Avengers Infinity War was a very different Marvel movie. If anything it shouldn’t be surprising that Thanos won, since it was his movie from his perspective. Directors The Russo Brothers have spoken before of how his arc followed the hero’s journey. The Mad Titan and Thor shared the most screen time together, meeting at the beginning and end of the movie.
Of course, if Thor had “gone for the head” it would have been his movie; his hero’s journey.
But what about Avengers Endgame? Well, now Joe Russo says it’s not going to be Thanos’ movie.
According to Cinema Express, the filmmaker told fans in India: “I can’t talk about plot [in response to whether characters are done].
“Endgame isn’t from Thanos’ perspective. That’s as much as I can tell you.”
When asked if he and his brother decided to protect certain characters, Russo added: “Thanos demands our silence.
“I’ll say this though: My brother and I poured our heart and soul into it. This will bring all of the 11 years together.”
“From The Winter Soldier to Avengers Endgame, there’s an emotional arc for us.”
So just what can we divulge from this? Well, what we expected – Avengers Endgame will be Captain America 4.
Thor and Thanos have had their hero’s journey movie, now it’s Iron Man and Captain America’s turn.
The Russo Brothers also directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Civil War and Infinity War.
Clearly, there’s an “emotional arc” to conclude – one that presumably focuses on Tony Stark and Steve Rogers’ relationship, which was broken in Civil War, and most centrally of all on Cap himself.
Avengers Endgame is released in UK cinemas on April 25, 2019.