The latest MCU film, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ has become the smash hit of the year, earning around $2 billion at the box office and has been met with praise from fans and critics alike. However, there is one thing some critics loved to hate. That one thing, of course, being the movie’s ending.
Warning: Spoilers for “Avengers: Infinity War” below. But honestly, if you haven’t seen the film yet, you are the problem!
The end of the movie essentially wiped out half the universe, including favorite superheroes like Spider-Man, most of the Guardians of the Galaxy and Black Panther. It was terrible. I cried like a baby and swore off Marvel movies forever.
As if watching precious, angel baby Groot melt away to ash before our eyes wasn’t bad enough, many fans were left feeling frustrated and misled by what the deaths of these characters meant for the future of the MCU.
Before the film opened, writer Stephen McFeely made the following blunt statement regarding death:
“Death is death. If we say goodbye to some characters, we will say it permanently.”
However, fans have not forgotten that ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming 2,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ and ‘Black Panther 2’ are all still in the works. Furthermore, some of the actors whose characters died have already confirmed that they’re coming back for ‘Avengers 4.’ So what is the truth?
‘Infinity War’ directors the Russo brothers have responded to the criticism in a recent interview with Huffington Post. Anthony Russo said:
“Here’s the thing, I think it’s important to remember anything is possible in the MCU [Marvel Cinematic Universe]. Just because there’s a sequel on the books doesn’t mean … people become accustomed to time moving linearly in the MCU. That doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. There’s a lot of very inventive ways of where the story can go from here.”
Joe agreed, saying:
“There’s four years between ‘Guardians 2’ and ‘Infinity War.’ That’s a long time, and a lot of ‘Guardians’ stories to tell. Again, as Anthony said, don’t expect everything to move forward in a linear fashion in the Marvel universe.”
Fans already know that both ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ and ‘Captain Marvel,’ take place well before the event of ‘Infinity War.’ Many fans theorize this is so that these remaining characters can work to change the events of time and bring back some of the departed heroes.
Whatever the case, fans will have to wait until May of next year before things become more clear!