Despite getting to assemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on two occasions with 2012’s The Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, director Joss Whedon has admitted to THR that he’s “a little jealous” over the wealth of characters available to Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
“I’m less tired, and excited because I don’t know what happens, and you know, a little jealous,” said Whedon when asked how Infinity War feels compared to his two Avengers films. “[The Russos] got the Guardians in there, and every living human being who wasn’t in a Harry Potter movie is in this film. I don’t envy them the gig – there’s a reason I said two and out – but I do wish I had gotten to play with those characters a little bit.”
Whedon of course did get to play with another iconic group of superheroes, taking over from Zack Snyder as director on last year’s DC ensemble Justice League, and was set for another return to the DC universe on Batgirl, only to drop out after failing to crack the story.
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 stars 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 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), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Terry Notary (Cull Obsidian), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Ebony Maw), Carrie Coon (Proxima Midnight), Michael James Shaw (Corvus Glaive) and Peter Dinklage (Eitri).