Avengers: Infinity War Will Top Civil War’s Airport Battle Scene


When I say that Captain America: Civil War is one of my favorite Marvel films, I have good reason for doing so. I mean, not only did it greatly affect the landscape of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it was also tightly written, featured impeccable characterization, and boasted some of the best action sequences in modern superhero cinema.

Of course, it’s the pivotal and dynamic airport scene that should be springing to mind right about now. Laying claim to some truly incredible choreography, said scene was a magnum opus in both fighting and teamwork, with every character getting their spots. That said, one can only assume that directors Joe and Anthony Russo attempt to go bigger and better with Avengers: Infinity War.

Attempting to tease what’s to come, while also no doubt trying to avoid spoilers, Joe had this to say to ComicBook.com:

“We have an equivalent that’s like, if you had a comic book and you opened it up to your double panel, and then you fold it out, and then you folded it out again and again.”

Seemingly finishing his brother’s thought, Anthony added the following:

“And then you got another comic book out and laid it next to it.”

Naturally, one would assume this to be the big battle sequence set to occur in Wakanda, but we can never be too sure. After all, none of us outside the film’s production know of what’ll take place partway through, or in the third act. Either way, it’s fun to speculate.

Beyond that, what Joe followed with sounds exciting for we the viewers, but portentous for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes:

“We’ll say this: we like mature storytelling. We like traumatic storytelling. We like intense storytelling. I think we appreciate conflict, and we appreciate stakes. Without stakes, it really isn’t a lot of value to the story. I think, if you look at the Marvel Universe as a whole, as a story that’s been told for 10 years, you can look at this as the climax. The stakes will be higher in this movie than they’ve ever been, times 10.”

Avengers: Infinity War arrives in theaters on April 27.