9 Ways Avengers: Infinity War Will Be Different From The Comics

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Avengers: Infinity War is a two-part epic movie event that will hit cinemas around the world in 2018 and 2019 respectively. The movies will be the third and fourth in the Avengers saga, which is a huge part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, and they look set to take the comic book movie genre to new heights. They share a name with a comic book storyline – 1992’s six-issue Infinity War arc – and will undoubtedly take some elements from it, but the fact is it’s going to be a very different story on the whole. In a nutshell, the comic book version of the story saw the evil side of Adam Warlock – the Magus – separating from Warlock’s body and assembling the Infinity Gauntlet. The Infinity Gems, however, had been rendered impossible to use in unison by the cosmic entity known as the Living Tribunal. Magus goes on to use five Cosmic Cubes to create evil doppelgängers of Earth’s mightiest heroes as part of his plan to inflict chaos upon the entire universe. But that’s not how the movies of the same name will go down. Avengers: Infinity War will be a mixture of the Infinity War arc, the Infinity Gauntlet arc and some original Marvel Cinematic Universe content – and this article will look at some of the things that will make it differ from the story of the same name…

9. There’ll Be Two Infinity Gauntlets

When Thanos appeared in the mid-credits scene of Avengers: Age of Ultron, he took an Infinity Gauntlet from a vault and declared that he would collect the Infinity Stones himself. Note the use of the word “an”, not “the” Infinity Gauntlet, as it was clearly a different one to the one seen in Odin’s trophy room – it was a left-handed gauntlet, as opposed to the right-handed version in Asgard. This made viewers curious – are there two Infinity Gauntlets in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Well, according to Marvel Studios’ head honcho Kevin Feige, there are indeed two of them. This, of course, will make Avengers: Infinity War different to the Infinity War comic book arc. There is only one Infinity Gauntlet in the 616 universe and the only time there has ever been more than one on-panel is when the different versions from alternate universes came together – and, given that Infinity Gems only work in their own universe in the comic, there’s really no use in having more than one at a time. Will there be a battle that sees two different Marvel Cinematic Universe characters each wielding three Infinity Stones in their respective gauntlet? We’ll have to wait and see.

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