Writers Talk Next Two “Avengers” Scripts

“Captain America” film series scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely aren’t resting on their laurels for this Summer’s ‘Civil War,’ instead they’re hard at work on the freshly retitled “Avengers: Infinity War” film which heads into production towards year’s end.

Despite the once two-part film being restructured as separate films, Markus and McFeely tell Yahoo Movies they’re working on both scripts in tandem. Here’s their statements:

“We’re many drafts in. We’re on the third draft of movie one and the second draft of movie two. [We’re writing them in tandem] as much as we can. On any given day, you’re only working on one but that doesn’t mean that next week, you aren’t working on the other one. And certainly, notes are coming in and all sorts of production stuff is coming in, like for instance, ‘that thing over there is now a window not a door so adjust that.’ Or, ‘we’re not going to this town now, we’re going to this town.’ That kind of stuff happens constantly and will continue to happen for the next few months.”

“When we lock ourselves in a room with the Russo brothers and a couple of execs from Marvel, one wall has cards for movie one and the other wall has cards for movie two and another wall has little baseball cards of every character still alive in the Marvel universe – down to Darcy’s boyfriend in Thor 2 – literally, anybody who did not die and has been established as alive. And then we looked at that began to shuffle the cards around. So basically, the big scene is when Darcy’s boyfriend and Galactus get together and….[laughs].”

Before you get excited, they quickly clarified the Galactus reference was just a joke, 20th Century Fox still holds the rights to that character. The first of the two films, “Avengers: Infinity War,” will arrive in cinemas on May 4th 2018.