The ending of Infinity War had fans all around the world shocked and concerned, to say the least. Despite their best efforts, the Avengers couldn’t stop Thanos from collecting all six Infinity Stones and snapping his fingers, thus “balancing the universe” and turning a lot, emphasis on a lot, of heroes to dust.
There is still the second installment to this saga, and everyone is hoping that there is some way, somehow that the characters who perished at the hands of the Infinity Gauntlet will be resurrected once more. Still, that doesn’t diminish the sadness of seeing some of our favorite characters die, like Groot, Bucky Barnes, Spiderman, and T’Challa, to name a few.
In fact, the deaths of so many characters even shook the cores of the producers of the film. In an interview with Huntington Post, producer Nate Moore revealed that he tried to stop one of the characters from dying, by appealing to the Russo brothers. While Moore trusts the creative decisions of the Russo Brothers, when he found out the end result of Infinity War, there was one character he didn’t want to see go — Black Panther. Moore learned very early on about the Russo brothers’ decision to turn Black Panther to dust, and he immediately pleaded to the directors to spare him as the dust cleared.
“I knew pretty well what they were talking about and personally urged them to reconsider. But the storytelling made sense, so I love that we got to see a little bit more of Wakanda in that film, and I hope to see how they’re going to resolve that.”
Moore was the co-producer and executive producer on other Marvel films including Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, so he has been a long time collaborator with the Russo brothers. No doubt that over the years he has learned the dynamic of the characters and has grown attached…
“Touching on all the different ideas you can have, you talk about the pros and cons of each, and they had some really compelling arguments as to why what happened happened. I think ultimately it made for a really interesting, almost more complicated ending to that film because of how well Black Panther was embraced by audiences. Again, personally painful, but I understand the reasoning.”
It is unclear whether the Russo brothers predicted just how well audiences would respond to Black Panther, as Moore iterated, but it sure made T’challa’s death all the more painful. This pain will hopefully match the happiness at his return… hopefully!