Fans were dumbstruck at the end of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ after Thanos snapped away half the life in the universe, including the Marvel superheroes. The trailers for its followup, ‘Endgame’ have conveyed a melancholy atmosphere, but one thing fans shouldn’t expect is for this to be a carbon copy of ‘Infinity War’.
Joe Russo, who co-directed both movies with his brother Anthony shared that ‘Endgame’ will have its own tone.
“That’s a tricky one to answer without giving anything away, but I will say that the movie is definitely unique in tone. It has its own spirit that’s different than Infinity War, which is why I was keen for us to separate the movies. Of course, we’re handing off narratives and it’s been serialized over 22 movies. But, it’s different tonally than Infinity War and it is told from a different point of view. It was important for us in our minds as film directors to separate those two because we do not want to make the same movie twice, and ways that you can differentiate films are through tone and point of view.”
Though ‘Infinity War’ had dozens of characters, generally speaking, it was Thanos’ movie. Based on Russo’s description, it doesn’t seem as though ‘Endgame’ will be the same. The fact that Thanos hasn’t shown up in the promotional materials would support that.
It sounds as though the focus will shift back to the heroes. Specifically, the original Avengers– Black Widow, Bruce Banner, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, and Thor– were among those that survived The Snap. Perhaps this picture brings the MCU full-circle.
“There’s no question that this is a reflection of the time. What is the definition of ‘hero’? All four of [our Marvel] films, when looked at together, ask that question and try to answer that thematic: What does it mean to be a hero and what does it mean to stand up?”
We’ll find out, when ‘Avengers: Endgame’ arrives on April 26, 2019.
Source: Box Office Pro