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Avengers Infinity War writers reveal film’s most epic, indispensable moment

Avengers: Infinity War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have revealed the one moment that was always a part of the film, and was never under the threat of being edited out.

Avengers Infinity War Updated: Jun 16, 2018 15:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Avengers Infinity War,Christopher Markus,Stephen McFeely
Thor returns to Earth, armed with Stormbreaker and flanked by Rocket and Groot.

Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely aren’t strangers to writing some of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most memorable moments. They wrote the Captain America: The First Avenger scene in which Steve Rogers jumps on a grenade to protect his platoon, establishing him as the hero that he is. They also wrote the iconic ‘I can do this all day’ moment from Captain America: Civil War, which itself was a throwback to the first movie. In a recent interview the writer duo revealed the moment that was truly indispensible from Avengers: Infinity War, which they wrote for directors Joe & Anthony Russo.

Speaking to filmmaker Kevin Smith on his popular Fatman on Batman YouTube show, Markus and McFeely said that the moment when Thor returns to Earth, flanked by Rocket and Groot was the one they knew would never be removed from the final cut of the movie, “Because the whole thing is built off of that.”

Thor, Rocket and Groot off on their own adventures.

The moment arrives after Thor, Rocket and Groot successfully manage to craft a new weapon for the God of Thunder, and return to Earth, where Thanos is waging war against the Avengers. Their arrival proves to be a turning point in the battle, although it does end with Thanos wiping out half the universe’s population with a snap of his fingers.

Markus and McFeely have also written the fourth Avengers film, due out in May, 2019. They didn’t divulge any details about the movie, although they did joke about how difficult it was going to be to follow-up a $2 billion film.

Avengers 4 has been touted as a ‘significant conclusion’ to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. Disney chief Bob Iger recently said that he hopes for the series to continue with new characters.

Marvel’s next film is Ant-Man and the Wasp, due out on July 13. It will be followed by Captain Marvel in early 2019.

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First Published: Jun 16, 2018 15:22 IST