‘Captain America: Civil War’ Screenwriters Hint At ‘Guardians’ Crossover In ‘Infinity War’


Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are opening up about their recent film, Captain America: Civil War and another upcoming project, Avengers: Infinity War (title will be changing)Markus and McFeely work closely with directors The Russo Brothers within the Marvel Cinematic Universe and everything has been leading up to a battle against Thanos.

In an interview with the Nerdist, Markus and McFeely add that Infinity War could very well expand past the Avengers and could include characters from Guardians of the Galaxy.

“Certainly interested in it! It’s very interesting. Let me put it this way. You know who owns that gauntlet, right? And you know who’s in another movie, whose kids are in that movie… You do the math!”

The Russo Brothers also have been open about the rights to certain characters that they have to use within the Infinity War storyline. In an interview with Screen Crush, the Russo’s were asked whether they would use “existing characters as analogs for very important characters you don’t own the rights to?”

Joe Russo: “Yes. You can take the core mythology and apply it to different characters.”

Anthony Russo: “We don’t feel obligated to do that. We would rather see a new version of a story than a literal interpretation of a story that already existed. That’s part of the fun of it for us. So we lean that way with things. But we always want to take what’s fun and creatively exciting from the books. It’s cherry picking for our own narrative needs.”

The latest Marvel film, Captain America: Civil War is in theaters now.

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd and Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl. Anthony & Joe Russo are directing with Kevin Feige producing.

Source: The Nerdist 

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  • Marquis de Sade

    If done right, and the stars are perfectly aligned, this could be Marvel’s first back to back $2 billion franchise.

    • Vegas82

      Would be quite the leap from their other offerings to make it to $2 Billion. The most they’ve banked up until now is 1.5. Oh, and there are 2 films that release between the Infinity War parts.

    • Chris Johnson

      Personally, as long as the films are enjoyable to me, the BO discussion is irrelevant. That being stated, it would be wise to limit those sort of lofty expectations. After all, I’m sure you remember what was predicted for Age of Ultron? Many believed that film what make $2 billion and perform far better that it’s predecessor’s opening weekend. Neither happened. I didn’t enjoy that film personally either way. Still, it did very well regardless. Then you take Winter Soldier. That film didn’t open above $100 million and didn’t top $800 million WW, yet for me, it’s the very best film in the franchise thus far.

      So, as long as I enjoy the film, the rest is immaterial.

      • Axxell

        It’s still interesting to talk about the financial happenings of these films because it speaks about their future. The more money they make, the more secure it is, and that’s something every comic book fan should be invested in.