Even the biggest movie of the year isn’t above criticism, and sure enough, despite the largely positive reception to Avengers: Infinity War, it was inevitable that viewers would find some flaws in the film. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, however, will be paying these complaints no mind as they work towards the release of Avengers 4.
Speaking to Deadline, Joe makes the case that the filmmaking siblings operate best when they don’t let outside voices influence their judgement.
“You know, it’s always an agenda of ours to block out the outside noise because it can lead you to make some bad choices with the material. We’ve learned over the years just to listen to ourselves, and it’s great that there’s two of us that we can have conversations with each other. We can really stay insulated and reinforce one another in our belief in the story that we’re telling.”
While there’s certainly something to be said for directors who are willing to listen to constructive criticism of their work, the Russo brothers’ attitude of staying true to their own vision still makes a lot of sense. No film is going to please everyone, so perhaps the best thing that the pair can do is make the movie that they want to make and hope it lands with audiences. Besides, if you’d just directed one of the highest-grossing films of all time, how motivated would you feel to change your approach for the sequel?
Moreover, Joe goes on to point out that the next movie is already well on its way to completion, with production having wrapped at the start of this year.
“I feel like with Avengers 4, because it was made before there was any response to Avengers 3, it’s really pure in that regard. The storytelling is very pure. It’s without any sort of external noise creeping in at.”
That being said, you can expect to hear plenty of “external noise” around Avengers 4 until the film finally comes out on May 3rd, 2019.