“Captain America: Civil War” arrived in theaters only last weekend, but the conclusion of that film — which split the Avengers into two separate teams — already has fans buzzing about its implications for “Avengers: Infinity War.” In a new series of interviews with Sky Movies, the cast and crew of “Civil War” discussed what sets “Infinity War” apart from other films, the scale of the movie and more.
“We thought the most compelling way to start off ‘Infinity War’ would be to have the Avengers right off to the ends of the earth in complete conflict with each other when the greatest threat they’ve ever faced shows up,” explained co-director Joe Russo. “‘Civil War’s’ not finished. The story will continue, the story of this family will continue into those movies.”
“‘Civil War’ was a good warm up for us in terms of the storytelling for ‘Infinity War,’ because we were dealing with such a large number of characters,” added co-director Anthony Russo.
“The approach to those movies is that they are culmination films. They are going to culminate everything that has come before them, any Marvel movie up until this point. It’s really banding together all of the characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to face this threat together,” Joe Russo said.
“No one has attempted anything like that. No other comic book franchise has ever put this many comic book characters in a movie,” shared Anthony Mackie. “I think it’s going to be damn mind-blowing when you see it.”
“There’s going to be quite a few people in it. That’s all I do know,” Jeremy Renner pitched in.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and more, “Captain America: Civil War” — the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — is now in theaters.
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