Marvel Studios have released the official synopses for Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok.
Coming from the May issue of License Global, the description for Infinity War confirms what we have known for some time; Thanos is coming.
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Black Panther will actually be the last Marvel release before Infinity War hits cinemas, and following the character’s well-received debut in Captain America: Civil War, we now know more details of what we are likely to see;
After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader.
However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with CIA agent Everett K Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
Before both of those movies, Thor returns for his third solo outing in Ragnarok, and anticipation is already at a high following the record-breaking release of the film’s first trailer. The footage gave us a few clues of what awaits the God of Thunder, however now we have the official word;
Thor’s world is about to explode in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. His devious brother, Loki, has taken over Asgard, the powerful Hela has emerged to steal the throne for herself and Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe.
To escape captivity and save his home from imminent destruction, Thor must first win a deadly alien contest by defeating his former ally and fellow Avenger… The Incredible Hulk!
Of the three, Thor: Ragnarok is up first on October 27 in the UK and November 3 in the US, with Black Panther coming on 9 February 2018 in the UK and 16 February 2018 in the US, and finally Infinity War on 27 April 2018 in the UK and 4 May 2018 in the US.