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Needless to say, there will be spoilers in this article, so stop reading now if you want to go into Avengers: Infinity War knowing nothing.
By the time Avengers: Infinity War opens in theaters, there will be three people who can say they directed an Avengers movie: Joe and Anthony Russo, and Joss Whedon (who directed two of them). So when CinemaBlend traveled to Atlanta to visit the set of the Russo Brothers' pending blockbuster, one of the topics of conversation led to the differences in the approaches to the superhero ensemble thrillers. In a conversation with Infinity War co-stars Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen, the two of them explained to us:
While on the set of Avengers: Infinity War, we were able to see how the Russo brothers collaborate in scenes with their ensemble of super-powered beings (and actors). We caught a scene where Chris Evans' Captain America and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow lead a team of Avengers -- including a wounded Vision (Paul Bettany) -- to Wakanda to seek aid following an attack. It was fun seeing how Joe Russo would coach certain actors, and Anthony would work with crew, and then they'd switch roles in between takes. Overall, it definitely sounds like a different experience than some of the Avengers-oriented actors were used to.
We know that working on the Avengers movie burned Joss Whedon out, as he said as much during the press tour for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Perhaps having two Russos will help the siblings delegate, and get through Infinity War and the untitled Avengers 4, which is due in theaters next summer. For now, you can catch Avengers: Infinity War when it hits theaters next month.
We'll see how it all plays out when Avengers: Infinity War opens in theaters on April 27. Our set visit coverage from Atlanta will continue this week. Also, all of our Avengers: Infinity War set coverage can be found here. And you can bookmark our Upcoming Marvel Movies guide to stay up to date on all of the future happenings in the MCU.