The embargo has been lifted on Avengers: Infinity War set reports. The floodgates have not opened in the way we’re used to seeing and that’s probably because of the sheer volume of information and interviews each outlet has. Right now, the focus is on interviews with Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) and Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther).
Each actor discussed his character’s state of mind in the film and how they fit in the story. Boseman, who could not say much since the interview took place last June when so little was publicly known about Black Panther, found it interesting to see the tonal clash between franchises like his and Guardians of the Galaxy.
You know, that is a good question. No, no, Seriously, because that is the difficulty in making a movie like this, you have to see the flavor of each one of them. So, I think what is good is that in this situation, you’re seeing them in my world. They’re in my wold so it’s interesting to have them enter our space, which is not something that happens all of the time. I think it’s important for us to give the flavor of Wakanda, and they’re really adjusting to our space, so that will be part of the fun of the movie. And the Guardians entering it…obviously, there is a clash, all of that is conflict but it’s not conflict between us necessarily, so, but it is an emotional, psychological, social conflict.
As for Thanos, Wakanda has no history with the Mad Titan, but that’s not what matters to T’Challa, according to Boseman.
You have a world problem with Thanos, a problem that affects everyone in the world. So Wakanda is on the world stage and we’re obviously advanced in a way where we can help with the situation, so that is all that’s happening here.
Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner is the first human, that we know of, to witness the might of Thanos and live to tell the tale. Remember that we last saw Banner aboard the ship housing all of the Asgardians at the end of Thor: Ragnarok. Then Thanos came calling in his Sancturary II warship in the mid-credits scene.
The Avengers: Infinity War trailer shows Banner back on Earth, so we know he gets out of that situation alive. He probably gets an assist from Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and the Tesseract (Space Stone) in order to escape. Before, Tony Stark was the man worried about another alien invasion, but as Ruffalo said on set, Banner arrives to let everyone know the situation is much worse than they could have imagined.
“Banner knows probably more about Thanos than probably anybody and he’s really trying to impress on everybody how dangerous he is, it’s a little bit of a Chicken Little [scenario]. He comes in screaming bloody murder…He’s seen what damage he can cause and how powerful he is and the entire group is in disarray, so he’s also getting caught up on what’s happened here and is trying to get them to transcend their differences and impress upon them how much danger they’re actually facing.”
It sounds like Banner could be a key figure in reuniting all of The Avengers who were torn apart by the events of Captain America: Civil War. Banner “doesn’t get” the conflict, according to Ruffalo. If you’ll notice from the trailer, Banner is the only character seen with both Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Captain America (Steve Rogers) at different points in the film.
Perhaps Hulk, the character almost everyone used to fear, will be the big, green olive branch that gets all of the heroes back on the same side. Hopefully, he’s not tool late.