Spoiler Alert: This article might contain Avengers: Infinity War spoilers! You have been warned.
It is widely accepted that Avengers: Infinity War is the biggest and the greatest MCU movie ever. The film has everything such as drama, suspense, thrill, emotion, humor, sci-fi stuff and fierce action. It has turned out to be the absolute thriller that everyone felt happy about, and no matter how much you knew about the film beforehand, nothing could have prepared you for what unfolded on the big screen. The ending was an absolute cliffhanger, and it was impossible to predict. It is safe to say that it was as the jaw-dropping film ever from the world of superheroes.
Eventually, we saw Thanos snap his fingers and wipe out half of the living beings from the Universe. Those who perished included several Avengers and almost all the Guardians of the Galaxy. The only heroes left standing are the six original Avengers, Rhodey, Rocket, Nebula, Captain Marvel Ant-Man and the Wasp.
In fact, Ant-Man, Wasp, Hawkeye didn’t have any presence in the film so they might play key roles in Avengers 4. Those characters that perished will give the scope to the Russos and the writers Christopher Marcus and Stephen McFeely to use them better alongside Thor, Captain America, and Iron-Man.
The writer duo spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the sense of writing two films together. This is what they had to say about some characters having minor roles and the others playing a bigger part:
“Markus: Some of the people, when you weigh up who you are seeing, seem to take a little bit of a back seat in this one. When we did crack them, what we realized was they had far more potential in the movie coming next year, just in terms of how their character would be tested by the story. I’m not telling you what the story is. I will say there is less Steve Rogers and Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) than you might expect in this movie [Infinity War]. Because they are such hard-bitten people, when a threat comes, they stand there, and they take the threat. They don’t crack. They don’t whimper. They don’t start talking about all their failed opportunities. So, there isn’t that much to explore, especially when you don’t have a lot of time. But there’s a lot later.
McFeely: We cracked them both [Infinity War and Avengers 4] together, so we had to give ourselves permission to say that some people are going to get more in the next movie.”
Captain America was supposed to be a big force in the film, but, he had a much smaller role than anticipated. The writers explained it and also the reason behind the absence of Ant-Man and Captain Marve. They said:
“McFeely: When we get to this time next year, all will become clear. Ant-Man clearly had a specific requirement, which is he had an entire movie [July’s Ant-Man and The Wasp] that is going to come between these two movies. Same thing with Captain Marvel, by the way. We looked at that as an opportunity, not as some sort of back-bend we had to do.
Markus: Also, Ant-Man the franchise is very light-hearted. It’s fun. It maybe even skews younger. If we were to put Ant-Man in this extremely heavy movie, and then have to say to the guys who are making the Ant-Man movie, “Yeah, he went through hell, but now go ahead and have your little romp and we’ll pick it up afterwards,” that’s why we have to really sort of manage your interconnections and go, “Let’s go and hold off so you can enjoy that without feeling a bad taste in your mouth.”
Avengers: Infinity War has been a huge film, and now Avengers 4 is expected to be even bigger than this when it hits the theaters on May 3, next year.