Avengers: Infinity War screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely also penned the script for next year's Avengers 4, which might be their last film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, they've now indicated they are open to continuing, if Marvel will have them back.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Markus and McFeely were asked if they consider Avengers 4 their swan song with Marvel Studios as they are now co-presidents of story for the Russo brothers' company, AGBO. "If it is, we're pretty happy with it," McFeely said. "Because boy, Avengers 4, if anything, is better than what you just saw." "And bigger," added Markus.
"We're very pleased with how it's shaping up," McFeely said. "We started this new company. We would love to go back to Marvel at some point, if they'll have us. But we have this weird, new job where we get to help out a lot of other projects and write our own. It's really sort of a dream scenario. If it doesn't kill us, we'd like to try it for a while."
Infinity War has finally hit theaters and it has certainly been living up to the hype, already certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and barreling towards a $225 million domestic opening, after setting a new Marvel record for Thursday previews. According to Markus and McFeely, Avengers 4 is about to up the ante on Marvel's most ambitious film to date.
In theaters nows, Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin, among others.