Avengers: Infinity War Director Says Sacrifices And Pain Are Important In A Heroes Journey

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December 30, 2017  02:46 PM

Marvel might have bad habit of resurrecting dead characters and placing in a number of deus ex machinas, however, the Russo brothers have promised to raise the stakes in their two-part Avengers movie event.

Answering fan questions for the Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo (via Comicbook), Avengers: Infinity War director Joe Russo emphasized the necessity of pain and sacrifice for good storytelling, saying that true emotions come when the hero’s journey takes a character through trials that “cost them something.”

"I don't know about the need to accept it, but I will say this: we love being told good stories, and we love telling good stories, and all of our energy, and our effort, and our thought, and our passion goes into telling the best story that we can. And for us, the best stories have stakes. Characters have to make sacrifices. To really, really feel the true emotion and the hero's journey they have to go through trials and those trails could cost them something.”

Commenting further on the site, Joe promised that he and his brother would “do (their” damnedest to tell you the best story possible.” Marvel’s always been able to deliver films that please its fanbase, but with the promise of a showdown between an Infinity Gauntlet-powered Titan and more than 60 superheroes, fans expect Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 to top them all.

There’s a lot of excitement building up over Infinity War and we hope that the film really delivers.

Avengers: Infinity War hits cinemas May 4, 2018 while Avengers 4 makes its big debut May 3, 2019.



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