos ultimately emerged victorious as he successfully collected all six Infinity Stones and, despite the best efforts of Thor, completed his quest to wipe out half of the universe. Although the Avengers finally killed Thanos weeks later on Planet 0259-S, Thanos' act of destroying the Infinity Stones effectively allowed him to make sure the damage remains done, preserving his victory until the Blip in 2023.