AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Directors on Possibility of Using Netflix Heroes, Captain Marvel, and Balancing Characters
Joe and Anthony Russo are hard at work prepping to start production on Avengers: Infinity War. We've already seen the first photo from the set of them working with Josh Brolin. Brolin is playing Thanos in the film. He is only one of a ton of characters who will play a part in this epic story.
The movie is going to be loaded with characters! We know we'll see the original Avengers team, the Guardians of the Galaxy team, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Spider-Man, and more coming together to fight the Mad Titan. We don't really know all of the characters that will be involved, but everyone is being considered.
During an interview with the Toronto Sun, the Russos were asked about the possibility of including some of the Netflix characters — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. In response to that Anthony said:
“We do consider everyone. We don’t want to get too specific about what’s going to happen with these movies. We want these movies to be a surprise for audiences.”
I would love to see these characters make an appearance on the big screen in a Marvel movie, but I doubt it will happen. I've heard there's a big disconnect between the Marvel film and TV creative teams. They were then asked about Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, which they are excited about. Joe said:
“It’s an incredible piece of casting. You couldn’t ask for better. Not only is she an amazingly talented actor but she’s a wonderful human being. We’re really looking forward to the opportunity of re-teaming with her, if we were to get the chance to work with that character.”
We all know they are going to be working with her in Infinity War. I don't know why they are still being coy about it. The directors went on to talk about the balancing act that they will have to do with all of the characters they will be loading into this movie. Anthony explained:
“What we did in Civil War is exactly what we want to do in the Avengers — no matter how much screen time a character has, you can still have a lot of ambition for what you do with that character while you have them."
Anthony also offered insight into how they write their story and script and explained how writing themselves into a corner helps strengthen their story and film.
“There’s a storytelling adage that Joe and I love, which is write yourself into a corner. If you put yourself in a very difficult place as a storyteller… that becomes where a lot of the excitement and surprise and spontaneity comes from.”
The Russos are a couple of very talented guys who are doing great things in the Marvel Universe. Their style seems to be working for them very well, and there's no doubt that these upcoming Avengers films they are working on are going to be incredible.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4th, 2018.