The Ending of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Was Originally Much Different

If you haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War by now, I mean… what are you doing? Like, if you aren’t a fan of comic book movies, I get it, but then why are you reading this article? This has always bothered me about being a writer and having to give spoiler winnings. The people clicking the article should know that spoilers are coming and the people that don’t care about spoilers probably shouldn’t be reading the article anyway since they likely aren’t a true fan of the property their about to spoil for themselves. Real Interstellar, Catch-22 type shit.

Anyway, spoilers already follow.

So now that the idiots are gone, we can talk about the ending of Avengers: Infinity War. As we all know, while Thor is able to catch Thanos with his Super Axe (or whatever) he misses his head, allowing Thanos to snap his fingers and wipe out half of the life in the universe. While it was a shocking ending, I also thought it was cheap, as half of the killed characters already have sequels announced.

However, according to Infinity War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the now famed snapping of Thanos’ fingers was originally going to be saved for the second part of Infinity War, which is due out next year.

via New York Times:

A two-part finale was always the plan. Mr. Markus said that in one draft, the Snap didn’t occur until the second film. “But what we realized is, it would feel more like a cliffhanger than we intended,” he continued, and they had always meant to make distinct movies.

Had the Snap been pushed to Part 2, “it would be a continuation of exactly what you were watching before,” he said, when, as the culmination of 10 years of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, it should “be as big as it wants to be, and as sprawling.”

Instead, they aimed for a first movie “that went all the way to a tragic ending. And then one where mysterious things happen that I can’t tell you about.”

In addition to that little nugget of information, Markus and McFeely also dropped this little bomb about next year’s second part, in regards to Captain America and Black Widow:

Captain America and Black Widow mainly defend Earth in “Infinity War,” but they “have a much bigger role to play in that second film.” In Mr. McFeely’s words, “We gave ourselves license to pay off later.”

The still-untitled sequel to Avengers: Infinity War (which is rumored to be called Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet) is due out in theaters on May 3, 2019.

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