It’s been apparent for a long time that Avengers: Infinity War will feature a massive cast, including pretty much every major superhero introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date. However, there still remains the question of just where, exactly, much of the film’s action takes place. With the addition of Thanos and his Infinity Gauntlet, one might expect the story to be set primarily in the cosmic corners of the MCU — but according to one of the film’s directors, that’s not the case.
While speaking with CinemaBlend, Infinity War co-director Joe Russo revealed that although the film has cosmic stakes, “a good amount” of the story unfolds on Earth.
“It’s a lot of different narratives driving towards each other,” he said. “A lot of different characters, so you have to tell a lot of story. And it’s a good mix between space and Earth.”
Seeing as how Thanos needs to travel to Earth to gather the necessary Infinity Stones for the Gauntlet, it shouldn’t be too surprising that a large portion of the story sticks close to home. Still, it sounds as if the action will be split pretty evenly between familiar surroundings and larger, cosmic sets.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War boasts a sprawling ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. The film arrives in theaters May 4, 2018, with the untitled sequel opening May 3, 2019.
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