It is the biggest war in Marvel Universe, which is why it was split into two. But nevertheless, Thanos of Titan (played by Josh Brolin), the single and the most difficult supervillain The Avengers will have to face head on – shouldn't they need more helping hands to defeat him? If so, will we see other Marvel superheroes like Guardians of the Galaxy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Inhumans, The Defenders and others listed in the Marvel Universe to appear in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War?
That's what Avengers: Infinity War co-director Anthony Russo toldSUPER Interessante (via Comic Book Movie) when asked whether The Defenders will help The Avengers in their fight with Thanos and his cohorts. Anthony will direct alongside his brother Joe.
Anthony explained, “The films are controlled by a group led by Kevin Feige, so they function as a unit. Other products, even if they are from Marvel, are controlled by others.”
But they are all under Marvel Cinematic Universe, right?
Well, here's the complete transcript of what Anthony has to say about this possibility, or not:
“It's complicated. When we start to serialize the telling of stories it's difficult. You have to have a lot of control and focus on the course of history. The films are controlled by a group led by Kevin Feige, so they function as a unit. Other products, even if they are from Marvel, are controlled by others.
Then there is the possibility of a crossover, but it's more complicated. It is a smaller scale version of the problem that exists when remembering that Fox holds the rights to some of Marvel's most popular characters, as does Sony and others. As storytellers, we only have control over what happens in Marvel movies, but everything is possible, Spider-Man (whose rights were held by Sony) became possible!”
Well, guess it's still possible after all. But the question is, if it is possible, how will they fit in all those superheroes so they can come up with a story or two?
And if it is really possible to let other superheroes to join the bandwagon, while not have the X-Men and Fantastic Four gear up once more. After all, it will be the greatest battle the world will ever see.
Indeed, it's really complicated.