The promotional onslaught for Avengers: Infinity War is upon us and with that comes some big talk about how this film will be unlike any we’ve ever seen. It’s a great promotion, it’s true, and it’s probably something the folks behind the film are tired of talking about already. That’s what Joe And Anthony Russo seemed to indicate during a recent fan Q&A according to Gamespot, discussing the hardship involved with making the films and what it took to get through. And yes, they freely call it one of the most complicated films in history:
“Certainly, this is one of the most complicated movies ever made in many ways,” said Anthony Russo. “I think all of us appreciate what a special and unique opportunity this was. No one has ever seen a film like this. No one has ever seen this number of loved characters in a single film with this caliber of cast. And that’s really what drove all of us.
“I think everybody brought their best collaborative energy to the project. Everybody sacrificed hard for the project. It’s not only important to us, but it’s important to the audiences and everybody rose to the cause.”
As The Russos point out, one of the biggest reasons for the complication is how different some of the characters are from the others. Some of the Avengers don’t particularly mesh with members of The Guardians of the Galaxy if you’re just smashing together in the same movie. It’s going to take some finesse:
“Being able to pull from characters that have such a wide variety of tones and films that have a wide variety of tones, and figuring out how they live in the same space together, [along with] what happens when you push them together–that’s why this film was such an intense collaborative process…
“It’s why we had to rely so much upon the actors in terms of what their instincts were, what their sensibilities were, how would they behave when they met each other for the first time even though they were coming from places that were so different on a narrative and tonal level. It was a complex process but I think that when it’s all mixed together it makes for a pretty wonderful thing.”
None of this mentions the fact that this is only one of two films that they put together back-to-back. You have to think they’re talking about both, but who knows. Everybody else might have something new to say about Avengers 4 with its frightening title, replacing this film as the most complicated ever made.