Here’s How The Russo Brothers Decided Which Characters Would Die In Infinity War


Avengers: Infinity War is a great film, and the directors had made a few tough choices for this movie.

Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War ahead…

Thanos had killed Loki, Heimdall, and Gamora and with a snap of his fingers, he wiped out Scarlet Witch, Drax, Black Panther, Mantis, Spider-Man, Star-Lord, and many more heroes from the universe. As for the superheroes, the Russo brothers said that the choices about who to wipe out would serve as the narrative for the next movie.

Joe and I can’t go into too much detail because we’re not gonna talk about where the story goes from here,” Anthony Russo says. “All of our choices are based on story. It’s based upon the road that these characters have traveled, in not only this movie, but throughout the entire MCU up to this point because, again, these movies are the culmination. So all we can say is that they are very focused story choices. That’s our motivation for everything. And, again, that’s why we love Marvel so much is they never let the tail wag the dog. The creative choices always lead the process and then they figure out how to pull off the miracle of making it work on a business level.”

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While this does leave some hope for the characters who have been wiped away, the brothers shut down chances of redemption for Star-Lord after he had disrupted the plans of getting the Infinity Gauntlet.

“No,” Joe Russo said when asked if the character will win some fans back, “because he’s dead.”

So, do not expect a lot of clues for Avengers 4. With this movie still in need of a few reshoots, the directors have promised that the trailer is not close.

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“A lot of tears,” Joe Russo says. “They’re never easy conversations to have with people. But I think that people are understanding that the story comes first and a lot of these people have really amazing careers and lots of films that they want to make so, ultimately, I think they go through a grieving process like anyone but you come out the other side at some point and understand what being part of the Marvel Universe did for you. And, like with us, when we move on from Marvel, it’s done amazing things for us and allows us a lot of other opportunities in our careers.”

Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War are now playing in theaters. Ant-Man and The Wasp is set for release on July 6, 2018. Captain Marvel will follow it on March 6, 2019, with the untitled Avengers 4 set to tie everything about the Marvel Cinematic Universe into a bow on May 3, 2019.


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