‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Will Be Told From Multiple Perspectives, According to The Russo Brothers

By April 12, 2016

Later this year, Marvel is set to begin production on their most ambitious endeavor ever with Avengers: Infinity War. With Anthony and Joe Russo at the helm, following their work on both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War, the films will be the culmination of everything that Kevin Feige and the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been working towards, starting all the way back in 2008’s Iron Man.

With that, comes the inclusion of quite a bit of characters from the universe too, and while the filmmaking duo just recently talked about their excitement to include both Thor and Star-Lord in the film, the Russos just revealed a very interesting new detail about the film’s structure as well.

During a recent interview with Comicbook.com, the filmmakers revealed that due to the sheer number of characters, Infinity War will be told from the perspectives of multiple characters in the films:

“Oh, yeah! I mean, it has to. It’s a culmination of everything that’s occurred in the Marvel Universe up to the point where the Marvel Universe is released. Some of those films haven’t even hit yet. We’re going to be dealing with some of the characters from those movies who are going to be in Infinity War. They’re massive in scope and scale but that’s the point. The point is for them to be as ambitious as they possibly can be. They’re going to be multi-perspective films. They’re not called ‘Captain America: Infinity War,’ they’re called Infinity War. You’re going to be moving around through different perspectives of the characters. It’s like Nashville for super heroes. It’s storytelling that is vignetted storytelling. It’s to composite all of them under one story – everybody. You can culminate without all of them, so…”

The Russos have shown that they’re able to balance a large amount of moving parts and characters incredibly well in their past films already, something that they also did incredibly well with some of their Community episodes, but Infinity War is going to be something else entirely. The idea of it cutting in between separate perspectives and different heroes’ POV is an interesting approach to the film though, and not something that I think anyone would have expected to see from it.

It’s a gutsy storytelling move, and something that not a lot of movies can pull off well in general, so here’s to hoping that with Infinity War, Marvel will be able to take it in stride like they have with many of their other past storytelling obstacles.

Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 will hit theatres on May 4th, 2018, and Part 2 will be released on May 3rd, 2019.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • David Johnson

    The saying “Their Eyes Were Bigger Than Their Stomachs” comes to mind! We have over 2 years to see if they can pull it off!