If you read any reviews for a Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster, the one criticism they are likely to have in common is a gripe that the big bad villain is underdeveloped with one-dimensional motivations.
MCU architect Kevin Feige spoke about these criticisms at a press junket for Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 and noted how Avengers: Infinity War will differ from the norm:
“Well, I mean, it always varies, but it always starts with what serves the story the most and what serves the hero the most. We’ve been criticized, if a big criticism of ours is that we focus on the heroes more than the villains, I think that’s probably true. I don’t think it will always be true and I think some of you spoke to Chris and Steve at the Civil War junket. When the heck was that, yesterday? Last week? And they talked about, in appropriately oblique terms, Thanos. Thanos in Infinity War is, you know, in a movie that has a lot of characters, you could almost go so far as to say he is the main character, and that’s a bit of a, that’s a bit of a departure from what we’ve done before, but that was appropriate for a movie called Infinity War.”
Avengers: Infinity War is currently in production ahead of a release on May 2nd 2018, followed by the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4 on May 3rd 2019.
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