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