When it comes to Avengers: Infinity War, the large cast, the 10-year build up to the story line and the event of the year, it didn’t scar off screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. However, their success in bringing Marvel Cinematic Universe fans a movie they won’t soon forget has also left many cringing at the thought that they have to wait a year for the rest of the answers.
SPOILERS AHEAD FOR INFINITY WAR!
The end of the movie brought a range of emotion as Thanos snapped his fingers and completed his plan by wiping out half the universe, including some of the well-known heroes we have come to love. How did the writers decide to make that come about? Well, when speaking to THR, they spoke up about how Kevin Feige told then not to be afraid of going there. Stephen McFeely said:
“The question was, How do you get there? How do you bring the most story and emotion and pathos? And was it going to be where it was? Do you do it at the end of the movie? Do you do it at some other spot?”
However, the ending didn’t answer questions as much as it opened up a whole line of new ones. There is so much going on and yes, it should be clear as day what is happening, but when is that ever the case in a Marvel film? Christopher Markus said:
“There are still questions. What are they (The Avengers) going to do, and all those sorts of things. But if you had stopped it before he snapped his fingers, or with four stones, that really is just a pause button. That really is just going, What’s he going to do? Will your hero stop dangling from the cliff? And we wanted to put a much more definitive Yes, this happens. Deal with it, tone at the end of it, rather than jerk you around.”
What about Ant-Man? Why isn’t he in the film? Of course, many thought this was coming when he wasn’t in any of the promotional material, others thought it was to get us going, but the truth is, his role in Avengers 4 is going to be pretty big. Per McFeely:
“When we get to this time next year, all will become clear. Ant-Man clearly had a specific requirement, which is he had an entire movie (July’s Ant-Man and The Wasp) that is going to come between these two movies. Same thing with Captain Marvel, by the way. We looked at that as an opportunity, not as some sort of back-bend we had to do.”
While the ending of Infinity War is not one we will be able to get out of our heads anytime soon, it really was amazing. Watching half the population disappear right before our eyes, watching Peter Parker disappear from Tony Stark‘s view, and even the last-minute call out for help from Nick Fury before he disappears. It all leads somewhere, and I bet it will be great, and its all thanks to the writers and them sticking to their guns to bring us that ending that shocks us to the core.
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