Avengers: Infinity War Will Feature 68 Different Characters Not 67

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The more the merrier!

No matter what, fans will not be disappointed by how many Marvel characters appear in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2. Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of the two-part Marvel cinematic event, have said that they plan on using characters from every corner of the MCU.

Just last month, at Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, much was made of the Russos saying that 67 characters will appear in Infinity War. However, they quickly clarified those remarks, saying they were being figurative when they threw that number out there.

Today, at Wizard World Cleveland Comic Con, the Russos kicked up some more dust. "The Russos also took a moment during the panel to correct a mistake they made earlier this year when describing the plot to the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, which they are on board to direct," Cleveland.com reports. "The movie features 68 distinct characters, not 67."

Keep in mind, there's a good possibility they were just joking around. Either way, we know they have the daunting task of bringing all these characters together to make a satisfying conclusion to Phase 3.

"We have to tell a story and that story has to be built around the characters' emotional arcs," said Joe Russo. "And we can only have so many of those."

Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 arrives in theaters May 4, 2018 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 will swoop into theaters on May 3, 2019.

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    • Briggs
    • 92 Posts in 23 Months

    "Keep in mind, there's a good possibility they were just joking around." Noooo... you're kidding me...

    • CB130961
    • 2 Posts in 3 Months

    I'm thinking that if they're even vaguely following the infinity gauntlet story from the comics, half the Galaxy dies in the first movie, including the team of second stringer avengers we saw at the end of "AoU" Then in the second movie, the big guns come back and save the day... Then they bring the second stringers back from the dead using the Gauntlet (but perhaps altered enough, so they look like new actors, who'd be willing to continue the franchise) #JustATheory

    • Yerwot
    • 1 Posts in 3 Months

    Would have been useful for you to put a spoiler alert at the top of your post. Some of us don't know all the storylines, but we do now :(

    • psalm51
    • 176 Posts in 14 Months

    just throwing this out there, not that they'd do it but- I think it'd be interesting if they did a short maybe 3-4 episode Netflix special with their netflix characters showing how it affects them in their world and the role they play during the infinity war. Pretty much the same way they do the Comic events where even characters outside of the main storyline are directly impacted by the main event going on. Just as a tie-in showing how the main event is impacting their environment, but it wouldn't even have to be a lot of episodes and could be released anywhere between the two movies.

    • Ajic
    • 166 Posts in 12 Months

    CB130961 said ... (original post)

    I'm thinking that if they're even vaguely following the infinity gauntlet story from the comics, half the Galaxy dies in the first movie, including the team of second stringer avengers we saw at the end of "AoU" Then in the second movie, the big guns come back and save the day... Then they bring the second stringers back from the dead using the Gauntlet (but perhaps altered enough, so they look like new actors, who'd be willing to continue the franchise) #JustATheory

    I sure hope they dont introduce deceased character revival this early on. In my honest opinion, theres certain things the non-traditional comic reader should NEVER touch. Such as the headache of character revivals & multiple codename holders. I pray they dont even mention the Celestial Madonna story when they introduce Mantis. As much as I love Mantis, her Celestial Madonna storyline was.... Odd to say the least. Any sane person should steer far away from that story.

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