Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely say that Marvel Studios boss, Kevin Feige, didn’t want Avengers: Endgame to be Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2.
As many fans will remember, initially Avengers: Endgame was going to simply be Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 before undergoing a change. However, Marvel decided instead to make it a more distinct film, largely thanks to a push by boss Kevin Feige.
Writers of the film Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely recently spoke to Backstory (via Comic Book) on the subject. Markus said:
“He definitely fought for making the two [final] movies sort of freestanding stories. Obviously they’re connected, but he never wanted a part one and part two. He never wanted a cliffhanger. Some people call the end of Infinity War a cliffhanger, but it’s not. It comes to a definitive end. It’s just sad.”
McFeely added: “Kevin’s the coach in a way. He lets the players really have to go win the game. He’ll encourage you and say, ‘No, you can do better. That snap should probably come at the end, don’t you think? Write yourself into a corner.’ But there’s not really a dictate other than to feel.”
Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Letitia Wright (Shuri) and Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie).