It sounds like Kevin Feige has a plan for handling all of the characters in Avengers: Infinity War.
Avengers: Infinity War is shaping up to be the largest cinematic endeavor that Marvel Studios has ever attempted. As most of us know, the two-film event will involve a number of different characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has caused some to fear that each character won’t get the proper amount of screen time. Kevin Feige had a few things to say about this, which should ease concerns.
While speaking with Mama Smith’s alongside James Gunn, the Marvel Studios head was asked how the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and other characters would come together and interact in the upcoming films. Feige answered by saying that each character has a significant role to play, and revealed that most of the meetings between the characters have been filmed:
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"“As with all of the connectivity between our characters on various films, you have to be careful about it. We never want it to just seem like characters are popping their heads out of windows and saying “Hello” and then going back in. Believe me, it’d be easier to do it that way, but it wouldn’t be as satisfying. So a big role, a small role, regardless of the actual screen time that any single character has – and I think you’ve seen this in the Avengers films, and in Civil War last year – it’ll be very meaningful and very important to the story that we’re telling. That film is shooting right now and we’ve already shot a lot of those interactions, and it’s very exciting.”"
Servicing so many characters is clearly no easy task, and Feige and company seem to know that each one must contribute something to the story. As he mentioned, last year’s Captain America: Civil War is a prime example. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely proved that they can juggle an ensemble cast and give each character their moment to shine.
We still have quite a wait for Avengers: Infinity War, and until we see it, we can only imagine how things will play out for these characters.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018, while the Untitled Avengers Sequel arrives on May 3, 2019.