If you’ve seen Captain America: Civil War, you know it sets the bar pretty high as far as superhero action and comic book movie-making. It’s a bar the the cast and directors of the box-office smash said they would clear with the two-part Avengers: Infinity War (awaiting re-title) during interviews with Sky Movies (embed below). As Captain America himself Chris Evans succinctly puts it, “It takes the cake.”
Evans’ co-star Anthony Mackie spared no hyperbole.
“It’s going to be the Star Wars of our generation. I think with Infinity War is that no one has ever attempted anything like that. No other comic book franchise has ever put this many comic book characters in a movie. I think it’s going to be damn mind blowing when you see it.”
The directing brothers of Anthony & Joe Russo spoke of the dramatic potential post-Civil War and referred to the film as a “warm-up” for what is intended to be a culmination of the entire MCU up to that point.
“Joe Russo: We thought that the most compelling way to start off Infinity War would be to have the Avengers right off at the ends of the earth in complete conflict with each other when the greatest threat they’ve ever faced shows up, and it’s setting the ground work for Infinity War, but Civil War is not finished. It’s going, the story will continue, the story of this family will continue into those movies.
Anthony Russo: Civil War was very much a good warmup for us in terms of the storytelling for Infinity War because we’re dealing with such a large number of characters.
Joe Russo: Infinity War, the approach to those movies is that they’re culmination films. That they’re going to culminate everything that has come before them, and any Marvel movie that has come out to this point. So, it’s really banding together all the characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to face this threat together.”
One breakout character of last few Marvel films has been Paul Bettany’s Vision. With the mystery of the Mind Stone and his burgeoning romance with Wanda yet to be resolved, Vision promises to be a key part of the upcoming Avengers duology and Bettany couldn’t be more excited.
“What I have seen so far and heard so far is just, I mean, they, Marvel does it each time. It is huge, not jut in the sort of scale of what they’re going to attempt to do visually, but storywise the ideas are just massive and so much fun.”