Back to the OG Avengers: Captain America and Black Widow to play 'bigger role' in the Infinity War sequel
With the MCU currently in its Phase III, comic book characters such as Iron Man, Cap, Black Widow, and the Hulk are at the center of all action
After an eventful clash between Earth's mightiest heroes and Thanos, the last Marvel blockbuster ended with the Avengers literally being reduced to the ashes. Well, at least most of them, barring the core members of the team including Chris Evans' Captain America and Scarlett Johansson-played Black Widow.
For those well-acquainted with Marvel's pattern when it comes to its all-encompassing cinematic universe, this selective sparing of life shouldn't have come as a big shocker. Especially since the MCU is currently in its Phase III, where comic book characters such as Iron Man, Cap, Black Widow, and the Hulk are at the center of all action.
And even if there were any doubts about their role in the post Infinity War universe, latest clarification comes right from the horse's mouth. Speaking with The New York Times recently, Avengers 4 scriptwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, candidly assured that there is a more prominent role in store for at least two of the Marvel heroes — our very own Captain and Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow.
Although the last Avengers movie presented these two at the eleventh hour, limited to mostly a reactionary performance, in Avengers 4 though, the duo seems to have a longer screen time.
Explaining that “we are never writing without knowing where the end goes," co-writer Markus told the publication that both Evans and Johansson's superheroes will “have a much bigger role to play in that second film.”
Quipping in, McFeely added: "We gave ourselves license to pay off later.”
Infinity War's rather bleak ending has indeed raised quite a few eyebrows. While the majority of fans appear to be concerned about the future of the MCU timeline, another group has been upset with one particular Marvel hero, whose action might (or might not) have led to the fateful turn of events at the end of Avengers 3.
As it turns out, Star Lord's decision to act recklessly and smack Thanos in the face has not gone down well with some of the loyalists. But if director Joe Russo is allowed to present a defense, he would most likely say "to err is human". (Star-Lord is half-human after all.)
"His girlfriend, who he was in love with, was murdered by another corrupt paternal figure … He made a very emotional choice," the Marvel director explained.