'Avengers: Infinity War' Writers on the Challenges of Writing an Extended Universe
Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have begun writing for Avengers: Infinity War, but spoke with Cinema Blend while doing press for Captain America: Civil War, revealing the difficulties of penning a script with five Marvel pictures to come between now and Infinity War.
"Some of it is informed guesswork," McFeely said. "Some of it is constantly pestering people who are making those [other] movies to tell us what they're doing. And sometimes it is us going, 'It would be massively beneficial if this person could be in this place at the end of your movie. I don't care what he does in your movie, but by the end of it...'"
"And you know, we write it, we assume when we write it and rewrite it and rewrite it, as more information comes in, we will be adjusting," Markus said. "When we're turning in the first draft, it's absolutely that, a first draft, and we'll go through a lot before we get to November."
The films to come between now and then are Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther. Between the two Infinity War films are Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Captain Marvel, which the directors have taken into consideration.