Thor and Thanos Have the Most Screentime for Avengers: Infinity War

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With the MCU bringing together 10 years-worth of characters, it's curious to think what kind of juggling act the Russo brothers will have to go through to give everyone the appropriate amount of screentime. Talking to Fandango, co-director Joe Russo confirms which characters will have the most time onscreen.

Apparently, it's the villain Thanos, and Thor. He explains:


"Interestingly enough, I'll start out by saying Thanos, even though he's not a character that had a huge preexisting story in the Marvel universe. He was a threat, but he was not developed in any way up to this point.

Thanos has an incredible amount of screen time in this film, in a lot of ways I would say it's his movie. Our job when we make these films - and what we feel is important to us - is to surprise the audience. We wanted to tell a story that they weren't expecting, and the story is told from the point of view of a villain, which I think is also really unique and risky for a commercial film that will surprise the audience.

I think this is a market where the audience really enjoys innovation and disruption, and we want to do something innovative in this space. So I think Thanos has an incredible amount of screen time, and I think you'll find that Thor has a really interesting arc in the film. He hasn't been at the forefront of other Avengers movies, but he certainly has a very important role in this film. So I'll say, Thanos and Thor."

The approach to tell the story from Thanos' point of view is interesting since every Marvel film since Iron Man has admittedly had a problem when it comes to making interesting villains. Hopefully with this larger focus on Thanos, we finally get a villain that's fully fleshed out and empathetic.

As for Thor, after becoming the ruler of a lost people, it would be interesting to see what kind of story Infinity War has in store for him. Surely Earth won't just be fine with him moving all of the remaining Asgardians to Earth. Has Thor even watched District 9??

Avengers: Infinity War comes out April 27.

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