Back in January, Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo teased that there will be a whopping 67 characters involved in their superhero adventure, which they later clarified wasn't the exact count. Regardless, the two-part adventure will certainly be massive, bringing an end to Marvel Phase Three. ComicBook.com recently caught up with the filmmakers to shed new light on the story. Anthony Russo revealed that the story will be told from multiple perspectives that will include every established MCU character.
"It's a culmination of everything that's occurred in the Marvel Universe up to the point where the Marvel Universe is released. Some of those films haven't even hit yet. We're going to be dealing with some of the characters from those movies who are going to be in Infinity War. They're massive in scope and scale but that's the point. The point is for them to be as ambitious as they possibly can be. They're going to be multi-perspective films. They're not called 'Captain America: Infinity War,' they're called Infinity War. You're going to be moving around through different perspectives of the characters. It's like Nashville for super heroes. It's storytelling that is vignetted storytelling. It's to composite all of them under one story - everybody. You can culminate without all of them, so..."
This could mean that the movies will include characters from the Marvel Netflix TV shows, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, since they are part of the MCU as well. Last April, a report surfaced that the brothers plan to shoot both movies back-to-back over a nine-month stretch, starting in late 2016. This will allow plenty of time for post-production, since Avengers: Infinity War Part I arrives in May 2018, with Avengers: Infinity War - Part II following in May 2019. The brothers confirmed that production will start in November of this year in Atlanta.
The filmmakers also recently stated that both Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II will focus on secondary Avengers, hinting that some of these minor characters will become major players in Phase Four. As of now, we don't know which movies will kick off Phase Four, but back in October, the studio set three release dates for unspecified movies on May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020 and November 6, 2020, which will likely kick off Phase Four.
Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are directing Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II from scripts by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who have written all three Captain America movies, including next month's Captain America: Civil War. Are you looking forward to Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II being told from every hero's perspective? Chime in with your thoughts, and stay tuned for more on this two-part adventure.