Sean Gunn teases that there will be even more CGI characters in Avengers: Infinity War. With only three more films to go until Infinity War is released, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to reach the culmination of everything it’s been building towards for the past nine years. Bringing together characters from every single past Marvel Studios film, Infinity War promises to be one of the most ambitious films not only made in the superhero genre but in the history of film – period.
While the official plot details from Infinity War are still fairly unknown, the basic outline of the film revolves entirely around the Mad Titan, Thanos (played by Josh Brolin), and his mission to acquire all of the six infinity stones and bring them together to create the Infinity Gauntlet. The gauntlet will give Thanos the power to essentially rule over the entire universe, and as a result, forces The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy to come together in a mad dash to try and stop him from succeeding in his mission.
What that means is that, in addition to just being the largest film in terms of scope, Avengers: Infinity War will also have more main characters in it than any other Marvel film to date. During a recent interview with MoviePilot at Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in London, Kraglin and Rocket Raccoon actor Sean Gunn talked about playing Rocket in Infinity War, teasing how the inclusion of many other CGI characters has affected his process:
“I can tell you that the process for Rocket has been very similar to the Guardian movies. If anything, it’s even more painstaking, because there are even more CGI characters around. In Guardians 2, Baby Groot was there the whole time, but the rest of the time was mostly with other live actors. In Avengers, there are several other characters who are CGI enhanced that I’ve interacted with, which makes the process a little more deliberate.”
This isn’t much of a surprise since, with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, Rocket Raccoon, Groot (Vin Diesel), Iron Man (Tony Stark), and Thanos (Brolin), it was already clear there were going to be a number of characters in the film, created entirely through CGI or through motion-capture technologies. But Gunn’s comments are intriguing nonetheless since it’s possible that Rocket may be sharing scenes with characters fans might not have previously expected him to, or with entirely new characters not yet announced .
More than anything else, balancing all of the characters in the film is the biggest challenge that the Russo brothers as directors, and Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely as screenwriters, face when bringing the story of Infinity War together. That’s probably why the decision to make Thanos more of the main character in the film may pay off in spades for the filmmakers in the end, as it not only allows him to become a fully fleshed out villain but also lets the heroes of the film shine as they orbit around him. Whether or not Infinity War will be able to pull off that balancing act remains a mystery, but the inclusion of so many characters makes it both the most ambitious and exciting film that Marvel Studios has made to date.