Avengers: Infinity War Will Follow Marvel’s Tried & Tested Filmmaking Approach

Author Thumbnail BY Gel Galang - February 17, 2017

With everything that has happened in the Marvel movies, it’s interesting to see how the directors and producers of ensemble movies like the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War will oversee the project.

After all, the cast has already expanded so much, that even Captain America: Civil War may not even compare to the number of stars being assembled during the current filming. However, from the standpoint of those behind the scenes, it appears that even with the changes and additions, Marvel is sticking to the tried and tested way that most of their Marvel movies have succeeded going in character-first.

Speaking to Comicbook.com, producer Jeremy Latcham revealed that the team is still planning to deliver Kevin Feige’s approach, which is to create a personal story focus that will be character-centric and -driven.

“Despite all the new bells and whistles, and all the new people that want to come play, and all the excitement, the actors that want to do it, and everything else, the fundamental way we make a movie I don’t think has changed. The room that we sit in, the cards on the walls, the arguments we have, the laughs that we have, the disagreements that we have.”

He also revealed three questions that they usually grapple with when creating a Marvel movie: Does this work? Is this good for the character? Does it give me a good feeling when I watch it?

That last part seems to still be tied to the character more than anything. It’s not about feeling happy or light all the time—as we’ve obviously seen in Captain America: Civil War. Far from leaving us flighty and happy at the end, we left the cinemas wondering if the Avengers will ever overcome the kind of rift that it was left with following the movie’s events.

Personally, I salute this approach. It’s not about bringing in a lot of characters for the heck of it, or focusing on delivering a twist just to shock audiences. A story is always best told from the character’s perspective—it is his life and his story after all.

Avengers: Infinity War and he still untitled sequel will be out sometime on May 2018 and 2019.

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Gel Galang When she’s not writing about comics, games or the latest gadgets, Gel spends her time indulging in them. She knew that Japan is her spiritual home the moment she set foot in Osaka’s Animate and Jump stores. But until she gets to write her own Gintama, she will remain an avid fan. When she’s not being a nerd online or in her head, she either writes fiction short stories or works on her second passion: Psychology.
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