Avengers 3 plot, release date: Thanos and Infinity Stones are a plot focus; movie headed for May 2, 2018 release

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Chris Evans is almost ready to hang up his Captain America suit with just one more movie to go in his Marvel contract the much anticipated two-part Avengers 3 movie with the working title Avengers Infinity War.

Infinity War, which will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, will be the culmination of all the build up from the beginning of the franchise and will involve one of Marvel’s greatest villains Thanos, who has earlier appeared in post credits of earlier Avengers movies.

It is also expected that the film will focus on the Infinity Stones that have been unveiled in the Thor, Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy movies. While there are six stones in total, the remaining gems are set to be introduced in the movies leading up to Avengers 3, reported Cinemablend. The movie’s first part is set for release on May 4, 2018. 

According to Evans, leaving the Marvel franchise at the end of his contract of six movies will be bittersweet because he enjoyed filming for the franchise. After his stint, he has his eyes set on directing.

As a matter of fact, his directorial debut Before We Go, just released last September 4.

“I love acting and I’ll always love acting. It’s my first love. But I really enjoy [directing]. I’m kind of excited to take the knowledge I acquired during this process and apply it to the next one,” he said.

Before the Avengers 3 movie however, Anthony Mackie, who plays The Falcon in the Marvel franchise, dished that the upcoming Captain America Civil War movie will be different from other movies in the franchise since it will be like a “family dispute” as opposed to previous conflicts involving clear cut villains.

Mackie said that dealing with families is always more difficult because it involves people that one cares about and its always a struggle to work things out.

“The reason people can relate to these characters so much is because they can relate to what they’re going through; everybody’s fought with one of their siblings or one of their friends, wanted to make up with them, but couldn’t figure out the best way to do it and that’s kind of how Civil War works,” Mackie said to Comic Book Movie.