It only makes sense for the culmination of a decades-long journey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to find Avengers: Infinity War enticing the audience with sheer scale.
The trailers released by Marvel Studios so far have brought attention to a massive battle between good and evil on the plains of Wakanda. This should not be considered as a spoiler since it was naturally assumed from the beginning, but the same scene will take place at the end of the movie. What is really exciting is that the sequence will account for a significant portion of the total run-time.
In an appearance on Good Morning America this week, actor Anthony Mackie (Falcon) revealed that the final fight in Avengers: Infinity War spans across 25 pages in the finalized script.
“I got 25 pages,” said Mackie. “Which was the final fight sequence and I sent a long email like, ‘This movie’s gonna be awful. How does this work? There’s no story. Like, this gonna be the longest fight sequence ever.’ And they were like, ‘No, there’s 250 other pages.’”
It is known (via CBR) that a single page from a script normally runs about a minute on the screen. In that light, 25 pages from a script should mean that the final fight between “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” and Thanos will run for around 25 minutes at the very least. The storytelling perspective is likely going to switch from one group to another, keeping the audience informed of what is happening on all fronts.
Avengers: Infinity War will open in theaters on April 27, 2018. The untitled sequel, presently dubbed Avengers 4, is slated to premiere on May 3, 2019.
For those interested in keeping up with the timelines, the upcoming first part will take place at the same time as the events in Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Black Panther (2018).