Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame are going to be two very different movies, which shouldn’t be a shock now that we have 22 movies in the Marvel canon to work from. You can’t say that Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: Ragnarok are tonally linked, but they fit in the larger scheme of the MCU.
So, the idea that Joe Russo told BoxOfficePro that Avengers: Endgame is unique and different from its predecessor isn’t exactly surprising.
“It has its own spirit that’s different than Infinity War, which is why I was keen for us to separate the movies. It’s different tonally than Infinity War, and it is told from a different point of view. It was important for us in our minds as film directors to separate those two, because we do not want to make the same movie twice, and ways that you can differentiate films are through tone and point of view.”
Maybe it’s because what I love the most about the MCU is the different feel to each movie, but I never really saw this as a question. Even taking the already existing Avengers movies, they are all tonally different because they grew with the characters. You can’t have a cheesy, innocent Steve Rogers in Endgame or even Age of Ultron, the way that they could have with The Avengers.
What’s more interesting in his statement is the idea of it coming from a different point of view. Before Avengers: Endgame, I’d argue that the point of view of these movies came from the side of the Avengers. We saw why they did the things they did, their internal fights, and very little about the villains they were taking on.
Does this mean that we’re going to get more of a point of view from Thanos? Or just that it is going to feel different from the other 22 movies we’ve all watched that … all feel different? I’m almost 90% sure Joe Russo is trolling us again, but if he isn’t, then this is going to be a new era for the MCU, and I’m, personally, ready for all the emotions that Avengers: Endgame is promising me when it hits theaters next month.
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