Comic Book vs Film: How Avengers: Infinity War Is Already Different

Don't expect a pure adaptation...

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While there haven't been nearly enough trailers for Avengers: Infinity War, it's now so close to the release date of the third Avengers movie that you can almost taste the magic in the air. And thanks to Marvel turning up the marketing campaign in the past few weeks to reveal a lot more about the film, we can start to put together a fairly specific picture of the movie even as they avoid too many spoilers.

From the look of it, we're going to get an event movie that justifies its position at the top of nearly three Phases and ten years of Marvel story-telling. We're being promised higher stakes, a bigger, badder villain and more action (and characters) than we've seen anywhere in the MCU so far. Hell, than we've seen anywhere on film before.

And even without too many specific spoilers out there, the fact that we know that Infinity War is based on existing comic books should help flesh out the story. Or it would, if the movie was going to be like the comics. But as Kevin Feige has said already, it might be best not to expect a pure adaptation...

"In the immediate future, being the movies, we've announced... I think those with knowledge of the comics may expect things that will not be happening in the movies."

And looking at the comics and the information we already have about Infinity War, it's pretty clear already how many big changes there are going to be. These are the major ones...

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