New details on the Avengers: Infinity War Battle of Wakanda

New info about Avengers: Infinity War is really overflowing at this point, and it’s all too much to soak in. Then again, we’re all starved for anything about this sprawling epic so the influx of insight is all more than welcome. Entertainment Weekly is doing a piece on the movie in their March 16 issue slated to hit news stands today and to build up some excitement, they’ve revealed a few details about the Battle of Wakanda and how some character interactions in there play out. Of course “few” is a very subjective term and some may find a lot of this info to be too spoilery for their taste. So for those of you who prefer to experience this on the big screen directly, here’s your last warning. Turn back.

Still here, good. Let’s begin. Apparently, what draws everyone to Wakanda is the android creation Vision. Every since Vision was born with the Mind Stone on his forehead, his future has been uncertain. Thanos, The Mad Titan, is after the Infinity Stones with the Mind Stone being one of them. The question then on the minds of fans has been, will Thanos get the Yellow Gem and will Vision survive without it? As Thanos approaches with the other stones, Vision’s health declines and Cap brings him to Wakanda for shelter and treatment, much like Everett Ross was brought in during Black Panther. Anthony Russo explains.

Vision is a living MacGuffin. Obviously, that raises the stakes because Vision’s life is in danger, and his life is in conflict with Thanos’ goals, so something’s got to give. Cap makes the decision to bring [Vision] here to Wakanda. Earth is making its last stand to keep the stone from Thanos. It’s the best place to make your last stand.

But Thanos and his army, referred to as the Outriders, do end up at Wakanda eventually. And as speculated, so do the other Avengers. That includes not just Captain America, Bucky, Falcon and the Wakandans who’re already there but also Banner, Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy. While not explicitly mentioned, it isn’t hard to deduce Stark will be there as well. This is an opportunity for interesting character pairings and some sally exchanges. Thus, Rocket pesters Bucky for his weapons while Thor and Cap compliment each other on their hairstyles. Ironically, they’ve swapped looks and both have new weapons – Cap has a pair of Vibranium Gauntlets courtesy T’Challa’s sister Shuri while Thor has forged his new weapon, an axe called Stormbreaker.

How much for the gun?” the furry dealmaker asks, admiring the firepower clutched by Bucky’s mechanical limb.

It’s not for sale.

Okay, how much for the arm? The arm?” Rocket persists. (He has a weird thing about prosthetics.)

L to R: Okoye (Danai Gurira), Black Panther/T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson) and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan)
Photo: Chuck Zlotnick
©Marvel Studios 2018

Rain stopped the scene’s shooting mid-way on Entertainment Weekly’s first day at set although filming resumed on the second day without a hitch. And that marks the end of spoilers for this post.

What impression do you get about the Battle of Wakanda from these tidbits? Are you hyped enough to see this epic finale play out (I know I sure am). Sound off in the comments below and stay glued to Appocalypse for lots more Infinity War coverage coming your way. Consider reading our Road to Infinity War series in the meanwhile to bide your time.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters worldwide April 27, 2018.