Frasier Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War had a surprising influence: Frasier. Yes, the Cheers spin-off starring Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Crane helped inspire one of the biggest superhero blockbusters of all time. Learn how below!

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james gunn infinity war

Hey, have you heard there’s a new Avengers movie in theaters? Crazy, I know! It’s called Avengers: Infinity War, and as the film climbs higher and higher to box office triumph, more and more stories about the film are filtering in. For instance: we now know more about how Taika Waititi and James Gunn contributed to the film.

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avengers 4 title

The team behind Avengers: Infinity War has teased and taunted us with the still-unannounced Avengers 4 title for months. Now, three days after the release of the third Avengers film, we still have no clue what the sequel will be titled. Sure, we’ve joked about potential Avengers 4 titles, but our theories amount to nothing if directors Joe and Anthony Russo don’t give us more of a hint than “it will wreck you.” But with a year left of twiddling our thumbs until Avengers 4 opens in theaters (sorry Ant-Man and the Wasp), we’re going to have plenty of time to dig into our more theories.

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infinity war adam warlock

In case you had forgotten, there are 76 characters jam-packed into the upcoming Marvel Studios movie, Avengers: Infinity War. But there’s one familiar Marvel Comics character that you were never going to see in Infinity War: Adam Warlock.

An Adam Warlock appearance was never in the cards for screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, despite the pivotal role the cosmic character plays in the Infinity Gauntlet comics. And knowing how many characters Markus and McFeely had to give screentime, that’s no surprise. But what is surprising is that the duo almost introduced a giant snake instead.

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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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