The Russo Brothers on how Avengers: Infinity War will be unique and different

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Apr 26, 2016, 4:10 PM EDT

While we eagerly await the premiere of Captain America: Civil War, directors Anthony and Joe Russo sat down for an interview with ComingSoon where they not only chatted about Cap’s third solo movie but also about the epic superhero team-up to end all epic superhero team-ups — Avengers: Infinity War - Part I & 2.

The Russo Brothers admitted that there were indeed a lot of characters for the next Avengers film (rumor is that there are more than 60), reminding us that Infinity War was the culmination of 10 years of Marvel Cinematic Universe storytelling (Iron Man came out in 2008, Infinity War – Part I is slated to premiere in 2018). “There’s a lot of characters,” said Joe Russo. “It’s a culmination film, so the whole idea and ambition behind the movies is to bring all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe together.”

His bother, Anthony Russo, had a bit more to say about the subject, adding:

“What Marvel’s done over the past ten years is unprecedented filmmaking, where you have this serialized storytelling with these interconnected characters who sort of weave together from film to film. Infinity War is meant to be the culmination of that entire journey that we started back with the first Iron Man.”

However, when asked whether any of the Marvel TV characters would appear in the movie (that would of course include ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Netlix series), the dynamic directing duo got super evasive on the subject, with Anthony Russo saying, “We explore all the options on a creative level, which is one thing we really love about Marvel. That’s how someone like Spider-Man ends up in a movie.”

Yep. Super evasive. But the most interesting tidbit was how they plan to breathe life into Infinity War. Here’s what Joe Russo said:

“We have a real responsibility in the culmination films to deal with characters that already have pre-existing storylines in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus, we’re bringing together the entire universe, so who knows if there will be room from a storytelling standpoint? They’ll be multi perspective movies, which will make them unique and different. We’ll check in with one character and move to another, so there’ll be vignettes to it and it will work towards a common plot that everybody is involved in, but ultimately, I think Civil War is a taste of the direction we’ll go in.”

What do you think of the way the Russo Brothers plan to approach Infinity War? With so many characters, the directors will have their work cut out for them, but if what's being said about Civil War is anything to go by (the movie is currently certified 97% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), then I think we can expect a movie that may just blow our minds.

Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, Avengers: Infinity War – Part I will arrive in theaters on May 4, 2018.

(via Comic Book Movie)