We’re still a long ways off from the two-part Avengers: Infinity War movie, and very little is really known about it at this point. While Thanos is obviously going to be the main villain, as he looks to bring together the Infinity Stones, there’s still a lot of questions left unanswered.
Are we going to see The Avengers team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy? And how will heroes like Spider-Man and Daredevil factor into the story? All that remains to be seen, but we do now know where directors Joe and Anthony Russo are turning to for inspiration.
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Talking at a press event to mark the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron on DVD and Blu-ray, producer Jeremy Latcham revealed the following about at least some of the comic books that the Captain America: Civil War directors are currently looking at as they prepare to start work on the biggest Avengers movie to date.
“I was in an Infinity War meeting with the Russos earlier today and there are really old Starlin stuff, there’s really new Hickman stuff, there’s all kinds of stuff sitting on this table. And it’s really kind of chaotic, like ‘Oh, there’s a great issue here. There’s a great moment here. Let’s talk about all of them. Let’s make sure we are looking at everything.’ I think that’s part of what’s fun, it doesn’t matter when it was written, in the books, if it’s great it’s great and we want to find a way to put it into the movie. Part of the job. Part of the fun.”
While that may not shed any light on the plot, it should help ease the minds of anyone not confident in the Russos’ ability to deliver (which would be pretty ridiculous given their amazing work on Captain America: The Winter Soldier). The work of both Starlin and Hickman with Thanos is incredible, especially in the case of the former, and it’s going to be interesting to see what, if anything, the directors borrow from their work.