In an interview with IGN, Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige took a second to speak about everything building up towards the Avengers: Infinity War debut in 2018. Even though there are five MCU movies slated to premiere before then, Feige thinks it may be smoother sailing now than it has been.
“When Tony Stark and Stark Industries and the world of that first movie was the definition of the Cinematic Universe, the question was how do you bring a soldier from World War 2 into that in a way that makes sense, how do you bring a Norse god from a whole other planet into that in a way that makes sense, how do you introduce flying aircraft carriers into that?” Feige said. “That was the challenge. Now — particularly after Avengers, after Guardians, after this movie — the sky’s the limit with where we go,” he told IGN at a Doctor Strange sneak peek footage event.”
While the third and fourth Avengers movies were originally planned to be Infinity War: Part 1 and Infinity War: Part 2, Feige made some clarification on why Marvel Studios changed those plans.
“There’s a reason we have publicly called the first one ‘Infinity War’ and the second one ‘Untitled,’ because the movies we were developing were not — certainly there’s a connection, there are with all our movies — but it’s not a first part and a second part. It’s a whole movie and a whole story, and then a whole movie and a whole story. That’s about all I can say,” Feige said. “It’s certainly inspired by everything that has come before and everything that is hinted at before.”
While we’ve seen it’s possible to have a dozen superheroes in the same film, thanks to the Russo brothers’ Captain America: Civil War, Feige said he thinks that’s the most “fun” part of making a film such as Infinity War.
“We will be intercutting a lot of stories in that movie in a lot of different locales, as it sort of is in the Avengers movies as well; who is facing off against who. In this movie, it’s going to be fun to mix that up. One of the things that’s great about the Infinity Gauntlet is everybody tried to go up against Thanos whether they were god-like powers or not, because that’s what Avengers do,” said Feige. “The fun about those two movies that we’re doing essentially at the same time is everybody’s there.”
Avengers: Infinity War, starring many of the heroes we’ve been introduced to in the MCU thus far, is slated to hit theaters on Friday, May 4th, 2018.