Anthony Russo Weighs In On ‘Infinity Wars’; How Many Characters?

This year’s Captain America: Civil War may very well feature more super heroes than any MCU movie before it, including Iron Man, Captain America, Winter Soldier, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Scarlett Witch, War Machine, Falcon, Ant-Man, The Vision, Spider-Man, Black Panther and maybe even more we don’t know about yet.

In a recent interview with Comicbook.comCivil War director Anthony Russo explained the Russos’ approach to a movie with such a big number of important characters, assuring that fans would be pleased:

We know how important these characters are. We love these characters ourselves. We know that there’s somebody sitting out there in the audience whose favorite character is that one, even if that character has only a few scenes in the movie. We want to make sure everyone’s coming to the movie and it’s going to get a lot of satisfaction and have a lot of fun with what’s being done with their favorite character in the movie, regardless of who it is. We work really hard to do a lot and do something special with characters who may only have limited screen time in the film.

He also confirmed that, despite the vast amount of characters, the film ultimately will be shaped by Captain America’s point of view:

My brother and I, we’ve always loved ensemble storytelling. And if you look at a lot of our work, we worked in ensembles a lot from our first movie Welcome to Collinwood to our television shows. We love ensembles, and I think we’re kind of in tune to the idea of telling the story that has more than a single protagonist. We like that kind of story. We like depth storytelling. We like layered storytelling. Joe and I, as we were developing the script with the writers, we like to pick a path and look at the script from every different character’s point of view. Even though it’s Cap’s movie, and the ultimate way we decide where to go with the film is filtered through Cap’s perspective, we do take time and walk ourselves through the story from every single character’s point of view as if it’s their movie.

Since the Russos often talk about their personal love for these characters and Marvel trusts them with both Civil War and Infinity War, which will feature even more characters, it’s probably safe to assume that they can handle it.

What are your guys’ thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments!

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6.


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