‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Directors on That Savage Ending
Spoiler Warning: If you have not seen “Avengers: Infinity War” and want to avoid spoilers, for God’s sake, wait to read this until after you do.By now it’s apparent the gauntlets are off in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
No one is safe.The latest superhero extravaganza, “Avengers: Infinity War” — the 19th feature in a decade-long build to this moment — ends on the darkest of notes.
Even in the tradition of “The Empire Strikes Back,” which left audiences hanging in 1980 following one of the most jaw-dropping reveals in cinema history, it is quite the downer.
The body count racked up by directors Anthony and Joe Russo (and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely) is so staggering, and in some cases so emotional, that they confided in a recent chat with Variety that they’re slightly wary of how some of the younger fans might react.Indeed, following a
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