The Russo Brothers haven’t been shy about addressing/teasing the sheer number of characters that they have to fit into Avengers: Infinity War, saying that there was over 60 characters on a whiteboard at one point, and claiming that the film will be told through multiple POVs similar to films like Magnolia or Nashville. Yes, that does sound awesome for a comic book movie to try and pull off as well.
One of the biggest questions about Infinity War though, is if it’ll truly be bringing together the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the characters not only in the films, but also in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Netflix shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.
Over the past few months, Marvel Studios’ whole mission to keep the TV shows connected to the films has seemed to teeter and completely disappear almost, much to the chagrin of many fans and some of the shows’ stars.
However, The Russo Brothers did just give the most comforting answer in quite a while regarding the issue, when asked by the Toronto Sun if they’d be including The Defenders in the film or not:
“We do consider everyone. We don’t want to get too specific about what’s going to happen with these movies. We want these movies to be a surprise for audiences.”
Okay, so that’s not much, but it’s certainly not a dismissal either, which is nice to hear. But what about Brie Larson as Captain Marvel then? A character who isn’t set to receive her own standalone film until 2019, and has been rumored to be making her first appearance in Infinity War since before Larson was even cast:
“It’s an incredible piece of casting. You couldn’t ask for better. Not only is she an amazingly talented actor but she’s a wonderful human being. We’re really looking forward to the opportunity of re-teaming with her…”
So, can we take that as official confirmation that Captain Marvel will in fact be in Infinity War? Obviously not, but it certainly seems more and more like that’s where she’ll be making her introduction, and considering Carol Danvers is one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Universe, I can’t think of a much better place for her to make her entrance either. Hopefully, she’ll be doing it alongside some street-level Defenders as well, but we’ll have to wait and see for that.
Avengers: Infinity War is set to hit theatres on May 4th, 2018.
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