As the directors of 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, Anthony and Joe Russo have mentioned numerous times the next two ‘Avengers’ movies are going to bring together characters from every corner of the Marvel Universe. That doesn’t just mean a lot of heroes, it also means a lot of team ups. Marvel’s latest movie Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch will open a brand new corner that we haven’t seen before in any Marvel movie. In an interview with Vulture, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was asked what team up he is particularly excited to see in the next ‘Avengers’ film…
“There are so many. But I would say, both because of the characters and the actors who’ve created them, Doctor Strange and Tony Stark. Particularly in Infinity War and the movie after that, there are … unexpected team-ups.”
Both Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr. have portrayed their own incarnations of world famous detective ‘Sherlock Holmes’ on screen so it will be funny to see them both side by side. It’s intriguing to think of how those characters will play off each other and how the Iron Man armour could combine with Doctor Strange’s abilities in battle.
After all that happened in Captain America:Civil War it would be great to see a Bucky/Iron Man team up. Other interesting pair ups could include Scarlet Witch/Hulk or Black Panther/Bucky.
Kevin Feige was then asked about the movies following Avengers: Infinity War and if they have to try to be bigger in terms of scale…
“I think it’s possible to have more intimate movies after that, or to have more interesting, unexpected combinations of characters after that, absolutely. It never is intentionally about ‘being even bigger.’ Arguably, one of the biggest scenes we’ve ever had in a movie was the airport battle in Civil War, and there weren’t world-ending stakes in that scene, there wasn’t an asteroid smashing into a city in that scene, but there was a conflict between the characters that made you feel something. To us, it’s less about continuing to go bigger with spectacle — although in some cases, we will — and more about continuing to go deeper with those character interactions.”
Kevin Feige is 100% correct. Not every movie that Marvel puts out has to be bigger than the last. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was on a much smaller scale than The Avengers and that was a phenomenal movie. Not even their villains have to be as big or as terrifying. It’s difficult to get bigger than ‘Thanos’ in the Marvel world but as long as Marvel can continue to put together great movies for film fans and comic book fans then they will do well.
Avengers: Infinity War hits UK theatres on April 27th 2018 and US theatres on May 4th 2018!
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