Avengers: Infinity War

release date 04/27/18
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March 08, 2018 at 08:43 AM EST

To read more on Avengers: Infinity War, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday. You can buy all 15 covers here, purchase the four most popular covers here, or see and purchase individual covers here. Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW.

We’re taking the “assemble” thing literally.

For this week’s EW issue dedicated to Avengers: Infinity War, we have 22 heroes, 15 different covers, and one big, bad villain at the center — Thanos, the Mad Titan.

When combined, the full range of covers form the Avengers symbol spread out across a cosmic background.

Inside the issue, we have EW’s exclusive set visit to the film, chronicling a race against time as a real-life thunderstorm bore down on the movie’s massive Wakanda battle scene.

We also have interviews with the stars of Black Panther, discussing the role their fictional African nation plays as heroes from throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe gather there in a single act of resistance against a tyrant determined to destroy them all.

The makers of Avengers: Infinity War say this film (out April 27, with a sequel due next year) will mark a turning point — and they have made ominous rumblings that some of the heroes may see their stories end here.

Yes, that has happened before, and sometimes they come back. But this time is different, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige tells us in a Q&A about the past and future of the MCU: “People need to be careful what they wish for.”

In addition to our set visit, the Feige interview, and our Wakanda exploration, here’s what’s in the issue.

  • Q&A with Josh Brolin on the origin of Thanos.
  • A “family tree” outlining all the character connections of the MCU.
  • A collection of the iconic weapons of the Marvel movies.
  • Robert Downey Jr. on Tony Stark’s destiny.
  • A breakdown of the Infinity Stones and their current whereabouts.
  • Comic book recommendations by character.
  • Ultimate MCU playlist.
  • A look at the evolution of female superheroes.
  • Director Jon Favreau on how Iron Man started it all.
  • Concept Art: Ryan Meindering’s alternate costume drawings

And there’s much more where that came from. Clamp on your Infinity Gauntlet and start turning those pages when the double issue hits stands Friday.

To get you started, here’s a gallery of all the new cover images.

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