Avengers: Infinity War’s Multi-Perspective Stories Will Feature ‘Everybody’
“Everything” is the operative word there since Infinity War (Avengers 3 in 2018 and Avengers 4 in 2019) really will include everything. It aims to be the biggest superhero movie ever, far bigger than even Captain America: Civil War (which, to put that in perspective, features two teams of Avengers battling each other). Directors Anthony and Joe Russo have already joked that there will be 67 characters in the movie, including brand new characters, and shared their excitement for working with Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and the cast of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
Speaking with CB during the junket this weekend, Anthony Russo explained that part of telling such a massive story (and both movies will be shot entirely on IMAX cameras) is to tell it from the point of view of different characters, almost like a series of vignettes.
“Oh, yeah! I mean, it has to. It’s a culmination of everything that’s occurred in the Marvel Universe up to the point where the Marvel Universe is released. Some of those films haven’t even hit yet. We’re going to be dealing with some of the characters from those movies who are going to be in Infinity War. They’re massive in scope and scale but that’s the point. The point is for them to be as ambitious as they possibly can be. They’re going to be multi-perspective films.
They’re not called ‘Captain America: Infinity War,’ they’re called Infinity War. You’re going to be moving around through different perspectives of the characters. It’s like Nashville for super heroes. It’s storytelling that is vignetted storytelling. It’s to composite all of them under one story – everybody. You can culminate without all of them, so…”