New synopses released for 'Avengers: Infinity War,' 'Black Panther'

By Wade Sheridan  |  May 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM
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May 19 (UPI) -- "All of reality" is threatened in the new synopsis for Marvel's upcoming superhero ensemble epic, Avengers: Infinity War.

The synopsis, released in the latest issue of License! Global Magazine, details the arrival of Thanos to earth after the big-bad portrayed by Josh Brolin, has been hinted at across a number of Marvel cinematic films.

"As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos" it reads. "A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment -- the fate of the Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain."

Avengers: Infinity War, which is due in theaters May 4, 2018, will see the Marvel cinematic universe "unite," according to directors Joe and Anthony Russo. The large cast of heroes set to appear in the film will span characters seen in Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy among others.

Also released is the new synopsis for Marvel's Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman in the title role after appearing as the character in Captain America: Civil War.

"After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T'Challa (Boseman) returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader," the synopsis reads. "However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from fractions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war."

Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler, also stars Sterling K. Brown, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke and Florence Kasumba. It is set to arrive in theaters Feb. 16, 2018.

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