MCU post-credits scenes

While the post-credit scene has become a staple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the scenes themselves don’t always make sense. Sometimes. they screw-up continuity and raise more questions than provide answers. If you’ve ever come away from MCU post-credits scenes confused, you’re in good company. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, screenwriters of Avengers: Infinity War, are confused by them sometimes, too.

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infinity war connections

Even if you’re not a die-hard Marvel Cinematic Universe fan, you have to appreciate what the MCU has done. Over a serious of 19 films, Marvel has crafted an ever-expanding, increasingly complicated cinematic universe. With Avengers: Infinity War, the MCU is set to deliver its biggest, and possibly most complex film yet. Below, Infinity War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely discuss the complexities of Infinity War connections with Avengers 4 and the rest of the MCU.

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Infinity War Comic Inspirations

Wondering how much comic book influence is in Avengers: Infinity War? Wonder no more! Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus spill the beans on which comics inspired the maga-Marvel-movie hitting theaters next month.

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Infinity War Game of Thrones

When looking at a mega-budget blockbuster like Avengers: Infinity War, it’s not much of a stretch to put it in the same relative ballpark as HBO’s super expensive fantasy series Game of Thrones. But while that comparison seems somewhat appropriate in terms of scale, I wouldn’t necessarily think Infinity War has anything in common with director Robert Altman’s 1975 drama Nashville.

But I would be wrong about that. Writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus explained this Infinity War Game of Thrones Nashville comparison during our set visit, and teased the film’s darker tone in the process. Read More »

Thanos Infinity War

While Avengers: Infinity War trailers have focused on beloved Marvel Studios heroes meeting and joining forces, we know a majority of the screen time belongs to two characters: Thor and Thanos. Thor is somewhat surprising, but Thanos is not – every film since The Avengers has been barreling toward this moment when we’d finally learn more about him. “In many ways, it’s Thanos’ movie,” writer Stephen McFeely told us during our Infinity War set visit. Below, read McFeely and co-writer Christopher Markus explain how they make Thanos an emotional center of the film, how they view Marvel’s biggest villain as an “amoral philosopher,” and more.
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Avengers Infinity War Trailer Breakdown - Thanos

And now time for one of our most interesting interviews from the set of Avengers: Infinity War — a sitdown discussion with Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely,  the screenwriting masterminds behind it all.

During the interview, we talk about what the film is about, how this is Thanos’ story, who they decided to include in this mega mash-up film, how the Guardians of the Galaxy fit into the mix, comparisons to the grand ensemble storytelling of Game of Thrones, their comic book research, how much of the film takes place on earth, how the Infinity Stones helped to shape the story, Thanos’ villianous motivations, how cosmic and crazy does the film get, how Infinity War connects with Avengers 4, Captain Marvel‘s involvement, how much of Infinity Gauntlet’s story made it into the film, how the film connects to the movies around it, balencing the tones of the different franchises, why awards reward epic trilogies but overlook superhero franchises, giving thanos an emotional arc and more.

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The Electric State

The Russo Brothers just won a bidding war for the rights to the sci-fi story The Electric State. The plan is to bring It director Andy Muschietti on board to the direct the film, with Muschietti’s producing partner Barbara Muschietti involved as well. The illustrated novel tells the story of a girl and a robot traveling through an alternate 1990s United States.

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Avengers Infinity War Set Photo - Thanos

Despite being built up as the greatest threat the Marvel universe has ever faced, Thanos has spent the past five years sitting on his space throne, occasionally popping up to get out-smarted by Ronan the Accuser and make vague threats in post-credits sequences. That is looking to change in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, which will put the big purple menace front-and-center as attempts to do…something. Something evil, for sure. But something.

While comic book readers already have an inkling of what that something could be, co-screenwriter Stephen McFeely has offered up the first hard evidence of what to expect from the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest Big Bad.

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James Gunn DC Movies

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 writer/director James Gunn is one of the most active big directors on social media. If you’re not following him on Twitter or Facebook, you should be. He regularly talks very honestly about his past and current projects as well as the filmmaking industry at large. Yesterday the filmmaker did a Question & Answer session on Facebook, which included some good bits of intormation which I think is worth highlighting. He talks about the collaboration process with other Marvel directors, future Marvel movies, how he had an oppurtunity to direct a DC movie, how Guardians Vol 2 improves over the first installment and much more.
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The Avengers Infinity War script update

As you can tell from the photo above, we still have quite a wait for Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel (the latter of which will no longer be called Avengers: Infinity War). Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are currently hard at work on the scripts, writing them both in tandem. The duo behind the Captain America films discussed where they’re at in the writing process and responded to whether they’ll kill off any characters in the sequels.

Below, check out the latest Infinity War update.

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