Avengers: Infinity War (film) As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment—the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. Released in 3D and Imax on April 27, 2018, after an April 25 release in Australia and other countries. Stars Karen Gillan (Nebula), Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Evans (Steve Rogers), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki). 149 min. From Marvel Studios. Filmed in widescreen format. It became the all-time highest-grossing film for its opening weekend.