With Black Panther now in the rear view of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and making a ton of money at the box office), the time has come to look forward to the future of the MCU. Luckily for fans, the next blockbuster will be The Russo Brothers' highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War. Ten years in the making, the new blockbuster will unite all of the shared universe's characters in the epic battle against Thanos, but how will it balance its massive ensemble cast? CinemaBlend's Sean O'Connell spoke the Russo Brothers on the set of Infinity War, where they revealed how the action sequences are being approached with the big cast of characters, saying:
It looks like The Russo Brothers aren't putting badass action sequences into Avengers: Infinity War just for kicks. They have a mass of different abilities to play with in the big battles, but the moments of action are going to be character based. The physical struggles will somehow echo the interpersonal issues that the character are having, therefore moving the story forward in a logical and emotional way.
The Russo Brothers' comments are sure to be a relief for hardcore comic fans out there. There is a certain expectation for fantastic action (which the MCU usually delivers), but there needs to be an emotional core as well. While playing with the myriad characters is no doubt a challenge for the Brothers, having such a large pool of characters to utilize will give them many emotional strings to pull at throughout the course of Infinity War and Avengers 4.
Indeed, the stakes are very high for most of the MCU's characters. For instance, Gamora and Nebula will finally rise up against their adoptive father Thanos during the conflict. Both Doctor Strange and Vision are in peril, as they each have Infinity Stones in their possession. Additionally, Steve Rogers will finally be reunited with a newly healed Bucky after fighting for his friend during the past two Captain America movies. There are some very emotional throughlines that will be weaved into Infinity War, which should stop the blockbuster from being a saturated action flick.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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