Avengers: Infinity War is the highest grossing film of the year so far and just recently joined an exclusive movie club as it has become the fourth film in cinema history to surpass $2 billion dollars. And that’s not a surprising fact. Avengers: Infinity War was a film eighteen previous movies had been building to and it delivered on almost every level of sheer enjoyment that we expected from a film that was supposedly the culmination of ten years of work. The only criticism the movie managed to garner from both critics and casual moviegoers was that the tragic ending of the film, as shocking as it may be, was destined to be reversed. I mean, Marvel wouldn’t possibly dare to kill off some of their biggest players…would they? In a recent interview from the Russo Brothers they might’ve just confirmed the unthinkable as they have stated that we should take the deaths of those disintegrated by Thanos’s infamous finger snap seriously. Here’s a following quote from them.
“I think it’s important to remember anything is possible in the MCU [Marvel Cinematic Universe]. Just because there’s a sequel on the books doesn’t mean… people become accustomed to time moving linearly in the MCU. That doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. There’s a lot of very inventive ways of where the story can go from here.”
So basically they are kind of hinting at the idea that both Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 and the Black Panther sequel are actually prequels that happen prior to Avengers: Infinity War, which actually makes a lot of sense if you think about the time frame both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther sat in. Each film’s story happened shortly thereafter Captain America: Civil War and so that means nearly two years went by before the galactic ending events of Infinity War. It makes sense that both Spider-Man and King T’Challa would have more adventures within that large stretch of time.
This is a very hard pill to swallow if the Russo Brothers are indeed telling the truth because so many amazing heroes would be gone. I mean, Star-Lord, Groot, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, etc. Could they really be gone…forever?
This recent statement from the Russo Brothers troubles me even more because Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) has been asked whether we can expect a Doctor Strange sequel in the upcoming years and he hasn’t given a definite yes. In fact, he’s told people if Marvel calls him back he’d be willing to reprise the role again. That sounds a lot like somebody who has been potentially killed out of a franchise.
I don’t know. Maybe I’m overreacting and the Russo Brothers are just trying to cause a diversion so that moviegoers start doubting the inevitable reverse situation in Avengers 4. And then again, they might be telling the truth and that means now when I think about the end of Infinity War I am legitimately horrified at what happened.
How do you feel about the Russo Brothers’ statement? Do you think it’s a distraction or an unsettling truth? I’d love to hear thoughts in the comments below.
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