Why Thanos waited

Six years. That’s how long it took between audiences’ first glimpse of Thanos hovering in the shadows during the mid-credits scene of The Avengers and the game-changing destruction he rained down in this year’s Avengers: Infinity War. So…what’s with the delay? Why didn’t the eight-foot-tall alien warrior take things into his own hands even sooner?

It turns out there’s a good reason for why Thanos waited so long, and Infinity War co-writer Stephen McFeely explains it below.
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infinity war writers on dc universe

How do you fix a problem like the DC universe? Warner Bros.’ slate of comic book movies based off the iconic DC Comics characters, unofficially dubbed the DC Extended Universe, has stumbled ever since it first came out the gate with Man of Steel in 2013. Other than Wonder Woman, none of the DCEU have over a 60% on Rotten Tomatoes, and the highly publicized team-up of the world’s finest heroes in Justice League ended up disappointing at the box office.

Well, Avengers: Infinity War screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have an idea on how fix it.

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infinity war alternate scenes

The post-Infinity War news dump keeps on coming, and we’re here to help you sort it all out. Here, you can learn about several alternate scenes that never made it into the final film. Plus: read-up on the impressive improv skills of Dave Bautista. Spoilers follow.

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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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