While the huge $2.788 billion business of Avatar is out of the reach, Avengers: Infinity War is expected to breach the $2 billion mark and may beat the Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.068 billion) and Titanic ($2.187 billion).
Natalie Portman set to make an appearance in Avengers 4?
With all these connections to previous storylines, and heroes that have been developed in earlier movies, can a casual movie audience get on board with all the inside jokes and storylines that are reliant on other films, in order to fully enjoy Infinity War?
A producer at Marvel Studios has said we will have to "bid a fond farewell" to some characters after Avengers 4.
"We gave cheers...a few times". And again, knowing what Joe [Russo] and Anthony [Russo] have in store I think is really exciting.
For fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe who have been in on the concept from the ground floor in 2008 with Iron Man, Avengers: Infinity War is a massive cinematic event in history that is not to be missed.
When you combine Thor's recently expanded role, rejuvenated portrayal, fans wanting more, and the fact that Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has said he'd be happy to come back to the MCU specifically for more Thor movies...it looks like we're going to see the God of Thunder do his thing for a whole lot longer. Though I think Hemsworth was perfectly cast as Thor, the First two Thor films are toward the bottom of my list as far as MCU entries, however, Ragnarok is one of my favorite Marvel movies, the direction the character took in that film was revitalizing for the franchise, and seems to have renewed Hemworth's interest in playing the character.
I'm thrilled to see this coming together, as I remarked after my second viewing of Infinity War how remarkable it is that these movies finally made me care about Thor. No small feat, when you consider how little I cared about the character just seven months ago.