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Avengers: Infinity War's Shocking Climax Was Almost Held Until Avengers 4 Avengers: Infinity War's Shocking Climax Was Almost Held Until Avengers 4

Avengers: Infinity War ends with one of the grandest, bleakest setpieces in Marvel movie history—directly inspired by a moment right out of the comics. But that wasn’t always the case, according to the movie’s screenwriters. In fact, fans could’ve been kept waiting until Avengers 4 to see Thanos’ grand plan unfold.

Agents of SHIELD Didn't Do the Thing, and That's Probably for the Best Agents of SHIELD Didn't Do the Thing, and That's Probably for the Best

There’s been a lot of buzz around Agents of SHIELD’s last few episodes—not just because fans were waiting to hear if the show was going to be picked up for a sixth season, but because the show set itself on a collision course with the earth-shattering climax of Avengers: Infinity War. But SHIELD’s season finale went…

Yes, Thanos Is Hot Yes, Thanos Is Hot

For some reason, there seems to be a bit of confusion as to whether Thanos, the true star of Avengers: Infinity War, is hot or not. Let’s clear that up once and for all, shall we? He’s hot as shit.

The Russo Brothers Reveal the Post-Infinity War Fates of a Few More MCU Characters The Russo Brothers Reveal the Post-Infinity War Fates of a Few More MCU Characters

With Avengers: Infinity War so transformative for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it offers plenty of room for speculation about all the characters we didn’t see on screen. Ooh, what happened to her, I wonder? Now, the Russo Brothers have offered a few answers.

The Avengers Take on Thanos Again, with Much Better Results, in the First Lego Black Panther Short

Things may not gone off swimmingly when the Avengers took on Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, but that’s what we have Legos for. This first look at Disney XD’s Lego Marvel Super Heroes shorts again pits Black Panther and his friends against the giant purple menace... and this time, they’re playing to win.

Oh My God, Agents of SHIELD Is Gonna Do the Thing Oh My God, Agents of SHIELD Is Gonna Do the Thing

The continuity relationship between Marvel’s television and film output in recent years can be described as tenuous at best. And that’s been mostly fine—the Marvel movies of recent years have been relatively insular, with little need for their events to impact the likes of SHIELD or the Netflix shows. Avengers:…

Did Thanos Kill You? Did Thanos Kill You?

There’s a very simple new website making the rounds that all the kids are talking about. It’s called “Did Thanos Kill Me?”

With Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Finally Gave Us a Post-Credit Scene That Really Matters With Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Finally Gave Us a Post-Credit Scene That Really Matters

Marvel Studios has revolutionized the way we watch movies in a particularly weird way—a decade ago, most people left the theater the moment the credits began rolling. Now, swathes of moviegoers diligently sit through all the credits, hoping to see a little something extra. Marvel’s latest film Avengers: Infinity War…

Thanos' Motivations in Avengers: Infinity War Have Much Stronger Comic Connections Than You Think Thanos' Motivations in Avengers: Infinity War Have Much Stronger Comic Connections Than You Think

Thanos’ quest for the Infinity Stones comes to a head in Avengers: Infinity War, but the movie also finally gives us the reason why the Mad Titan has spent six years’ worth of post-credits teasers gathering such vast cosmic power. And, perhaps surprisingly, those motivations have deep roots in the comics.

For Your Convenience, an Avengers: Infinity War Spoiler Discussion Zone For Your Convenience, an Avengers: Infinity War Spoiler Discussion Zone

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is finally here but it’s going to be a while before a lot of fans get to see it. For those of you lucky enough to have already ingested the superhero spectacle, here’s a place to talk about it freely.

Avengers Sex Toys, Assemble! Avengers Sex Toys, Assemble!

Late last year Australian sex toy maker Geeky Sex Toys gave us serious pause. At the time it was producing sex toys based off Star Wars, including a seriously optimistic rendition of Yoda’s verdant dong, and there was no clear reason why the company wasn’t saddled with so many cease and desists from Disney as to leave…

Thanos Is Getting a Book [CORRECTED] Thanos Is Getting a Book [CORRECTED]

Ed’s note: An earlier version of this article stated that the upcoming book Thanos: Titan Consumed, by Barry Lyga, was part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon, as per the publisher Little, Brown and Company. The publisher later contacted us and stated they had been misinformed, and thus, so had we. The book has no…

Chris Pratt Flips Out (Literally) in This Goofy Avengers: Infinity War Reel

With each trailer or TV spot released for Avengers: Infinity War there’s always one or two standout moments. Cap holding off Thanos’s Infinity Gauntlet, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange bantering, Star-Lord telling Tony Stark his plan sucks, etc. Now there’s a new behind-the-scenes video—and yes, once again, there are…

Forget the Gauntlet, Thanos Looks Far More Intimidating in This $100 Avengers: Infinity War Hat Forget the Gauntlet, Thanos Looks Far More Intimidating in This $100 Avengers: Infinity War Hat

It might come with cosmic powers, but the Infinity Gauntlet still makes Thanos look like he’s wearing an oversized, bedazzled oven mitt. I’m not sure if New Era hats are available everywhere in the galaxy, but Thanos could really step up his intimidation game with this 59Fifty Infinity Gauntlet fitted cap.

Your Playlist Will Rule the Universe With This $4,000, 53-Pound, Infinity Gauntlet Bluetooth Speaker Your Playlist Will Rule the Universe With This $4,000, 53-Pound, Infinity Gauntlet Bluetooth Speaker

Ahead of Avengers: Infinity War’s official release in just a few weeks, China’s Brando has revealed the penultimate collectible for fans of Thanos’ rise to power. Why buy a simple life-size replica of his infamous Infinity Gauntlet when you could buy this superior life-size replica made from actual copper, with…

Dress Up Your Own Jeff Goldblum, and More of the Goldblummiest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, the regular io9 column where we rate the latest toys and merchandise out of a 10 possible Goldblums. This week: Hot Toys unleashes not one, but two Infinity War figures, Lego brings in Gold Squadron for a bombing run on your wallets, and more. Take a look!

A Guide to Avengers: Infinity War's Black Order, Thanos' Cosmic Cronies A Guide to Avengers: Infinity War's Black Order, Thanos' Cosmic Cronies

The Mad Titan is not the only villain finally arriving in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. He’s bringing with him a group of henchmen known in the comics but barely seen in the snippets of Infinity War we have so far: the Black Order. Here’s what you need to know going in.

Here's Why the Avengers Are Thanos' Supporting Characters In Infinity War Here's Why the Avengers Are Thanos' Supporting Characters In Infinity War

In a cinematic universe often criticized for its lack of strong villains, a strong villain is the star of their biggest movie yet.

Watch This Talented Sculptor Make Thanos Magically Emerge From a Lifeless Lump of Clay

Validating the old adage that getting there is half the fun, Steven Richter’s pop culture-inspired busts are even more impressive when you get to see time-lapse footage of all the work that goes into turning a shapeless lump of clay into a recognizable character. This time, it’s the Mad Titan.

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