So far, the duo of Joe and Anthony Russo have, in a way, been given the keys to the Marvel Studios kingdom after first taking charge with Captain America’s first solo adventure after The Avengers. While Joss Whedon directed both Avengers films, the Russos went from just the Captain America films to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe narrative, jumping from two Captain America films to Avengers: Infinity War and the still-untitled Avengers 4.
With that consistency, there’s always the possibility that the films could start to feel similar in tone and style to the point that they feel like they’re playing it safe, as is sometimes a criticism given to some of the Marvel Studios films. But during a viewing party for Avengers: Infinity War, the Russo Brothers made it clear that they try to make each of their films feel unique.
Consider- Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a spy and espionage film, Captain America: Civil War is an Avengers film in all but name- come on, you know it is!- and Avengers: Infinity War is about Thanos’ quest. And the Russos made sure to stress that each film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe under their watch feels different, as explained in the tweet below:
Russo Brothers On Which Team-Up In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Was The Most Exciting
— The Avengers (@Avengers) August 4, 2018
Russo Bros. Reveal Red Skull’s Fate After ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
And indeed, each of their films does have a different feel to it, with Avengers: Infinity War upping the scales from the two Captain America films they’ve handled. And with all hope seemingly lost at the end of Infinity War and the effects of Thanos’ snap spreading to other characters beyond those seen in Infinity War– as seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp– it remains to be seen just how different Avengers 4 will end up feeling. But time will tell.
What have you thought of the Marvel Studios films handled by the Russo Brothers? Tonally and otherwise, do you believe they each feel unique? Let us know in the comments below.
Avengers: Infinity War is available now on Digital HD and will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD on August 14th.
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Characters Ranked From Best To Worst
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Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is nothing short of a triumph. The way that directors Anthony and Joe Russo along with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely managed to bring all of these larger-than-life characters from separate films together so cohesively and in such an entertaining manner is something to be praised. And given the epic scale of this project along with its massive ensemble, some characters get to have more satisfying arcs than others, but nonetheless – each character somehow gets to have their moment in the spotlight to shine.
Here are the majority of the characters from the remarkable ensemble of Avengers: Infinity War ranked from best to worst. Granted, none of these characters are put in the situation where the film reaches “bad” territory, but given the amount of characters involved, certain characters shine more than others. But even with that, this just goes to show how the Russo Brothers, Markus and McFeely knocked this out of the park. Start the list by clicking Next.