‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Director on the Film’s High Stakes

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos

Despite a widespread of acclaim for their films, Marvel has always experienced one consistent criticism. Their films tend to not contain any stakes. Character death fake-outs and predictable endings are common traits for a Marvel film. However, that will all soon change according to Joe Russo, co-director of Avengers: Infinity War.

In an interview with MTV, Russo discussed the film’s high stakes and cautioned fans that they should be preapred for what’s about to come:

“My brother [Anthony Russo] and I believe in stakes. I believe that everything has to have an end at some point in order for it to have value. The audience should be prepared.”

It’s not like Marvel is disproving this statement either. Kevin Feige recently spoke in a similar manner when discussing the massive Marvel film:

“It’ll be emotional for a lot of different reasons. As all our films try to do, we want to have the laughs, we want to have the heart, we want to have the humor, and Infinity War has all of that.”

Long story short, don’t expect every single MCU character to walk out of the war for the infinity gauntlet. In the comics, the Infinity Gauntlet and Infinity War stories killed off several Marvel characters but did eventually bring them back into the fold. However it sounds like Joe Russo is preparing fans for the worst. If the D23 footage has anything to say about it, it’s that Thanos is here and he’s unleashing hell on earth.

Avengers: Infinity War bursts into theatres on May 4, 2018.

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