Infinity War Scribe Likens The MCU Climax To Game Of Thrones

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Day by day, we’re beginning to form a clearer picture of Avengers: Infinity War and the lasting effect it’ll have on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Said to be a superhero smackdown unlike any other, Joe and Anthony Russo’s mega-movie is building on a 10-year legacy of wise-cracking heroes, full-blown alien invasions and Infinity Stones capable of wiping out half of humanity (and perhaps the universe?) in the blink of an eye. Suffice it to say, the stakes have never been higher.

Indeed, from a storytelling perspective, the magnitude and sense of closure that will come from Avengers: Infinity War is on par with the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, according to screenwriter Christopher Markus.

And even now, not unlike something like Game of Thrones, where you have this vast canvas with characters you’ve been watching this guy over here molesting this girl over here in the East for years and only now does it have that feeling of massive plates shifting and finally bringing these characters near each other.

Meanwhile, his co-writer Stephen McFeely went on to explain the underlying chemistry – the lifeblood – of Avengers: Infinity War, which he hopes will be similar to that of the original Avengers movie.

That’s part of the ‘strange alchemy’ right? One of the reasons that first Avengers movie was so popular and so exciting is, you were taking 4 franchises and smashing them into each other. Hopefully we have the same kind of magic here, where we bring this completely different set of characters and smash them into varying groups of our characters.

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He concluded:

Another thing to think about, one of the challenges we’ve had is, how do you make sure this is not 25 people moving from one scene to one scene to one scene? So we talk, being a little facetious about it, but we talk about how it’s like Nashville [television show], right? So you’ve got 4 or 5 different stories weaved together and then come together and then break apart. So, you get all these different pairings and groupings of 4 and 5 and 6.

Expect Avengers: Infinity War to shake the MCU down to its very foundations on April 27th.

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