Marvel's Cinematic Universe has all been leading up to one thing, and when it turns 10-years-old, we'll reach it: Avengers: Infinity War.
Infinity War is all set to be the biggest movie event of our generation. Captain America: Civil War is hands down the biggest Marvel movie to date, topping even the The Avengers and its Age of Ultron sequel, but when Infinity War rolls around, the epic super hero feud flick will pale in comparison to the cosmic culmination.
Over the weekend, ComicBook.com had the chance to speak with the directors of Captain America: Civil War, who are moving on quickly to to Avengers: Infinity War.
"Oh, yeah! I mean, it has to," Anthony Russo says when asked if Infinity War will be bigger than Civil War. "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…"
In addition to the teases of including Doctor Strange and Captain Marvel (yet to be introduced Marvel characters who have movies which are yet to come out) in Infinity War, the brother directors also admitted which character they are most excited to work on - neither of which were a part of their Winter Soldier or Civil War efforts: Thor and Star-Lord.
The Russo Brothers have shown off their ability to balance characters in their films. Captain America: The Winter Soldier gave Black Widow her much deserved screen time for the first time while still giving the Captain America and Bucky arc the proper, organic story and Civil War balances every character just enough, providing them all with an arc appropriate to their role in the film. Infinity War should only exploit their ability to masterfully tell each character's story.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6, 2016. Avengers: Infinity War Parts I and II hit theaters May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019.