January 11, 2016
'Avengers: Infinity War' To Have 67 Characters And Will This Include Guardians Of The Galaxy? [Rumors]

The Avengers: Infinity War movies and this year's Captain America: Civil War are being helmed by Joe and Anthony Russo and thus comes the ramping up of phase three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

During an interview at the 2016 Wizard World convention in New Orleans, and interesting piece of information came up during a panel involving the Russo brothers. It was said that a quantifiable amount of characters could be planned for Infinity War, according to Comic Book Movie.

In the interview, Anthony confused his S.H.I.E.L.D. agents while on the subject of Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter - he accidentally referred to her as Sharon Carter, who is played by Emily VanCamp in Captain America: Civil War. With Avengers: Infinity War, this is easily understandable as his brother Joe clarified that this confusion was likely due to having to deal with 67 character. That being said, is this likely new information about the amount of characters taking on the Mad Titan Thanos? Even in the Infinity Gauntlet story line there was a sizable line-up.
"We have so many characters we're dealing with. We're breaking ground on Avengers: Infinity War. We have a board with 67 characters on it. You have to forgive him."
That being said it was mentioned by the Russo brothers that we "will not be disappointed in the amount of characters in the movie" according to Slash Film.

In the Infinity War two-part movie series, will these 67 also include Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Yondu, Nebula, and other characters from James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy? At the end of the movie, Drax already said he's coming for Thanos, and Gamora has relational ties to the Mad Titan as well. So would it not make sense for them to be in the movie?

When asked about the presence of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the film, one of the co-directors mentioned that they would prefer to keep it on the down low for now, as a "surprise." From what he stated, it sounds like they could be staying true to the event that occurred in the Marvel comics.

For those who had read the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos was quite an adversary that had to take on a sizable amount of characters from the Marvel universe.

"The concept of Infinity War is that the Marvel universe unites to battle the greatest threat to the world and universe that you've ever seen, and we're going to honor that concept."
That said, according to Joe Russo, Avengers: Infinity War: Part 1 and 2 are said to be far different from their works on Captain America: Civil War and Winter Soldier. The director was reminded of the seven times he had seen Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, co-written by Lawrence Kasdan.
Infinity War director Joe Russo shared with his fans how he and his brothers had a passion for Dungeons and Dragons and all things sci-fi, fantasy, and geeky. He spoke of how they intend on bring on board a "psychological realism" to it all with the Infinity War movies. The spin on this would be attempting to get this work on the "cosmic side" of things and to utilize what they had already worked on in the Captain America movies.
"We also are going to work really hard to bring a psychological realism. We obviously can't bring a naturalism to it because it doesn't really exist outside of science fiction, but we can bring that psychological realism to it, to the characters, and that's going to be our focus… Also, it's going to be our focus to explore the cosmic side, applying the same rules that we like to apply to the last two films that we've done."
They even gave a similar example of their directing style as to how they would present the Tom Holland version of Spider-Man in the Captain America: Civil War movie, according to Inquisitr.

Avengers Infinity War - Part I is scheduled for release on May 4, 2018 and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II is set for May 3, 2019.

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