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Release Date: May 4, 2018

The story: The Infinity War’s been a long time coming, starting with the introduction of the first Infinity Stone (the Tesseract in Captain America: The First Avenger). But that conflict might not span two installments anymore—the Russo brothers, who are directing again, have said that the third and fourth Avengers films will be very different from each other. But what we’ve gleaned so far about the plot is that Thanos, who was seen slipping on the Infinity gauntlet in a post-Age Of Ultron credits scene, is probably going to get off his duff to get the rest of the Stones. The directors have also suggested that everyone will still be dealing with the fallout of Civil War.

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Who appears (confirmed, but still well short of the rumored 68 characters):
Tony Stark/Iron Man
Steve Rogers/Captain America
Thor
Nick Fury
Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier
Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Vision
T’Challa/Black Panther
Stephen Strange/Dr. Strange
Peter Quill/Star-Lord
Gamora
Rocket Raccoon
Groot
Drax The Destroyer
Thanos

Noteworthy events: Unknown. But there’s bound to be plenty, what with everyone from the Guardians Of The Galaxy to Captain Marvel likely to appear.