Robert Downey Jr. Says ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Avoids Repetition

Avengers Infinity War

The Marvel Cinematic universe has seen numerous entries over ten years. With films featuring a core group of characters, it can be hard not to retread old ideas. Luckily, a wide variety of source material helps to keep the film’s fresh. It can still be hard to continue to top the epic scenes we get in each installment. Avengers: Infinity War is a culmination of ten years in the MCU and we’re all expecting it to be the biggest movie in the history of the franchise. During a press conference for the film, Robert Downey Jr. spoke on the challenges of creating an epic film without reusing old ideas.

Downey used the airport fight scene in Captain America: Civil War as an example of a moment that had to be topped:

“I read in some magazine that the #1 voted moment was the airport fight in Civil War, because so many of the superheroes [are there]. And now that the universe has expanded even more, I think one thing that the creatives always don’t want to do is do a bigger repeat of something that’s already worked well. So without giving anything away, I think that the challenge this time was how do you top or better or expand something, without repeating something that’s already been executed well before. It’s kinda like, I call it the ‘Anti-Process’, usually if something works, we’re just going to keep doing that.”

It’s certainly a challenge presented to the Russo Brothers. There is bound to be difficulty topping such an iconic scene without repeating what’s already been done. However, from what we saw in the trailers, it looks like Avengers: Infinity War will have plenty of epic scenes of its own.

Here is the synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War: 

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner and Paul Rudd.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27, 2018.

5 Marvel Supporting Characters Who Need To Join The ‘Thor’ World

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Thor Chris Hemsworth Marvel Cinematic UniverseNow that Thor: Ragnarok is behind us, it’s time for fans to start speculating about where the God of Thunder is likely to go next! As things continue to change for Thor moving forward, it’s only fitting that the world around him starts to expand. Ragnarok is introducing newcomers Hela and Skurge to the Marvel Cinematic Universe family, but there’s always room for more expansion.

Thor has a rich group of supporting characters that have either gone on adventures with him or faced him on the battlefield. Some of Thor’s main companions, like Lady Sif and the Warriors Three, have already been introduced and become fan-favorite characters for MCU viewers. Given that Marvel Studios seems to like shaking things up, it seems likely that some of Thor’s lesser-known acquaintances will end up on the big screen soon enough.

Hit Next to find out about five characters who should join Thor on his next solo adventure!

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Louis Otero

Louis Otero

Louis is a New York-based journalist. You can hear more about his love for genre flicks and superheroes on his weekly podcast Random Movie Roulette.