Disney and Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” should pass the $2 billion gross worldwide mark anytime now, confirming that many fans of the film are not only liking it but seeing it again and again. However, the film has also been subject to several criticisms – mostly over the ending.
Specifically there has been complaints that the film offered little stakes as, due to marketing timetables, we already know some of those who turned to ash will be back in future installments in their own respective series. Now the film’s directors, the Russo brothers, say in a new interview with The Huffington Post that what you think you know may not be case after all. Anthony Russo said:
“Here’s the thing, I think it’s important to remember anything is possible in the MCU [Marvel Cinematic Universe]. Just because there’s a sequel on the books doesn’t mean… people become accustomed to time moving linearly in the MCU. That doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. There’s a lot of very inventive ways of where the story can go from here.”
His brother Joe added: “Don’t expect everything to move forward in a linear fashion in the Marvel universe”. There’s reportedly a four year gap between “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and “Avengers: Infinity War” which could be exploited, while “Black Panther 2” and “Spider-Man Homecoming 2” could take alternative paths – though Marvel has already said the latter is set after the events of ‘Infinity War’.