The Russo Brothers Say Infinity War And Avengers 4 Ending An Era In The MCU

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There's certainly a lot of excitement surrounding Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, however while the two-part Avengers movie might serve as the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it also serves as the end.

Speaking in an interview with Comic Book during a set visit, Avengers directors Joe and Anthony Russo went on to say that Infinity War and Avengers 4 would signal the end of an era in the MCU.

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"If you were to think of the Marvel universe over the last ten years as a book, this is the ending of the book," said Joe. "And then there may be new books written, but this is certainly the ending of this book."

"I think as story tellers, what it means for us is that while you're always looking for a cataclysmic event in a film, to change a character, to challenge a character, and to sort of explore who that character is, and test who that character is, I think it gave all of us in this film an opportunity to figure out, well what were those ultimate tests for these characters?" Anthony adds on. . "To sort of go one step further even than how you would normally test a character in one of these films because we have the freedom to sort of think of it, in many cases, as sort of a final test."

Marvel might enter another Phase in the MCU, but things definitely aren't going to be the same. There hasn't been much information on Phase 4 while Marvel prepares Infinity War and Avengers 4, but the studio's also been working on the Marvel Cosmic Universe with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn.

What we know for sure though, is that Phase 3 is going out with a bang.

Avengers: Infinity War premieres April 27.

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