It feels like just yesterday when everyone was saying, “Iron Man? As a movie? How is that going to be?” Now, 10 years later, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is bringing all of the previous stories and characters together in an unprecedented climax to everything that has happened up until now. The latest two films in the MCU, Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther, have progressed their own stories and still set the stage for the main event. Now all that is left is Avengers: Infinity War.
The directors of Captain America: Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, Joe and Anthony Russo, have been carefully preparing for this moment for a long time. The brother directors handled one multi-hero team up very well with Civil War, so the next culmination in Avengers: Infinity War we can only assume will be even more epic than the last.
In the special features of the home media release of Thor: Ragnarok, there is a featurette about the ten-year Marvel Studios celebration, where many of the actors and directors from the previous 18 films gathered for a giant class photo. During this celebration, Joe Russo and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige explained just how interconnected all of the stories are and will be, going into Infinity War.
“Every story that Marvel has told since Iron Man 1 finds a narrative thread in these next two Avengers movies. It is a culmination of all that storytelling,” the filmmakers said.
Weaving together stories from 18 films is no easy feat, but the Russo Brothers and Feige seem to have this massive world under control.