It should be obvious to everyone that ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ and its untitled sequel will be bringing some story arcs to a close for Marvel’s Cinematic Universe but they will also be opening the doors to new stories. We also had previously heard that they will be giving us a few new characters. While one or two leading actors will probably be bowing out after these films come to a close it won’t be the end of The Avengers as we know them and will also work as a springboard into the next phase of superhero storytelling. Prior to the home release of ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ we’ve seen directors Joe and Anthony Russo taking interviews and in one of them give a few vague details on what to expect.
We already saw the brothers introduce both Spider-Man and Black Panther in the last Captain America film and it looks like their introducing days are nowhere near complete.
According to Anthony:
“I can’t get into too much detail about who we’re introducing, but these two movies are intended to be the culmination of everything that has happened in the MCU since the very first Iron Man movie. In being a culmination, these movies are in some ways going to be an end to certain things, and in some ways, they’re going to be the beginning of certain things.”
The ending of story arcs, possibly friendships, and likely the life or two of some of these characters as contracts are beginning to expire. However, it also seems like we’re getting a few new beginnings here. I suspect there will be groundwork laid for at least Captain Marvel and potentially The Inhuman royal family. With more cosmic powered activities going on it would almost seem that characters such as Nova or even Venom if they still want to draw in the symbiote character from space.
How did they decide which characters would be added? Was it personal preference or story demands that dictated who would show up next on the big screen? That one was a little more clear-cut though as:
“It’s a little bit of both, because you always have to make sure that your choices feel organic to the storytelling, and really, you have to sort of structure them in the way that they need to be there. You have to have them, or they shouldn’t be in the movie. It’s a little bit of a dance between the two, where you have big eyes, and you want everybody included in the movie, but you have to go through the process of… what’s the best story that you can tell.”
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ will be released on May 4th, 2018.
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