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Joe Russo says Avengers: Infinity War will have plenty of characters and cosmic focus

January 11th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


During an interview with Comic Book (via Squareeyed), Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War co-director Joe Russo shared some details about the upcoming two-part Avengers: Infinity War, which he’s set to helm with his brother Anthony.

Rather excitingly, although he didn’t confirm anything, Russo said that they plan to explore the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe when Earth’s Mightiest Heroes square off with Thanos, who has been teased throughout recent films.

“That is another one that we would have to reserve as a surprise, but we will say this: People will not be disappointed in the amount of characters in the movie. The concept of Infinity War is that the Marvel universe unites to battle the greatest threat to the world and universe that you’ve ever seen, and we’re going to honor that concept.

“We’re just going to approach the cosmic side with the same fervor that we did the earthbound work we’ve been doing. We also are going to work really hard to bring a psychological realism. We obviously can’t bring a naturalism to it because it doesn’t really exist outside of science fiction, but we can bring that psychological realism to it, to the characters, and that’s going to be our focus.”

Avengers: Infinity War – Part I is set for release on May 2nd 2018, followed by Avengers: Infinity War – Part II on May 3rd, 2019.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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