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Published On: Tue, May 3rd, 2016

Director Joe Russo previews ‘Avengers Infinity War’, multitude of characters in one movie

Fans are excited to have the Russo brothers returning for Avengers: Infinity War, hearing that the film will feature 67 characters, but directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely know how to tell a large ensemble story.

“It’s a culmination of everything that’s occurred in the Marvel Universe up to the point where the Marvel Universe is released,” Joe Russo told Latino Review about Infinity War. “Some of those films haven’t even hit yet. We’re going to be dealing with some of the characters from those movies who are going to be in Infinity War. They’re massive in scope and scale but that’s the point. The point is for them to be as ambitious as they possibly can be. They’re going to be multi-perspective films. They’re not called Captain America: Infinity War, they’re called Infinity War. You’re going to be moving around through different perspectives of the characters. It’s like Nashville for superheroes. It’s storytelling that is vignetted storytelling. It’s to composite all of them under one story — everybody. You can culminate without all of them, so…”

 

Slash Film also spoke with the Russos at the Captain America: Civil War press day asking about the challenges of making all these characters fit together in the two-part narrative.

“Infinity War is following a different, complex template [than Winter Soldier or Civil War], because you’ve never seen so many characters in one movie,” Joe Russo said. “Obviously it has to be a multi-perspective film. Yes, we’re biting off a lot, but we’re just going to have eat the elephant one bite at a time.”

Anthony Russo added that “We’re still fine-tuning what those movies are, so it’s hard for us to say totally succinctly, but it does have the dimension Joe is talking about, married to a very epic adventure and an epic saga.”

Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 begins shooting this November, but is still over two years away. Markus and McFeely are still working on the script, so it’s probably difficult for the Russo brothers to give a definitive answer to, say, whether Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) will appear in the film.

Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 opens in theaters May 4th, 2018.

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