‘Avengers’ fans, assemble! Marvel Studios just released a gag reel from ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’
The video features the ensemble cast laughing and showing off some dance moves in-between takes on set. It must have been nice to blow off some steam during the making of such a huge film. ‘Infinity War’ holds the record for the largest opening weekend at the box office, ever.
The gag reel should serve as a good distraction for fans who are still reeling from most of their favorite characters being wiped from existence by Thanos and his super-snap. And while the ending of ‘Infinity War’ shocked fans, the Russo brothers had always planned on the dramatic conclusion. Joe Russo explained:
“It was always a plan to show beyond that because when we made the decision to have the snaps themselves, that’s a plot trick to cut to black after an incident like that happens. And it doesn’t give you any emotional resonance or catharsis. What he said thinking about it realistically; the true heartbreak doesn’t lie in the fact that he snapped his fingers, it lies in the fact that people have to watch loved ones, and we have to watch characters that we care about die. And that’s where the real heartbreak lies for the characters who live in the Universe and for those of us watching the movie.”
While ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ told the story of our favorite heroes, Thanos quickly became a central theme of the film. Russo said:
“We always knew that that would be the most profound or some of the most profound beats of the film. We wanted the story, Thanos, even though he’s the villain, to follow the traditional arc of hero beats. In that you have to follow through with what he did and carry him to the ending, self-satisfied, sitting on his porch, feeling the weight of what he’s done in order for him to have the completion. That’s how it wraps up for us and that’s why we say it’s a self-contained story and that there is an ending, it’s just not the ending that you’re used to. And Thanos, if you track all his major beats, they tell a complete story.”
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ will arrive on Blu-ray August 14, and will include a longer gag reel. Check out the newly released reel below!