Phase 3 of the MCU is kicking off with a game changing movie in the form of Captain America: Civil War, but it will also end with one when the two-part Avengers: Infinity War hits the big screen. The battle against Thanos is something Marvel has been building towards since 2012, and we’re no doubt going to see plenty of huge moments and unexpected twists and turns when the film is released.
In a recent interview, directors Joe and Anthony Russo shed some light on how Avengers: Infinity War might shake up the roster of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and it sounds like we’re in for quite a treatl
“Everything is finite, right? Nothing can last forever, It’s cyclical. Some New Avengers in phase 4 are going to become prominent and then maybe some Avengers might not be around anymore. So, we’ll see how all this plays out but you have to treat every character with respect. I think it’s interesting that if you’ve seen four or five movies with the lead character having an arc, I want to see some story telling from some of the secondary characters.
We’re focusing on that right now with Infinity War while we’re breaking into those movies, is which characters can we pull to the forefront who potentially haven’t had their own ‘A’ story arc to this point. I think you’ll see that the supporting Avengers are going to become primary Avengers.”
There are really countless directions in which Marvel could go after this movie, whether it’s having the likes of Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Spider-Man taking over from Captain America, Iron Man and Thor, or even adding a Guardian of the Galaxy or two to the roster. Unfortunately, we won’t find out how this is going to pan out until Avengers: Infinity War reaches the big screen, but until then, we can always speculate.