The Avengers: Infinity War Marvel Studios directors attended a Q and A session and teased the New Avengers as a future of the Marvel phase four plan at the recent 2016 New Orleans Wizard World convention, according to Collider. When questioned about changing out characters for the future to join the Avengers team, director Joe Russo acknowledged, “Everything is finite, right?” He even mentioned the likelihood of characters no longer being present in future films. Something the words uttered by Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“Everything is finite, right? Nothing can last forever. It’s cyclical. Some New Avengers in Phase Four are going to become prominent and then maybe some Avengers might not be around anymore.”
As the Avengers: Infinity War movie makes it’s way into the forefront and hopping then into the phase four movies, Joe talked about how he would even like to see the second tier characters even have their own story arcs.
“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.”
In Avengers: Age of Ultron, there looked to be a bit of that going on at the end where Hulk scuttled out towards the ocean, and Tony Stark made to possibly live the simple life with Pepper Potts.
Also at the movie’s conclusion looked to be the introduction of the “new” Avengers of War Machine, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and Falcon, with Captain America and Black Widow leading them to training. Which is interesting because during the Wizard World interview the emcee asked what characters would be the next coming ensemble of Avengers. Everyone laughed as most fans and directors know that’s something strictly confidential, as always.
Infinity War and Captain America: Civil War director Anthony Russo chimed in on a video by ComicBook.com in on the subject of other characters who lack screen time, but still may be of interest to fans no matter how obscure the character. Apparently value is given to them based on their appeal to certain members of the Marvel movie audience.
“We always reflect on the idea that whatever character happens to show up on the screen at any given moment there’s somebody in the audience, in that theater, that’s their favorite character.”
Joe said in an interview recently that they “have a board with 67 characters” for Avengers: Infinity War, according to Inquisitr. With that many choices, who knows whom they will pick for the New Avengers, right? In the comic books, there had been a slew of well drawn characters taking on the Mad Titan, so it would stand to reason they have a lot to work with.
No one has been named beyond the realm of phase four for the New Avengers, although in the comics, according to Comic Vine, Doctor Strange joined the Avengers in 2005, so will the movies go in sync around our current turn of the century timeline in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well? Then there’s T’Challa/Black Panther and Ant-Man to consider. And even in the comic books, Spider-Man joined the New Avengers there. Then there’s Captain Marvel, who at one point led The Avengers, so could this possibly be happen in the movies, too? Tony Stark’s replacement even? We shall see.
For now, fans and audience can enjoy the Russo brothers’ Captain America: Civil War come May 6. The Avengers: Infinity War movies will debut in 2018 and 2019.
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