It was always going to be a tough task for the Avengers to hold their own against the might of Thanos, but they’ll be even more unprepared than you’d think when the Mad Titan attacks in Avengers: Infinity War. As seen at the end of Captain America: Civil War, the heroes who are Earth’s last hope will be scattered when the movie begins, which will cause major problems for their battle against Josh Brolin’s big bad.
Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely recently spoke about the importance they felt in not “devaluing” the storyline of Civil War in Infinity War and promised that the in-fighting amongst the Avengers would have major repercussions for this movie, causing the splintered superheroes to be “ill-prepared” to handle what’s coming.
CHRISTOPHER MARKUS: That is something we didn’t want to blow off. Didn’t want to devalue Civil War by having a phone call saying, “Let’s all get back together because there’s an even worse guy.” Nah, everything’s fine now. So we dragged that a long way through it so that we are valuing the resentments we’ve built up between these characters.
STEPHEN MCFEELY: They’re ill-prepared to handle this.
CHRISTOPHER MARKUS: Yeah. And it shows.
Civil War set up a way for Team Cap and Team Iron Man to come together again, with Steve Rogers sending Tony Stark a number that he can contact him by if the situation ever required it. That suggested their fighting might be at an end. However, it’s clear that their resentments and differences won’t be entirely sorted out in Infinity War, even if they’ve decided to come together for a greater cause.
Stars Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans have said as much as well. The man behind Captain America stated that he thinks the pair of leading Avengers have “not moved on, but maybe buried some things.” Downey, meanwhile, hinted that their friendship will be more hostile than Evans believes, as he said that if he were Tony, his “instinct would be to bust his jaw.”
Avengers: Infinity War hits cinemas on April 27th.