Avengers: Endgame Directors Have One Major Regret
After almost 20 films, Marvel Studios are facing an end of an era with Avengers: Endgame. The two-story arc began with Infinity War. The production on both the movies completed back to back.
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo are seeing the light in the dark. And now, the duo has revealed one major aspect of the productions.
“We wouldn’t shoot them back-to-back,” Anthony said to CinemaBlend.
Despite the short time between the production of both, the directors treated the film separately. They had to actually figure out a way to divide aspects between Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War, as revealed by Anthony Russo.
“I think the challenge for all of us was finding the balance between the two films,” Anthony added. “Because each film is so complex on its own that sometimes considering both of them was a bit overwhelming. So we looked for opportunities in the process to separate the two so that our brains could be fully focused on the narrative. While the films have a connection, as the Marvel films do, they are distinct stories.”
WHAT JOE RUSSO SAYS:
Here’s what Joe Russo says about the approach they took to differentiate both films:
“We look in a way that you would look at writers in comic books,” said Joe. “People pick up different runs, and they go with it. If there are things from mythology that you are inspired by or you find relevancy in, you go with that. If there are things in mythology that you want to see differently, then you explore ways to execute it differently.”
HELPED THEM WORK IN THE GREATER CONTEXT OF MCU
“I think, of course, there is a list of movies that have preceded this,” Russo said. “Those movies have been directed by a lot of different directors, with a lot of different styles, and a lot of different things to say. Anthony and I have found repeatedly that the best and only way for us to move forward, is to receive that information, keep what we like, explore what we like, and exploit what we like, and tell the story that we want to tell.
“I think the audience goes with you when you make those changes, or there are things that you discard,” he said. “Same with you do in a comic run, when you’re reading it. You go, ‘I want to see someone else’s point of view on this. That was an awesome point of view, and I had a lot of fun with that. Now I want to see something else. Now I want to see … ‘ That’s, I think, what Marvel’s done really well, by bringing in a lot of different voice to execute their films.”