Avengers: Infinity War structured after 'smash and grab '90s heist films'

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Jul 26, 2017

Fans at San Diego Comic-Con got a sneak peek at Avengers: Infinity War, which made the next assembly of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes look like an all-out, well, war — but directors Joe and Anthony Russo are looking somewhere else for inspiration.

Joe Russo said they’re looking to heist films while framing up the bones of Infinity War, likely with everyone trying to grab those pesky Infinity Stones before Thanos can use them to scorch the Earth to nothing. He also said they’re wanting to turn Thanos into the modern-day Darth Vader, which is certainly no easy task (and Kylo Ren better be watching his back).

Here’s an excerpt from his comments:

“The stakes are incredibly high. I wanted to turn Thanos into Darth Vader for a new generation. He’s an incredibly intense character. Sociopathic. He takes no prisoners. I think the audience needs to be prepared when they go see these movies.

Structurally, with this first film, Avengers 3, we’ve been using smash and grab ’90s heist films. There’s a real urgency to the film and it adds a level of excitement and relentlessness to the movie. It’s a lot of divergent narratives coming together into a climax.”

The Russos certainly have a tall order, bringing together a decade’s worth of films and dozens of characters, from Spider-Man to Star-Lord. A sense of urgency makes sense to keep it moving, because it’d be easy to start drowning in all those stories being juggled along the way.

What do you think? Like what we’re hearing about Infinity War?

(Via Comic Book Movie)