Kevin Feige always knew that the good guy wasnt going to win when plotting the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
The 45-year-old Marvel Studios president was delighted with the way the world received the 2018 instalment of the ensemble movie franchise, as he says the reaction was exactly what they had been planning four years ago.
Speaking about the movie – as well as the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, Kevin said: We did Infinity War and Endgame at the same time, but those have been the longest gestating movies weve ever made.
Four years now, almost five years. And it was always about delivering on the promise that we had set up. And the way the world received Infinity War was amazing, it was exactly what we wanted.
Kevin enjoyed playing around with the idea of leaving the movie on a cliffhanger with villain Thanos seemingly being the victor, as he and his crew were tired of the predictable storyline of the good guy winning.
Speaking to Varietys Playback podcast, Kevin added: And that ending, which we had been working on for many years, and I do remember people, on all of the movies weve made and Im sure on many of the movies well make in the future, whenever the good guy wins, which is often – good guy, good woman, good hero wins – they go, “Eh, its kind of predictable. Good guy wins.”
Well, sometimes thats fun. But for years I remember thinking, “I wonder what theyre going to do when they dont?” Because we knew that was coming. And it couldnt have been better. The reaction was the best. The reaction. Was. The. Best.
Avengers: Endgame will hit cinema screens in April 2019, and will see the likes of Robert Downey Jr. return as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth come back as Thor, Tom Holland reprise his role as Spider-Man, Chadwick Boseman star as Black Panther, and Chris Evans return as Captain America.
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