Warning: This article contains spoilers about “Captain America: Civil War.”
Last week, “Captain America 3” director-duo Anthony and Joe Russo revealed that the upcoming two-part “Avengers: Infinity War” will be two “very different stories.” It looks like the ending for “Civil War” might have something to do with that.
The ending of “Captain America: Civil War” seems to indicate that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now been divided into two teams — one led by Tony Stark, which acts under the direction of the United Nations, and the other “secret” Avengers team led by Steve Rogers, which operates out of Wakanda, ComicBookMovie reported.
During a recent interview with IGN, “Avengers 3” screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely discussed how they’re going to spread out the Avengers between the two parts of Infinity War. When asked if the divide will act as a narrative tool to split the film into two parts, McFeely said:
“When outlining [Infinity War], we certainly had those conversations. In the same way that in Civil War, not everyone has the same amount of scenes or lines. I think that you can assume that with so many characters [in Infinity War], we’ll have to be as rigorous. Certain characters will have larger stories and others will have smaller stories and hopefully they can flip in some cases – I know a few right off the top of my head, that have a small part [in one movie] and a bigger part [in the other movie].”
Markus added, “The people in the background in one, might come to the foreground in the other. There are moments where every damn person who’s still alive will be in the same room and [those scenes] are just a nightmare to write because Marvel is very good about hiring good actors. It’s like the 15th person in the scene has two Oscars. So, yeah, it’s crazy.”
“Avengers: Infinity War” will be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. Part 1 is slated to be released on May 4, 2018, and Part 2 will be released on May 3, 2019. The films are expected to be shot back-to-back, beginning November 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.