One doesn’t associate Disney with dark and desperate subject material so when audiences saw the morose ending for Avengers: Infinity War, it seemed likely that Disney may have pushed back on it.
This wasn’t the case at all, however, according to directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Speaking at Business Insider Ignition (via Deadline), Joe said, “they were incredibly encouraging of the choices we made.”
Anthony also confirmed that Disney was more than happy with the planned ending: “The only way to drive a conversation is to surprise people. If you’re constantly adhering to convention, you’re not going to surprise people. [Plot twists properly done create] pop culture talking points for an audience, but they’re also just good narrative.”
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