The Russo Brothers Just Responded To Criticism About 'Infinity War,' And We're Wailing

Diply 12 Jun 2018

For what feels like 800 years (actual time: 45 days), we've been lamenting over the final moments of Avengers: Infinity War. Obviously, tons of emotions were wrapped up in the deaths of Black Panther, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and Bucky Barnes, to name a few.

And while some of us were spiritually wrecked over the film's ending, others were straight-up pissed. 

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Ultimately, I think these people were merely digesting their grief through anger. Regardless, the ending of Infinity War was definitely the number-one criticism of the film.

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Although, personally, I thought the ending was great because it broke free of the neat little package most superhero movies are wrapped in.

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Seriously, when's the last time you left the theater after a Marvel movie and felt that uneasy? This is an entirely new feeling for MCU fans, and I loved it.

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Of course, most of our fears about the fate of those fallen heroes were relieved by the awareness of sequels. 

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For example, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and all of the Guardians of the Galaxy (minus Rocket) died in Infinity War.

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But we know that Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, Doctor Strange 2, Black Panther 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy 3 are all forthcoming movies.

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So, as sad as we are over these character deaths, we can pretty much guarantee their resurrection.

Well, I thought we could, anyway, until the Russo Brother's latest interview.

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In a recent sit-down with the Huffington Post, the Russo Brothers were asked about the criticism surrounding the film's finale.

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The directing duo was also asked to comment on the speculated return of certain characters due to the announcement of MCU sequels.

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“Here’s the thing, I think it’s important to remember anything is possible in the MCU,” said Anthony Russo.

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Well, you and your brother just killed off half the universe's heroes, so yeah, I'd say anything is possible.

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"Just because there’s a sequel on the books doesn’t mean...people become accustomed to time moving linearly in the MCU," continued Anthony.

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Um, excuse me? I'm beginning to get a little worried here.

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"That doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. There’s a lot of very inventive ways of where the story can go from here,” explained Anthony.

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If I'm understanding this correctly, Anthony Russo is saying that the previously mentioned MCU sequels may not take place after Avengers: Infinity War or even Avengers 4.

They might take place before Thanos' snap.

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"There’s four years between Guardians 2 and Infinity War. That’s a long time, and a lot of Guardians stories to tell," noted Joe Russo.

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In other words, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 could take place before Infinity War, which means the deaths of certain Guardians may actually be *gulp* final.

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"Again, as Anthony said, don’t expect everything to move forward in a linear fashion in the Marvel universe," added Joe.

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In the case of the third Guardians movie, this could be the MCU's way of having a film that includes Gamora without actually resurrecting Gamora post-Infinity War.

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Ultimately, this revelation from the Russo Brothers is pretty unnerving. 

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I mean, if the directors of Infinity War are trying to warn us about the non-linearity of films after Avengers 4, then they could be preparing us for something awful.

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So, yeah, I'm a little upset now.

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I don't think the Russo Brothers are trying to say that everyone who's dead is really dead, but they're certainly hinting at something here.

Whatever the specifics are, I feel as though I've lost a bit of the hope for our fallen superheroes (particularly the Guardians) now.

Welp.

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