Dealing one of the videos of a couple of days ago in which directors Joe and Anthony Russo talk about each of the characters of “Avengers: Infinity War” we can get new statements in which they explain some of their decisions with the characters, besides advancing some minor detail of what we will see in the fourth installment of the Avengers next year.
We can highlight how they talk about the bond created between Captain America and Black Widow in that period of hiding, and how in Avengers 4 we will see them much stronger emotionally speaking. They also advance the great role that Wakanda can play in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Spoilers warning of the end of “Avengers: Infinity War”.
Beginning with the Captain and the Widow, they explain that the time they have spent operating in the shadows as Avengers Secrets has united them more, and the loss of two of their members will change them.
In ‘Winter Soldier’, what we found so convincing about matching Black Widow with Captain America was that he is an example of morality service and she is an example of gray -comments Joe Russo-. But they grew up together and I think when you find them in this movie and they’ve been the Secret Avengers for two years because Ross and the government are chasing them, now they’re like a very close family.
In a way, it has hardened them all. You can not run without being emotionally affected, so I think all those characters, specifically those who survived ‘Infinity War’, Cap and Natasha, will see them much stronger.
Speaking of Captain, Joe Russo explains that they never intended to use the Captain as simply a symbol, and there was a story and a journey for the character, in which he was interested.
We joined the UCM when directing ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ -Anthony Russo-. What we love about the character is the humility he has, the fact that he comes from very basic roots, his will, his aspiration and the luck of being chosen for the Super Soldier program, which allowed him to do more than he would have could have done otherwise. I think that’s what people really admire about the character.
Joe and I never really catered to previous comics, where it’s a kind of simplistic symbol of patriotism. We were always interested in exploring something a little more complex with the character and really understanding it on a more human level. That’s the trip where I think we’ve been with that character through several films so far.
Anthony also addresses the relationship between the android Vision and Wanda, as well as what the death of the character means for his trip in general.
One of the most tragic moments of the film, one of our favorite moments, is when you have to take your own life to prevent Thanos from getting the stone by destroying the stone in his head. And to see those two characters approach that moment the way they did, really one of the most inspiring parts of the story for us.
As the fans will remember, with Thanos approaching, Vision realizes that the only hope they have of keeping the stone of the mind out of Thanos’s hands is that Wanda destroys it, and him in the process. He gives himself up and, for Russo, this is how the Vision achieves its own humanity.
Paul Bettany has always said that he thinks that Vision is simply someone who seeks to understand humanity and I believe that with that final gesture, Vision really achieved the full humanity.
Wakanda plays a prominent role in the film as location in which the great final battle takes place, something that already revealed nothing has had to do with the success of “Black Panther”, it was something they had decided on previously. Apparently, Wakanda will continue to be especially important in the UCM.
Black Panther has tremendous potential as a character in the Marvel universe and I think Wakanda is essential for what may happen after “Avengers: Infinity War” and how the world can deal with what has happened to them. Chadwick’s depiction [Boseman] of that character adds a whole new level to the Marvel universe. It is giving intensity and royalty to that character.
The technology that Wakanda has at its disposal is valuable to repair the world in the future.
Finally, the pair of directors talked about that almost final fight in ‘Infinity War’ in which they face Thanos and Doctor Strange. They explain that they used that premonitory power of Strange to demonstrate once again the great power of Thanos.