You know, isn’t it enough that Thanos pretty much emerged out of Avengers: Infinity War as the victor? He snapped half of humanity out of existence. He brought Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to their lowest point and while that may all be changed in Avengers 4, Thanos had a pretty sizable goal that he managed to achieve. So what more could he possibly have? Well, he could’ve been the one talking us through the series of events. In fact, that was apparently once part of the plan, according to the Russo Brothers.
Earlier this week, the Russo Brothers participated in a Q&A with Collider during a screening of Avengers: Infinity War. Among the many topics discussed during this discussion, none of which had anything to do with Avengers 4, by the way, the Russos revealed that one of their three drafts for Infinity War, which came in at 250 pages, had Thanos as the film’s narrator. More than that, the film was nonlinear in structure and approach and would have provided backstory for the Black Order. May they rest in peace. Here, have a look:
“We did three drafts of this that were all radically different. One draft involved Thanos as the narrator of the film. It was non-linear in structure, it had backstories for the Black Order, and they were all introduced in very cool sequences. But it ended up being a 250-page script and we thought, ‘Alright, we can’t fit all of this storytelling.'”
But ultimately the directing duo, as well as writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, decided to change course, even though they did feel that having Thanos as narrator provided some introspection into his character:
“I think writing out Thanos’ narration gave us insight into who he was as a character and what we wanted him to do in this film. So then it was much easier once we started pulling all that out to make it subtext for him as a character, and to make a more linear structure.”
It would’ve been interesting to see how that original script would have played out, not just to see things further from Thanos’ point of view, but also provide some backstory to the Black Order as well. But at the end of the day, what viewers got was still a solid film, regardless of the film’s narrative structure. But would you have wanted to see Thanos serve as the narrator of Infinity War? Could that possibly be in play for Avengers: Untitled? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Avengers: Infinity War is available now on Digital HD, 4K, Blu-Ray, and DVD.
‘Captain Marvel’ Funko Toys Confirm Carol Danvers’ Cat Will Appear
With just about four months away from the release of Captain Marvel, Funko has now revealed its upcoming line of Pop! Vinyl Figures that are tied-in to the highly-anticipated film that features Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the titular heroine and perhaps the most powerful character in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The reveal of this new line of Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures show off some of the characters set to appear in the film, one of which includes Carol Danvers' feline companion Goose the Cat.
The name of our heroine's cat may come as a surprise to fans of the comics because in previous incarnations, Captain Marvel's cat is named Chewie and is actually part of the Flerken species.
You can check out two collectible Funko figures of Goose the Cat in the gallery down below. You can start viewing the images by clicking "Next".
Are you excited to see Carol Danvers' Goose the Cat in the film? What do you make of the new name choice instead of Chewie? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the MCU.
Here is the synopsis for the film:
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.