Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely previously penned all three ‘Captain America’ movies– ‘The First Avenger’, ‘The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Civil War’— all three of which were among the most praised of Marvel Studios’ output, so it’s no surprise that they were handed the task of scripting what may be the largest Marvel movies yet, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and… whatever the ‘Avengers’ movie after that ends up being called.
Originally, Marvel announced they would be releasing ‘Avengers: infinity War – Part 1’ in 2018 and ‘Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2’ the following year in 2019. But since a lot of the ‘Part 1’ and ‘Part 2’ movies recently haven’t done too well, it seems that Marvel is tweaking things. Now the two movies will be stand-alone films, with the first being dubbed ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. The second (or fourth rather) is simply referred to as ‘Avengers 4’ for the time being.
Even though the two films are now separate, Markus and McFeely are still working on both at the same time, in order to make the year difference work.
“We’re many drafts in. We’re on the third draft of movie one and the second draft of movie two. [We’re writing them in tandem] as much as we can. On any given day, you’re only working on one but that doesn’t mean that next week, you aren’t working on the other one. And certainly, notes are coming in and all sorts of production stuff is coming in, like for instance, ‘that thing over there is now a window not a door so adjust that.’ Or, ‘we’re not going to this town now, we’re going to this town.’ That kind of stuff happens constantly and will continue to happen for the next few months.
“When we lock ourselves in a room with the Russo brothers and a couple of execs from Marvel, one wall has cards for movie one and the other wall has cards for movie two and another wall has little baseball cards of every character still alive in the Marvel universe – down to Darcy’s boyfriend in Thor 2 – literally, anybody who did not die and has been established as alive. And then we looked at that began to shuffle the cards around. So basically, the big scene is when Darcy’s boyfriend and Galactus get together and….[laughs]. “
Galactus?! Wait, isn’t he at Fox with the ‘Fantastic Four’? Was that just a humorous reference or did we just learn that Marvel’s First Family is back at home with Marvel?
At any rate, Markus and McFeely proved that they could juggle a bunch of characters with ‘Civil War’, so here’s hoping they can do the same with even bigger stakes.
Are you excited to see all of the Marvel Universe come together in “Avengers: Infinity War’?
Source: Screen Rant