The guys over at comicbook.com were able to get an exclusive with production designer Charles Wood, whose work for Marvel includes; Thor: The Dark World, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Doctor Strange, and the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. While a few of these movies were not the best submissions by Marvel, all of them looked beautiful and two of them stick out in my mind -- Doctor Strange and Guardians Of The Galaxy. Both of these films had intricate and visually appealing sets, think of the Sanctum Sanctorum or the psychedlic ride through alternate dimension in Doctor Strange, and the interstellar prison or the Knowhere scene in GotG. He does kick arse work, and it was only logical that Marvel would hire him to Infinity War as well.
Wood was asked about the daunting task of creating the Infinity War world after he was handed the script for the forthcoming movie.
"Any time you turn that page on this script, you're kind of staggered, blown away, terrified by what's in front of you, I think rather like Doctor Strange, you’ll find this film, it’s not regurgitative, yeah? What I’m trying to say, is, there are many, many, many new worlds to see in this film."
In that small tidbit of information there is a phrase which raised my eyebrows, "many, many, many new worlds." In Guardians Of The Galaxy we explored Morag (where quill got the Power Stone), Xander (the home capital of the Nova Empire), and Knowhere (the disembodied head of a celestial being). Since the Guardians are going to be a huge part of Infinity War, could he be referencing these worlds or perhaps something else. Let's take a look, shall we, on what he could be referring to.
Ego The Living Planet
In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Kurt Russell will be playing the humanoid form of Ego, but he is much more than that. In the comics, Ego is actually a gigantic traveling planet (DC fans, think of Mogo here) equipped with a mountain beard and forest eyebrows to boot. We have no idea if Ego will take on his planet form, or even survive GotG2, but if he does live maybe Ego could move closer to earth. Or perhaps Thanos takes him as his vessel and guides him to Earth, turning Ego into a calamity from the skies. (Final Fantasy 7, anyone? anyone?)
Perhaps the worlds are not planets at all. Maybe he is referring to the alternate dimensions introduced in Doctor Strange and Ant-Man. Microverse? Macroverse? Mirrorverse? Any of these could be utilized, and new dimensions could be created just for Infinity War.
Other Planets From Marvel
GotG, in the comics, has a huge universe full of planets, and there are other titles as well. He could simply be referring to this, and I hesitate to list some of them simply for the fact that Fox or Sony may actually own them. Fox owns Gladiator, I believe, since his first appearance was X-Men #107 so the Shi-ar empire is off limits, but there are tons of other planets.
Marvel, much like DC, has its own Multiverse, a set of alternate planets where doppelgangers of the same heroes reside in different roles from their more well known versions. In a recent comic story line, planets collided wiping them out, but they still exist in lore. We could have the Ultimate universe, or perhaps the Marvel Zombie universe to explore. Of course, I doubt they will turn Infinity War into The Walking Dead, but there are other worlds as well.
Who knows? But it sure is fun to speculate about it all. What worlds do you think will be seen in Avengers: Infinity War? Have I forgotten about a "world" that you can think of. Let us know!
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