Joe Russo Talks About The Hardest Part Of Directing Avengers: Infinity War


Though they’ve gained a great deal of experience in star-studded ensemble movies thanks to Captain America: Civil War, Joe and Anthony Russo still consider Avengers: Infinity War to be their greatest challenge yet.

That’s something the former addressed while chatting to Cinema Blend at SDCC. More specifically, Joe Russo pinpointed what he believes to be the hardest part of helming Infinity War. No prizes for guessing, either, as the writer-director said that juggling all of the many storylines within the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most difficult thing about orchestrating the third Avengers movie.

It may not introduce any new characters, per se, but the casting docket for Avengers: Infinity War is already the stuff of legend, so we can only imagine the deliberation that goes on behind the scenes, particularly as Joe and Anthony Russo’s 2018 blockbuster begins to near the end of principal photography. Their secret weapon? Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who’ve worked across The Winter Soldier and Captain America Civil War.

Everything is setting up Infinity War. Every narrative that you have seen in any of the Marvel movies leading up to this point comes to bear in some way because all of the characters and all of the franchises are coming together, bringing their themes and their tone and the things that motivate the characters are driving them through this story. It has been the hardest part of the job for us, is melding all of that together.

Continuing on, the director noted that having Markus and McFeely on board has been a great help to them.

But thankfully, we got Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely working with us. They are incredible collaborators. They wrote Winter Soldier for us, and Civil War. Now they’re writing both Avengers movies. I feel like we’ve got a great Vulcan mind meld between the two of them, and me and my brother.

For fans on the outside looking in, arguably one of the more intriguing elements underpinning Infinity War is how each character comes together in the first place. We know that Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder will hitch a ride in the Milano, after inexplicably crossing paths with the Guardians of the Galaxy, while the Winter Soldier was last seen housed up in the fictional nation of Wakanda. We’ve merely scratched the surface, but you’re no doubt beginning to get a sense of the task at hand.

Avengers: Infinity War is pegged for release on May 4th, 2018, and a large chunk of Marvel’s event movie will seemingly take place on Earth.

Source: Cinema Blend

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