There is no doubt that the soon-to-be-retitled “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1” and “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2” films are going to be epic. The Russo brothers – Joe and Anthony Russo – have referred to these sequels as “a culmination of everything that’s occurred in the Marvel Universe up to the point where the Marvel Universe is released.”
The Avengers team have been getting crowded by the movie, and Marvel’s expansive cinematic franchise will amplify that in a huge way in “Infinity War”. As aforementioned, a grand total of 67 separate characters are being considered for the 2-part series. However, there are a handful of relationships between the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes that the directors are keen on delving into.
“Captain America: Civil War” did an excellent job exploring the relationships that have build up from past Marvel films. And as Jack Giroux points out, the movie script did not spent too much focusing on the future of the MCU. All of the superheroes were given ample room and time to develop, including new characters like Black Panther and Spider-Man, and we were left wanting to see where these relationships are heading.
In speaking with /Film, the Russo brothers spoke about 3 particular connections they intend to focus on moving forward. The relationship between Vision (Paul Bettany) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) have grown since we last saw them in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and continues to get complicated throughout “Civil War”.
“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,” said Joe.
“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?” Anthony added. While Captain America and Iron Man will most likely kiss and make up in time to save the world, it’ll be interesting to how they come together again after the events from “Civil War”.
The Russo brothers may be done with the “Captain America” films, but the directors aren’t finished exploring the relationship of Cap and Bucky just yet. During one of the post credits scenes in “Civil War”, the audience got to see a new version of Bucky, and the upcoming sequels will once again deal with the complexities of that relationship.
“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,” said Anthony.
“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,” he continued.
While Joe and Anthony Russo didn’t reveal any new characters, we’re pretty sure that there will be more characters playing major roles in “Infinity War”. We’re hoping Black Widow and Black Panther will get the opportunity to explore their relationship either in the upcoming “Infinity War” or by including Widow in the solo adventure of “Black Panther”.
In the meantime, check out our “Captain America: Civil War” movie review here.
“Avengers: Infinity War Part 1” is due to be released on 4th May 2018 while “Avengers: Infinity War Part 2” will be released on 3rd May 2019.