WHO’S IN IT?

Robert Downey Jr. (The Judge), Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men), Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher), Chris Hemsworth (In The Heart Of The Sea), Chris Evans (Gifted), Tom Hiddleston (Kong: Skull Island), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation), Elizabeth Olsen (Ingrid Goes West), Paul Bettany (Journey’s End), Sebastian Stan (I, Tonya), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Tom Holland (The Lost City of Z), Idris Elba (Star Trek Beyond), Peter Dinklage (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Chris Pratt (Jurassic World), Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Beyond), Dave Bautista (Blade Runner 2049), Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 8), Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Karen Gillan (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda), Benedict Wong (The Martian), Cobie Smulders (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back), Benicio Del Toro (Traffic), Chadwick Boseman (Marshall), Danai Gurira (All Eyez On Me), Letitia Wright (My Brother the Devil), Winston Duke (Black Panther), Angela Bassett (What’s Love Got To Do With It), Paul Rudd (Anchorman), Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love), Tessa Thompson (Creed), Linda Cardellini (Daddy’s Home), Jon Favreau (Swingers), Jacob Batalon (Every Day), Isabella Amara (Wilson), Florence Kasumba (Wonder Woman), Terry Notary (Kong: Skull Island), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Becoming Jane), Carrie Coon (Gone Girl)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War), directors; Christopher Markus (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe) and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The First Avenger), writers; Kevin Feige (Guardians of the Galaxy), producer; Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future), composer; Trent Opaloch (District 9), cinematographer; Jeffrey Ford (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Matthew Schmidt (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

The powerful war titan Thanos (Brolin) is roaming the universe in search of the highly coveted Infinity Stones, with which he can conquer the universe and destroy anyone and anything that stands in his way. Meanwhile, the Avengers are now a fractured unit as a result of the feud between Tony Stark/Iron Man (Downey Jr) and Steve Rogers/Captain America (Evans), but when Thanos begins his descent on Earth, the heroes must find a way to combat the seemingly indestructible threat in ways that will see them team up with other heroes across the universe, from the mystical Doctor Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) to the noble King T’Challa (Boseman) to the Guardians of the Galaxy, including Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Pratt), all of whom engage in a battle that will test each and every one of them unlike anything they’ve encountered before…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building to this one event since the first Iron Man film debuted ten years ago, and pretty much everything from the epic action and groundbreaking visual effects to the mega-sized cast that’s quite possibly the largest ever assembled for a major movie seems to suggest that the decade-long build-up will be absolutely worth it.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

THURSDAY 26TH APRIL 2018