It’s been a tradition of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to cherry pick from different comic book storylines without venturing into full-on adaptation territory. Fans have recognized certain lines of dialogue and callbacks to specific panels, but the films have largely deviated from those original stories. With Avengers: Infinity War, the filmmakers have gone even further out of their way to ensure that the surprises in the film will shock everyone, including comic book readers.
While speaking to Cinema Blend, actors Mark Ruffalo and Chadwick Baseman shared that the basis for the Infinity War story can’t be traced back to any one comic book issue. Ruffalo said the following:
“This one, we’re in new territory, really.
“It’s different in this one, I don’t know how to explain it. It’s just because we’re in so many different places.”
Ruffalo explained that while films like Thor: Ragnarok have pulled from specific runs, it’s a completely different case for Avengers: Infinity War:
“And it’s so different from the comic books. There’s elements that are clearly the same, but when you really start to get into the story, everything changes. I did… Planet Hulk was a big influence for Thor 3, and the idea, the inkling of World War Hulk starts to… I read (that) way before doing this, and there’s some interesting stuff in there, but honestly nothing so far directly related to this. … [Infinity Gauntlet] is informative as well, but then again, it just gets so off of that topic that it starts to become a little confusing, where you’re like ‘Why isn’t this in there? Why are we doing this?'”
Boseman wants fans to leave some of those expectations at the door and just enjoy the film for what it is:
“It actually takes away from what is actually happening in front of you I think, in this case.”
How do you feel about Infinity War being so different from the comics? Let us know down in the comments section below!
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Tom Hiddleston, Benicio Del Toro, Danai Gurira and Josh Brolin. Here’s the synopsis:
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.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27, 2018.
Source: Cinema Blend
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