Yes, Captain America: Civil War hasn't even hit theaters and we're already talking about Avengers: Infinity War. Seems the Russo Brothers caused a bit of a stir when they talked about there being 67 Marvel characters in the two-part film. Turns out, that is roughly the number of living characters that have been created in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far.
Writers for both Civil War and Infinity War, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, clarified what was going on:
"Well, I mean that number is literally — that number comes from the fact that that's everyone who's already been introduced. If you line up all the character's who are available to use from the prior Marvel movies, it racks up to about 60 something characters, let alone the new ones you could bring in," said Markus.
"Right," added McFeely. "We had our office filled with cards of everybody who was alive and available, and the brothers came in and went, 'Whoa.' So that doesn't mean that everyone is, you know, there's not going to be 67 lead parts."
But the two writers are looking forward to working on one character in particular.
"[Thanos]. It's easy," said McFeely. "Really giving him good scenes. You know, he's never been the villain in any of the movies. He's never been the main character in that way, so giving lots of good screen time to Thanos is paramount and pretty fun."
"There's an aspect of, you know, people know what's coming, so our challenge is how best are we going to handle this somewhat known quantity. But also he's barely been touched on. He's at about 20 seconds of screen time," said Markus.
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 is in theaters May 2018.
[Source: Huffington Post]