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.


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.


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.


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.


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