Five Characters The Russo Bros. Want to Explore More in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
Everything that we've ever seen in the MCU has in one way or another been leading up to what is going to happen in the Avengers: Infinity War films. They are going to have a ton of characters to work with when developing this story arc, but there are five characters in particular that they are hoping to focus on.
During an interview with /Film, Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo talked about how some of the relationships and dynamics of these characters could play a role in the Infinity War films. The five characters they mention are Captain America, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and Bucky. Here's what they revealed in their conversation.
Minor Spoilers for Captain America: Civil War follow:
Joe Russo: Certainly Scarlet Witch and Vision. It’s a very compelling story. Obviously, it’s one ripped from the comics that, for many years, there was some very interesting storytelling and characters. One character is searching for how to identify with humanity, another who is on a journey away from her humanity towards becoming a very powerful being.
Anthony Russo: I would also say Captain America and Iron Man is central. Can those guys ever repair their relationship? What is their relationship ever going to be like moving forward from this?
Joe Russo: Should they repair it?
Anthony Russo: That’s as complicated as anything. The other relationship that’s still exciting to us is, again, Cap and Bucky. The wonderful thing about this movie, which started in Winter Soldier, is that Cap had a belief in him, that there’s still a human being inside the Winter Soldier that he can save and that he can reach, and he’s gone to incredible lengths now, with incredible faith, that that’s waiting for him if he goes there. He’s found that human being inside Bucky Barnes, but who is that guy going forward? Just because he’s found and he’s there, he’s still this crazy, bastard hybrid of who he used to be in The First Avenger and this killing machine.
Joe Russo: If he’s not Bucky Barnes or The Winter Soldier, then who he is?
Anthony Russo: He’s somebody new now. What kind of relationship will him and Cap have moving forward?
After seeing Captain America: Civil War, it was safe to assume that many of these characters would return for Infinity War. The one I wasn't so sure about was Bucky, but it's great to hear that he is at least being considered to return. He's such an interesting character, and I love his relationship with Steve Rogers. All of the relationships mentioned here are definitely worth exploring more, and I'm curious to see what exactly they end up doing with them and how they turn out in the end. At the end of the day, a ton of characters and their relationships with each other will be explored in the two Infinity War films.
Infinity War – Part 1 opens in theaters May 4th, 2018, and Part II is set for May 3rd, 2019.