With the release (at long last) of the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ trailer this morning, there has been a lot of speculation about the enormity of the movie, and the consequences for the heroes of the MCU, especially since so far we have yet to see a major character death (unless you count Quicksilver, but he was only around for 1 movie, and only a hero for 1/2 of that). Fortunately, some news recently came out letting us know that the Russo brothers came into the directing job knowing exactly who they were allowed to kill in ‘Avengers 3’ and ‘Avengers 4,’ meaning this movie will not hold any punches.
During a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Anthony Russo stated that:
“We’re not participating in any thought whatsoever about what happens after these movies. So we know who we’re allowed to kill, and that’s about it. I don’t even think Marvel had any ideas about where they would go after [Avengers 3 and 4]. It’s not an end for all of these characters; it’s an end for some of these characters. So some of these characters will go on. So it’s more complicated, that’s why it’s not a clean ending.”
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige shared similar thoughts about saying goodbye, saying:
“I never went to summer camp when I was a kid, but the notion of the stories you hear of summer camp where you’re with people every day then it’s over. That happens on every movie. I just saw Scott Derrickson for the first time in months at this event in Atlanta, and I had spent almost every day for two and a half years with him. Same thing with Joss [Whedon]. Same thing with [Jon] Favreau. Same thing with James [Gunn] until we started gearing up again. So, in a certain way, it’s always like that. Up to this point there has always been a time when you get back together again. So the thought of that not happening is sad and we’ll have to organize some sort of a yearly brunch.”
Are you excited to finally see some life or death stakes in an MCU film, not knowing which of your favorite heroes are going to make it out alive? Do you have any idea of who will perish? Feel free to share your thoughts and theories in the comments below!