No spoilers, that is a promise.
Sitting through two hours , 40 minutes of Avengers: Infinity War, I could not help but wonder what Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have in common with David Beinoff and D B Weiss, Game of Thrones writers.
It just got me thinking. Now Avengers: Infinity Wars is a culmination of nearly ten years of storytelling across eighteen movies with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely having written, or co-written, six movies in the franchise already starting from their first gig on 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger.
Avengers: Infinity Wars is the second most expensive movie of all time, it is the crowning glory of every comic and movie in the Marvel cinematic universe.
The writers definitely had a hard time summing up all characters together in the short time frame of less than 3 hours, so they admittedly took a leaf from Game of Thrones.
During the filming, while speaking to Comicbook, McFeely said
One of the reasons that first Avengers movie was so popular and so exciting is, you were taking 4 franchises and *clap* smashing them into each other. Hopefully we have the same kind of magic here, where we bring this completely different set of characters and smash them into varying groups of our characters. Another thing to think about, one of the challenges we’ve had is, how do you make sure this is not 25 people moving from one scene to one scene to one scene? So we talk, being a little facetious about it, but we talk about how it’s like Nashville [television show], right? So you’ve got 4 or 5 different stories weaved together and then come together and then break apart. So, you get all these different pairings and groupings of 4 and 5 and 6.
Markus further explained with a comparison to the most recent season of Game of Thrones.
And even now, not unlike something like Game of Thrones, where you have this vast canvas with characters you’ve been watching this guy over here molesting this girl over here in the East for years and only now does it have that feeling of massive plates shifting and finally bringing these characters near each other.
I got the GOT vibe from Scene One, and especially when I saw Peter Dinklage as Eitri, the king of the Dwarves of Nidavellir, one of the Nine Realms in Asgardian mythology and the home of a legendary forge.
He was bad-ass. Okay no spoilers.