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It seems that while we haven’t seen much of Thanos as of yet – he’s really good at sitting in chairs – that’s going to change in Avengers: Infinity War, however.
Joe Russo – co-director of the upcoming superhero epic – recently spoke with Fandango and gave some insight as to what we can expect as to which characters take the lead in the film.
Interestingly enough, I’ll start out by saying Thanos, even though he’s not a character that had a huge pre-existing story in the Marvel universe. He was a threat, but he was not developed in any way up to this point. Thanos has an incredible amount of screen time in this film, in a lot of ways I would say it’s his movie.
Our job when we make these films – and what we feel is important to us – is to surprise the audience. We wanted to tell a story that they weren’t expecting, and the story is told from the point of view of a villain, which I think is also really unique and risky for a commercial film that will surprise the audience.
I think this is a market where the audience really enjoys innovation and disruption, and we want to do something innovative in this space. So I think Thanos has an incredible amount of screen time, and I think you’ll find that Thor has a really interesting arc in the film. He hasn’t been at the forefront of other Avengers movies, but he certainly has a very important role in this film. So I’ll say, Thanos and Thor.
If you’re worried about your favorite Marvel character getting shortchanged, however, Russo says just wait for Avengers 4 coming in 2019.
We knew that because we had two films, ‘Avengers 3’ and ‘4’, that in one movie we could push people to the forefront but then we could pull back in the second film and push other characters to the forefront who had less screen time in the first movie. We did have the opportunity to divide it up that way. So if you feel like one of your favorite characters didn’t get enough screen time in Avengers 3, well then wait ’til ‘Avengers 4.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27.
Source: Fandango .