A list of trivia related to Avengers: Infinity War.
References to Marvel Comics
- Characters from the comics adapted for the movie are Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian, Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight, and Eitri.
- The movie also makes the debut of three Marvel Comics locations. These are the planets Vormir, Nidavellir, and Titan.
- The movie's name is a reference to the The Infinity War story-arc. The movie also took inspiration from other Thanos' based storyline, like Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos Quest, and Infinity.
- The invasion of Wakanda by Thanos' forces, the Outriders, mirrors the invasion of Wakanda in the Infinity event.
- The movie also references comics characters such as Morgan Stark, A'Lars, and Captain Marvel.
- Ebony Maw uses a line from Mephisto in the The Infinity Gauntlet storyline and his role as someone who advises Thanos in his choices while being devoted to him mirrors that of Mephisto's.
- Thanos tortures Mantis and Drax in a similar fashion to the way he does to Starfox and Nebula in the Infinity Gauntlet.
- Spider-Man shoots a web to Thanos' face, just as Peter did in the Infinity Gauntlet.
- Despite not being from a Marvel Comic, Thanos uses bubbles, as he does in Capcom’s Marvel fighting game series prior Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.
References to Marvel Cinematic Universe
- This is the fourth appearance of the Infinity Gauntlet, the third being Thor: Ragnarok, the second being Avengers: Age of Ultron. and the first being Thor, though the one in Thor and Thor: Ragnarok is a replica and not the real gauntlet.
- This is Thanos' fourth appearance overall, the third being Avengers: Age of Ultron, the second being Guardians of the Galaxy and the first being The Avengers.
- This is also the first movie where Josh Brolin is credited as Thanos as his last two appearances as the character were uncredited.
- Despite not appearing on the film, Ant-Man and Hawkeye are mentioned as being under house arrest due to the events of Captain America: Civil War.
- While talking with his fianceé, Pepper Potts, Tony Stark mentions that he put himself in a surgery to get out his Arc Reactor, as seen in Iron Man 3.
- Thor references various events in his filmography. These include: the Battle of New York, the Death of Frigga, the Death of Odin, Hela's Assault on Asgard, among others.
- Members of the Guardians of the Galaxy also allude to events on their film series, such as the ending dance-off from their first outing, and their battle with Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
- Iron Man also references the events of Spider-Man: Homecoming when nagging Spider-Man.
- Loki quotes Tony Stark's ""We have a Hulk." line from The Avengers to Thanos.
- The post-credits caption promises "Thanos will return".
- This is the first film to feature both War Machine and Pepper Potts since Iron Man 3.
References to the Russo Brothers
- A short, blue-skinned alien is spotted in the Collector's Museum on Knowhere. This is a visual reference to Tobias Funke, portrayed by David Cross, from the TV series Arrested Development, which was produced by the Russo Brothers.
Pop Culture References
- Star-Lord calls Thanos Grimace, referencing the purple character from McDonald's.
- Iron Man calls Ebony Maw Squidward, a SpongeBob SquarePants character.
- He also nicknames Star-Lord as Flash Gordon, a space opera hero seen in comic strips and film series.
- He also nicknames Drax as Mr. Clean.
- It is revealed that ice cream brand Ben and Jerry's made flavors named after both Iron Man (Stark Raving Hazelnuts) and Hulk (Hunka-Hulka Burning Fudge). The Hulk is even seen eating his flavor in Avengers: Endgame.
- When questioned whether they would sell such flavors, Ben & Jerry had to deny it.
- Spider-Man bases his plan on the death of the Xenomorph Queen from Aliens. He also refers to the aliens bursting from the chest from the Alien franchise.
- Tony Stark asked Doctor Strange what his other job is besides making balloon animals, referencing a skit from Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he does balloon animals for a birthday party.
- This is the first film in which Spider-Man is shown punching someone, as he was seen throwing a punch at Thanos during the Battle of Titan.
- Avengers: Infinity War is the only Avengers film to not feature all of the original Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Hawkeye does not appear.
Behind the Scenes
- According to the movie's writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, when putting together the casts for both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, they made baseball cards of all of the characters that were alive within the movies and put them on two walls. One wall was for Avengers: Infinity War and the other was for the sequel. They also stated that everyone from the main heroes down to minor characters, such as Ian Boothby, were considered for appearing in the movie.
- Avengers: Infinity War was originally titled Avengers: Infinity War - Part I, with Avengers: Endgame being titled Avengers: Infinity War - Part II. However, due to to the movies being different from each other, Marvel decided to rename the movies.
- The teaser poster for the film was revealed by Tom Holland during a live Instagram post as a spoof on his (along with fellow cast member, Mark Ruffalo) previous instances of accidentally revealing key details of Marvel projects.
- The director of the first Thor film, Kenneth Branagh, provides the voice to the distress call of the Asgardian ship in the opening credits.
- This film sees the return of the character Red Skull. Following the character's supposed death in Captain America: The First Avenger, many fans speculated he actually didn't die and was instead transported somewhere and long speculated about his possible return. Interviews with Kevin Feige and Hugo Weaving teased this, but there was never anything concrete. Finally, the character returns in this film, with his appearance being kept a top secret until the film's release.
- Characters including Howard the Duck, Sharon Carter, Bor, and Happy Hogan were included in early versions of the movie, but they were ultimately removed.
- The Wakandan's war chant scene was improvised by the actors, the Russo brothers did not think of the scene because they haven't seen Black Panther by the time they were writing the script, but they really liked it and decided to keep it in the final version. The chant, "Yibambe", is Xhosa for "Resist".
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