We're all expecting the final battle in Avengers: Infinity War to be a massive spectacle of epic proportions. We're waiting to be wowed. When Anthony Mackie got a first look at the script for the final battle, he had a very different reaction. Mackie recently revealed that when he first received the script for Avengers: Infinity War, all he got was the final fight sequence, which left him very confused because he didn't realize it was only the end of the script he was looking at. According to Mackie...
I got 25 pages, which was the final fight sequence. And I sent a long email, like, 'this movie is going to be awful, how does this work, there's no story, this is gonna be the longest fight sequence ever.'
It's hard to tell how much of what Anthony Mackie says to Good Morning America is a joke and how much is him being serious, but since fight sequences have little dialog, it's difficult to tell just from descriptions of action in the script how much screen time any given fight is expected to take. It is possible that Mackie thought he was looking at a significantly larger portion of the total script than he actually was. He perhaps knew he didn't have the entire script, that was the case with most of the cast, who only got the parts of the script they absolutely needed to get, but Mackie revealed he was told the rest of the script was 250 pages long, meaning that 25 page fight scene, while still massive, was still a small fraction of the whole. With a reported runtime of over two and a half hours, it sounds like the vast majority of that script made it into the final cut of the move.
If you can't wait to see Anthony Mackie's Falcon in an Infinity War fight scene, Anthony Mackie's recent appearance also included a brief clip, which shows Falcon, Black Widow, and Steve Rogers (are we calling him Captain America?) fighting some of Thanos' Black Order. Check it out as part of Mackie's complete appearance below.
The wait for Avengers: Infinity War has seemed to go on forever, but the end is in sight. If you were able to grab early preview tickets, it's less than a week until you finally see how this one goes. For the rest of us, seven days is a wait we can totally do. Avengers: Infinity War opens April 27.