Marvel Tried to Keep the Russo Brothers from Killing [Spoiler] in Avengers: Infinity War

Posted by May 22, 2018 Comment

There was a lot of blood on the ground by the time the credits rolled in Avengers: Infinity War. It seems that Anthony and Joe Russo didn’t have a lot of push back from the studio when it came to wanting to kill characters but there was one exception. Producer Nate Moore talked about it to The Huffington Post but we’ll have to throw up a spoiler warning just in case. If you haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War you should probably go do that before someone spoils you.


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At the end of Avengers: Infinity War Thanos obtained all six of the infinity stones and snapped his fingers. Over the course of the next several minutes we got to watch at least half of the cast of character we have grown to know and love fall to ash in front of us. One of the more surprising deaths came when T’Challa, aka the Black Panther, faded away in front of the eyes of Okoye. Moore said that he knew T’Challa’s death was coming but that he asked if the Russo’s would spare him.

“I knew pretty well what they were talking about and personally urged them to reconsider,” Moore said over the phone earlier this month. “But the storytelling made sense, so I love that we got to see a little bit more of Wakanda in that film, and I hope to see how they’re going to resolve that.”

Moore went on to say that he wasn’t angry that the Russo’s ignored him and decided not to spare T’Challa’s life and that he even understood where they are coming from from a story perspective.

“Touching on all the different ideas you can have, you talk about the pros and cons of each, and they had some really compelling arguments as to why what happened happened,” Moore said. “I think ultimately it made for a really interesting, almost more complicated ending to that film because of how well ‘Black Panther’ was embraced by audiences. Again, personally painful, but I understand the reasoning.”

So Moore didn’t get his way but did the Russo’s ever consider sparring T’Challa in the snap? The Huffington Post got the chance to ask them and they were firm that this is a decision they made long ago and they were going to stick with it.

“We were very cued into the storyline of Panther from his origins in ‘Captain America: Civil War,’” Anthony Russo said. “The role that Panther and Wakanda played in this movie was sort of a bedrock of the movie, a bedrock of the [Marvel cinematic universe]. I think ‘Black Panther’ could’ve done half the business that it did and it still would’ve been a valid creative choice.”

T’Challa’s death was arguably one of the deaths that hinted that these might not be as permanent as as thought. There was no way Marvel would have killed off a character that just made over a billion dollars at the world wide box office. We can hope we’ll get to see more of how Wakanda reacts to the death of their king in Avengers 4.

Summary: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Anthony Mackie. It’s out now.

(Last Updated May 22, 2018 11:40 pm )

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