Marvel‘s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was one of the most anticipated superhero movies of 2015, but it also received mixed reviews from audiences and critics.

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One of the biggest criticisms about the follow-up is that it has an overly-crowded cast.

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Source: Marvel

It’s true that a film would end up disastrous when too many characters are crammed into it, but that particular criticism about “Avengers: Age of Ultron” being overcrowded is totally unnecessary.

As most of you may already know, there is a myriad of superheroes and villains being featured in the original Marvel comics. It’s only a matter of time before they are introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Now, according to director Joe and Anthony Russo, a total of 67 characters is being considered to be included in the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War”.

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Source: TechnoBuffalo.

The keyword here is “considered”.

In an interview with Comic Book Movie at the Wizard World New Orleans convention over the weekend, Joe said:

We have so many characters we’re dealing with. We’re breaking ground on “Avengers: Infinity War”. We have a board with 67 characters on it.

This basically means that the Russo brothers have “shortlisted” 67 characters for the 2-part series.

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It’s unclear which characters were being shortlisted for the films, but fans can certainly expect to see some of them replacing the current lineup of Avengers.

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According to Joe, some new characters and supporting characters from the previous “Avengers” film will be transformed into prime characters in the 2-part series.

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He said:

Everything is finite, right? Nothing can last forever. It’s cyclical. Some New Avengers in phase 4 are going to become prominent and then maybe some Avengers might not be around anymore. So, we’ll see how all this plays out but you have to treat every character with respect.

He also said:

I think it’s interesting that if you’ve seen 4 or 5 movies with the lead character having an arc, I want to see some storytelling from some of the secondary characters. We’re focusing on that right now with “Infinity War” while we’re breaking into those movies, is which characters can we pull to the forefront who potentially haven’t had their own “A” story arc to this point.

I think you’ll see that the supporting Avengers are going to become primary Avengers,” he concluded.

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Source: Flickering Myth

So, what do you think? Which characters will be introduced in “Avengers: Infinity War”? Do you think that the film is going to end up well? Sound off your thoughts in the comments box below.

“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.

Sources: /FILM, Bam! Smack! Pow!, Polygon, THR, CBM.

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