Avengers: Infinity War is shaping up to be one of the biggest movies of all time in terms of sheer scale, and it seems that it going to be reflected in the superhero blockbuster’s action sequences.
During an interview with Screen Rant, directors Joe and Anthony Russo were asked about the big ‘splash page’ airport sequence in Captain America: Civil War, and whether we’ll be getting the equivalent of that in Infinity War:
Joe: We have like an equivalent that’s like, you know if you had a comic book and you open it up to your double panel and then you fold it out. And then you folded it out again and again.
Anthony: And you have another comic book laid out next to it.
Joe: So we have the equivalent of that in this movie.
The Russos are presumably referring to the Wakanda battle with their comments here, which apparently takes up the entire final act of the movie. However, it certainly doesn’t look like they’ll be skimping on scale when Iron Man and company do battle with Thanos on Titan either, so it would seem that we’re going to be spoiled with ‘splash page’ moments in Infinity War.
In the same interview, Anthony also went on to address how the stakes are much higher in Infinity War – which makes sense given that the fate of the entire universe rests in the hands of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes:
“We’ll say this. We like mature storytelling. We like dramatic storytelling. We like intense storytelling. I think we appreciate conflict, and we appreciate stakes. And without stakes, there really isn’t a lot of value to the story. And I think if you look at the Marvel [Cinematic] Universe as a whole as a story that’s been told for ten years, you can look at this as the climax. And the stakes will be higher in this movie than they’ve ever been, times ten.”
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27th 2018 and will feature an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Sean Gunn (Rocket, Kraglin), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Winston Duke (M’Baku) and Peter Dinklage and Terry Notary in as-yet-unrevealed roles.