Moving forward in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), the two juggernauts waiting in the pipeline are the next “Avengers” movies. Dubbed as “Infinity Wars,” but with a re-titling coming its way, the films will see the mightiest superheroes in the MCU up against the mad titan Thanos in the battle for the Infinity Gauntlet.
The story arcs of the flicks have already been teased in the end credit scene of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” But even before Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) has gone on the path of creating the AI villain, Ultron, a very interesting vision came to him that might also be a key piece in “Infinity Wars.”
In the vision, Stark walks into a cosmos-like environment where he stumbles on all the Avengers lying dead. On his dying breath, Captain America (Chris Evans), tells him that he could have done something to save them. From then on, this has been something that is continuously lingering at the back of his head, not just in “Age of Ultron” but going into “Captain America: Civil War” as well.
Huffington Post recently caught up with director Joe Russo, half of the Russo brothers, and he talked about the vision and what it can possibly mean.
“I think everything comes into play moving forward. It’s a cumulative storytelling, and I think that Tony is dealing with some really heavy issues. I think that vision is weighing very heavy on him in [‘Civil War’], as well,” Joe shared referring to where they left Tony in ‘Civil War.'”
Despite being a supporting cast in Cap’s third standalone flick, the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist Stark had to deal with a couple of heavy issues, both on his personal and superhero lives, all throughout the film.
“I think he’s desperate to keep the Avengers together. He says that to Cap in the movie, ‘You’re tearing them apart.’ There’s an elemental fear on his part that what he’s seen is going to come true. He’s a futurist. And I think he’s very much concerned with the threat that the cosmos offers toward humanity,” Joe added.
At the end of “Civil War,” Stark is far removed from the Avengers since joining the group in 2012, and the filmmaker revealed that it will be something that will be tackled moving forward.
“None of this stuff is over. ‘Civil War’ isn’t over. The divide between those characters isn’t done. Should they repair that relationship? Can they repair it? These are all the questions we’ll ask moving forward,” he teased.
Joe, together with his brother, Anthony, will be back in the fold after “Civil War” to direct “Infinity War” parts 1 and 2 which will come out in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus are also once again tapped to pen the story.