The ending of Avengers: Infinity War had everyone shook, and for good reason. But I’m afraid there’s no silver lining if recent comments from the screenwriters are anything to go by…
By the way folks, if you haven’t seen the film yet LEAVE NOW THERE ARE SPOILERS/READ THIS BOLD PRINT I’M DOING IT FOR A REASON/I WON’T TELL YOU AGAIN.
If you’re an anarchist or just curious to know who dies in the blockbuster without wanting to go pay money to see it, however, then by all means carry on reading.
So yeah, the screenwriters behind the insanely-popular Infinity War have revealed that the likes of Loki, Gamora and Vision, for example, are not coming back. They dead, man.
Christopher Markus told Buzzfeed:
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.
Co-writer Stephen McFeely added:
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.
Some characters were better served in movie two after this event. We were making some choices based on some characters we knew were going to leave us at the end of the first movie, so they got highlighted in the first movie.
And some who were going to be in the second movie more maybe got less attention or less screen time [in Infinity War] — I’m thinking of Cap and Natasha, specifically. It’s about the story we wanted to tell in movie two, mostly.
Infinity War opened with an estimated $640 million worldwide, smashing previous-holder The Fate of the Furious with $542 million.
It also set a new record for an opening weekend at the domestic box office, with a projected $250 million. It’s since overtaken the record set by The Force Awakens, which garnered $248 million.
Infinity War, which along with Avengers 4, will serve as the grand finale to the MCU, sees Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finally go up against Thanos (Josh Brolin) as he attempts to assemble the Infinity Gauntlet.
To fight off the evil Titan, the three have assembled the biggest Avengers team yet, featuring Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and countless other heroes from across the cinematic universe.
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