If you haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War yet, we’d recommend not reading any further. We’d also recommend staying in the happy little bubble that exists before you step into the theater, you’ll miss it once it’s gone.
Fans around the world are still very much in a post Infinity War grieving process. By process, we mean that we’re all still very much stuck in our emotions.
So we’ve been doing all the reading possible on the movie, and what those from the cast and crew can finally say about it. From their own emotional standpoints to what went into the thought process necessary to pull a film like Infinity War off, we need to know more.
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are the latest to talk about Infinity War’s massive impact on the MCU.
In an interview with Buzzfeed, the writers discussed that the movie was always Thanos’.
‘This is the hero’s journey for Thanos. By the end of the hero’s journey, our main character, our protagonist — at least, in this case — gets what he wants.’
Getting what he wanted led audiences around the world to experience a more devastating movie than we imagined. Yes, comic book readers may have been prepared for the story to end the way it did, but no one could have been prepared for the goodbyes. The heart wrenching pleas and shattering last words of our favorite heroes seem to have shocked many fans.
For those looking for big redemption in Avengers 4, you may not want to hold your breath.
‘Avengers 4 doesn’t do what you think it does. It is a different movie than you think it is…Also…the deaths are real. I just want to tell you it’s real, and the sooner you accept that, the sooner you will be able to move on to the next stage of grief.’
Of course, both had to be careful with what they said – and couldn’t say – about Avengers 4. There’s a lot of story left there to tell, and the deaths in the movie happened in two major ways-within the snap, and outside of it.
We do wonder what bigger move they’ve got planned.
Others could step up to take on the role of our lost heroes, but we’re not ready for that yet. They may have had their moment yet-the moment that defines their character enough to make a permanent loss acceptable.
On the same topic of conversation, they discussed what Infinity War had to do to set up the playing field for Avengers 4.
Put it this way. I think Infinity War is a fairly mature movie for a blockbuster. It’s got a lot of fun in it, obviously, but boy, it gets very mature. The second one is also mature. We’re going to own these choices, and hopefully surprise and delight you and get you invested. It’s by the same studio, the same filmmaking team. They were written at the same time, shot at the same time. They’re clearly connected, but they are definitely two different movies, one of which is dependent on what happened previous.’
Markus added that it’s time to move on to the next big emotion.
‘We broke your heart. Now we’re going to blow your mind!’
Blowing our minds, eh? Well, bringing back the heroes lost in the snap would do just that.
‘…but I knew him’