AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Directors Talk About Death and the Future of the MCU
****If you are one of the six people who have not seen Avengers: Infinity War yet, there will be spoilers in this article****
One of the biggest complaints in comic book movies is that death isn’t permanent – Coulson survived after being stabbed through the heart by Loki in The Avengers. Superman was resurrected in Justice League after being killed in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. So when people saw the ending to Avengers: Infinity War, some were skeptical that the deaths were going to last.
Anthony and Joe Russo, who directed Infinity War, talked to The Huffington Post about that.
“Here’s the thing, I think it’s important to remember anything is possible in the MCU [Marvel Cinematic Universe],” Anthony said. “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.”
He is right. By all accounts, it seems that Ant-Man and The Wasp will be pre-Infinity War. Joe Russo reiterated his brother’s point, that there is plenty of space to tell these stories.
“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.”
I admire that the Russos are doubling down on the ending, but I think they are just toying with our emotions. Surely some of those characters will survive in one way or another, be it from time travel, the Quantum Realm, or the sheer will of Doctor Strange. I definitely think that there is going to permanent death in Avengers 4, but it’ll be after some things from Infinity War are undone. I mean, think about it – if all of this death stays, and they kill more people in Avengers 4 there won’t be many people left to tell future stories with.
What do you think of the Russos’ comments? Will they be proven to be lying their tails off or will we be eating our words?
Source: The Huffington Post
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