We have already heard a lot about Avengers: Infinity War from its director brothers Anthony and Joe Russo as well as from the entire cast. Now, it’s time to dig deeper into the story from the point of view of Avengers: Infinity War screenwriters Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. There are no potential spoilers in this article.
The duo has previously penned down MCU movies like Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Thor: The Dark World.
ComingSoon.net recently caught up with Avengers: Infinity War screenwriters to know more about what fans can expect from the movie.
Markus and McFeely were first asked about Thanos’ character and what made him worthy of being a lead character in the film.
“Because he’s not the antagonist, he’s the protagonist,” Markus said. “I sound a little glib when I say that, but that’s absolutely how we wrote it. He’s the star of his own movie, he’s forcing the issue in this movie. He probably has the most lines and the most screentime. He is just getting his hold on the universe, and our Avengers are the only ones who can stop him. He was the one who was the most interesting to write for in that regard.”
Since the Death character was prominent in the Infinity Gauntlet comics, the screenwriters were also asked if that character was considered for Avengers: Infinity War and in Thanos’s arc. They revealed that they initially had discussions to showcase Thanos’ Lover Lady Death in Avengers: Infinity War.
“At the very beginning, just because it’s such a focal point of the comics, we talked about it, but I think pretty quickly… it is not something that brings you closer to his motivation,” McFeely said. “It’s not something where the average moviegoer says, “Now I can kinda empathize with him because he’s in love with Death!” But I think we took that passion that he has… he really is in love with Death in the comics! He’s a lovelorn, kinda sad little fella. We wanted to maintain that level of emotion on his part, just redirected.”
In Marvel Comics, Thanos’ goal to collect the infinity stones were inspired for one purpose and that was to earn the love of Death. The Mad Titan’s lady love usually appears in the form of a women wearing either a black dress or a dark gray robe.
Avengers: Infinity War is releasing in theatres this week.
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