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According to Production Weekly, the working title for Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is Mary Lou.
The first Avengers film had Group Hug as its working title and Avengers: Age of Ultron was titled After Party. Following past Avengers movies’ working titles, this one seems to not be as easily decipherable. After a Google search, Mary Lou seems to be referencing Bruce Springsteen’s 1998 song of the same name. A very tragic song for movies that are usually very bright. (Unless it’s a reference to Ricky Nelson’s love ballad Hello, Mary Lou.)
There’s still very little information about Anthony and Joe Russo’s Avengers follow-up movie. We don’t even have an official plot synopsis yet. The film, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen ScFeely, promises to bring together most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s characters to face-off the overarching villain that has been lurking in the after credit scenes since The Avengers.
Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), and more are expected to reprise their heroics in order to save Earth from the misuse of the Infinity Gauntlet in the hands of Thanos. In the past, the Russo Brothers jokingly said the character headcount for this movie was 67.
After directing Captain America: The Winter Soldier (which earned Disney/Marvel Studios $714 million) and Captain America: Civil War (with a worldwide gross of $1.15 billion), the Russo Brothers are well underway to taking on their biggest challenge yet. They will follow Joss Whedon’s Avengers titles that have become the flagship films for the MCU. The Avengers earned $1.52 billion worldwide and Avengers: Age of Ultron earned $1.4 billion. This movie is an ambitious feat, but the fans are sure to be in for an enjoyable time.
Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled to be released in the US on May 4, 2018.
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