Avengers: Infinity War co-director Joe Russo took part in a Q&A at a high school in Iowa, and responded to a question by a student about Joss Whedon’s decision to pair up Bruce Banner and Natasha Romanoff. While the Infinity War directing duo wasn’t involved in the decision, Joe Russo mentioned that he and his brother Anthony support it. Here’s what he had to say:
“Why go see the films when you know how it’s going to end? And it isn’t a translation. It’s our interpretation for the MCU — I think Joss was trying to find interesting ways of pairing up the characters and create dynamics between them. I know it seems to be a generally unpopular choice; you know you can’t win them all.”
The student pointed out that the relationship does not occur in the comic books, but it is clear that although the comic book origins of these characters are important to the directors, their main focus remains on telling the best story they can — even if it means deviating from the books.
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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, Infinity War 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 and Letitia Wright.