Avengers: Infinity War Writers Talk Thanos & 67 Characters
The Russo Brothers previously hinted The Avengers: Infinity War movies would feature a whopping 67 characters.
Now the writers behind the films, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, bring in a little clarity and throw the Mad Titan into the mix.
“Well, I mean that number is literally — that number comes from the fact that that’s everyone who’s already been introduced. If you line up all the character’s who are available to use from the prior Marvel movies, it racks up to about 60 something characters, let alone the new ones you could bring in,” Markus told Huff Post.
"We had our office filled with cards of everybody who was alive and available, and the brothers came in and went, ‘Whoa.’ So that doesn’t mean that everyone is, you know, there’s not going to be 67 lead parts," McFeely added.
While 67 characters may not be featured, Thanos will be.
“[Thanos]. It’s easy,” said McFeely. “Really giving him good scenes. You know, he’s never been the villain in any of the movies. He’s never been the main character in that way, so giving lots of good screen time to Thanos is paramount and pretty fun.”
“There’s an aspect of, you know, people know what’s coming, so our challenge is how best are we going to handle this somewhat known quantity. But also he’s barely been touched on. He’s at about 20 seconds of screen time,” said Markus.
The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 hits May 4, 2018; Part 2 gets released May 3, 2019.
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