We’ve now reached the legal limit on superheroes in “Avengers: Infinity War”
With Thor: Ragnarok officially in theaters, Black Panther to look forward in February, and Avengers: Infinity War in April, it’s safe to say we’re reaching peak Marvel.
But just when we thought Marvel couldn’t get any bigger, Avengers: Infinity War is bringing characters from ALL over the MCU for their biggest battle ever: stopping Thanos from collecting the six Infinity Stones for a gauntlet (aka fancy glove) that would allow him to inflict his will on the entire world.
But since this feat is too big to accomplish in factions, the Avengers will once again join forces to take Thanos down.
And this time, the Guardians of the Galaxy are joining them. That’s right (and you’re going to want to sit down because this list is long) — Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Falcon, Steve Rogers (the artist formerly known as Captain America), Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Vision, Black Panther, War Machine, Ant-Man, Stephen Strange — alongside Maria Hill, Bucky Barnes, Wong, Okoye, Shuri, and Loki — will team up with Peter Quill, Gamora, Groot, Rocket, Drax, Mantis, and Nebula to end Thanos’ quest for terror.
Now, we have to ask: How many superheroes is too many?
Joe and Anthony Russo — who aren’t strangers to the MCU, having directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War — recently opened up to CNET about the scope of Avengers: Infinity War. And don’t worry, they’re *very* aware how packed the film is.
"While the Captain America movies we did were ensemble films, and Civil War had a lot of characters in it, they both fail in comparison to these two," Anthony Russo said. "Joe and I have always been drawn to ensemble storytelling. "We like the idea of telling stories from multiple characters' points of view and thinking about the story from multiple characters' points of view. It's a way to develop very layered, thick storytelling. It's the kind of storytelling that, hopefully, you can keep revisiting because there are a lot of dimensions to discover on multiple viewings."
Joe Russo added that one of their major focuses was trying to find the right tone and style balance, as the MCU films *definitely* vary when it comes to that.
He said, “You have all these characters coming from successful franchises where they have their own history, their own emotional history, and you put them all together in one film and with all the different tones and different styles. It’s fascinating. We’re like mad scientists in the writers’ room, with [screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely], figuring out how to marry all those tones and all those characters together. It’s a hell of an exercise.”
Honestly, our brains hurt just thinking about it. But we’ll be able to see exactly how you stuff that many superheroes in one film when Avengers: Infinity War is released on April 25th, 2018.