“People will not be disappointed in the amount of characters in the movie,” co-director Joe Russo recently teased about “Avengers: Infinity War.” And seriously, he’s not messing around. We always knew the two-part Marvel movie was going to big. But I don’t think anyone is prepared for just how big it’s going to get.
Speaking at Wizard World New Orleans, Russo revealed the cast of ‘Infinity War’ is going to be nothing short of massive. “We have so many characters we’re dealing with. We’re breaking ground on ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ We have a board with 67 characters on it,” he revealed.
That makes sense given he’s previously said the movie will unite the Marvel universe — but one has to wonder if these superhero movies are just getting too big for their own good. We’ll have to see when audiences give their verdict this year on “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” (which will feature appearances from plenty of other DC Comics characters) and “Captain America: Civil War” (which is practically another ‘Avengers’ movie given its scope and scale). And while many complain about “Star Wars” not yet making the most of the vast galaxy of its setting to tell different stories, maybe Lucasfilm is onto something by keeping the core intimate.
“Avengers: Infinity War — Part 1” opens on May 4, 2018. You might want to bring a notepad to keep track of who’s who. [Comic Book Movie]