When fans left theaters after seeing Captain America: Civil War, there were a few major emotions being felt. Two of which were a bit of heartbreak and an uneasy feeling about the future.
It was hard to see the heroes split up and to know it was something that affected them so much as a group and as individuals.
It also meant that the next chapter would need to allow room for healing, however, fans of the MCU knew that wasn’t going to happen.
Of course, the events of Civil War happened when they happened for a distinct reason-setting the scene for Infinity War, and laying out the hypothetical red carpet for Thanos.
Both Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely spoke about this recently.
‘That is something we didn’t want to blow off. Didn’t want to devalue Civil War by having a phone call saying, “Let’s all get back together because there’s an even worse guy.” Nah, everything’s fine now. So we dragged that a long way through it so that we are valuing the resentments we’ve built up between these characters.’
Both McFeely and Markus respectively said that they’re definitely not ready for what’s coming.
‘They’re ill-prepared to handle this.’ ‘Yeah, and it shows.’
We expected that to be the case, but hearing it from them only makes it more real.
They also discussed the fact that unlikely heroes will be paired together this time around and that it’s not always rainbows and roses.
‘We talked a lot about, it’s a Joe Russo term, “strange alchemy”. What is it when you put the two characters together, even in a fairly normal traditional situation, but since we’ve invested in those characters and known them, we sort of delighted in the idea of those two people rubbing against each other. So, we always chased “delight” – and terror. Lots of terror.’
One of the things we’re most excited about in Infinity War is finding out who will be paired together on screen. We laughed when we saw Star-Lord meet Iron Man in the trailer and when Spider-Man had his run in with Doctor Strange.
We already know we’ll be in desperate need of some comedic relief during the movie.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27th.
‘…but I knew him’