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'Avengers: Endgame' has 'more secrets' than 'Infinity War'

SALT LAKE CITY — “Avengers: Endgame” is full of secrets, according to the film’s directors.

“Avengers: Endgame” directors Joe and Anthony Russo said in a recent interview with Rotten Tomatoes that they were more protective of this film’s script because of its high amount of secrets.

  • “(There are) more secrets in 'Endgame' than there are in ‘Infinity War,’” Joe Russo said in the interview.

The directors said that the writers spent many months inside the writer’s room trying to decide on “different story ideas, different possibilities.”

  • “We very thoroughly explore a lot of different ideas before we lock into what’s exciting us most. So, at some point, yeah, sure, there are many variations (on who died at the end of ‘Infinity War’), but once the story starts to take shape it really forms in a muscular way around a single idea. And then we spend months working on that,” Anthony Russo said.

Last week, “Avengers: Endgame” writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely explained why they killed off certain “Infinity War” characters, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.

  • Markus told Uproxx, “You know, it was all a question of who had a story and you consider story and pairings and who’s going to feel least like a retread.”
  • McFeely added, “And also, you know, sometimes it wasn’t so much who lived as who died. If you kill only supporting characters, you pulled your punch. And if you do the opposite it just seems weird.”