Avengers: Infinity War To Feel A Bit Like Game Of Thrones, According To Writers

Uh-oh. With a headline like that, we’re almost assuredly talking about death, right? This is Avengers: Infinity War and the directors have been teasing death and destruction since the very beginning. This doesn’t sound too good for our heroes, does it? Relax. That’s not the case here (at least not the one the writers bring up).

More than any Marvel film to date, Avengers: Infinity War is set to have a massive ensemble cast that exceeds two dozen. Two dozen characters (many of whom have either had their own franchises or have the potential to lead their own franchises). It is because of this high number of characters that the HBO series came up at all.

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Speaking with CinemaBlend, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely said:

McFeely: One of the challenges we’ve had is, how do you make sure this is not 25 people moving from one scene to one scene to one scene? So we talk, being a little facetious about it, but we talk about how it’s like Nashville [the television show], right? So you’ve got 4 or 5 different stories weaved together and then come together and then break apart. So, you get all these different pairings and groupings of 4 and 5 and 6.

Markus: And even now, not unlike something like Game of Thrones, where you have this vast canvas with characters… you’ve been watching this guy over here molesting this girl over here in the East for years, and only now does it have that feeling of massive plates shifting and finally bringing these characters near each other.

Okay. It’s a bit weird that he mentions the whole molesting aspect of Game of Thrones in service of a Marvel movie, but his point is taken. Despite having ensemble casts, the Avengers movies have largely been driven by a pretty simple narrative. The same goes for the ambitious Captain America: Civil War, which only branched into two or three separate stories at a time (Iron Man, Cap, Zemo). But to double that with this one…one can’t help but worry that a movie that doesn’t have 10 hours to tell its story won’t lose something in the process.

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SOURCE: CinemaBlend

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