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Joe Russo on the Impact of the Fractured Avengers on ‘Infinity War’

At the end of Captain America: Civil War, odds are, you let out a deep breath that you didn’t quite know you were holding. The film, while fantastic, was a bit hard to fully absorb. These heroes that once stood together (even if they had rocky moments) were suddenly disbanded. It was a fall unlike they’d ever experienced before, and more than that, it was a deep heartache.

Of course, all that happened for a reason, we just wish it was a better one.

In a recent interview with EW, Joe Russo spoke about the ‘fractured Avengers’ and why that was necessary before the battle against Thanos.

‘They’re fractured at the start of the movie. It was always the intent, in a larger arc, to split the Avengers up before the greatest threat that they’ve ever seen. Thanos is a virtually indestructible character, which makes him an extremely difficult character to fight.’

Anthony Russo also talked about the impact and, in a way, summed up the heart of Infinity War.

‘In the face of this, it’s like, ‘Can you overcome the divisions that have developed between you to face a common cause?’ That’s really the question.’

That is a heavy question, and we hope it has an answer that satisfies us all. However, we know we’re up against something huge this time around. It has to be in order to spur the change necessary for the next phase of the MCU.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27th.