During an overseas press conference over the weekend, Marvel Studios gathered 21 actors from Avengers: Infinity War to ask unanswerable questions about the film. There were Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johnasson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Chris Hemsworth, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Tom Holland, Josh Brolin, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Winston Duke, Dave Bautista, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie and Pom Klementieff as well as the directors Anthony and Joe Russo and producer Kevin Feige.
As if these marquee names were not enough, the rumor is still familiar faces from all corners of Marvel's colossal film universe will appear in the film, Friday. I sat down with the Russo Brothers after the press conference and hugged them to name names. "Many universes intersect, but not all the elements of the universe intersect," Joe said to me, with a promise from Russos that they have not forgotten Hawkeye and that they have declared that Brie Larson's Captain Marvel in ET Infinity War .
ET: With the movie coming out this week, are you still feeling like you need to be chained, or are you starting to make it easier to tell about the movie?
Joe: Oh no, we're stuck. (1
Anthony: These secrets are better now than ever, you know what I mean  Joe: It was really from the wrong scripts Not to show the movie to everybody, it's all good, because we have not seen anything that is real. Well, it was a good strategy. I think it helps.
What percentage of the movie do you think was teased in the trailers and clips?
Joe: It's like five minutes of footage, I think that was teased out there. And it's usually nothing – I mean, I do not think there's anything dramatic about it. Only character interactions and I think that's the big selling point of this movie. If you've been a fan for the past 10 years, that's it. This is the moment to finally see all your favorite characters. But as for the big surprises that go with the story, none of it has been mentioned.
So, are there any big patterns in this movie that we have no idea about?  Joe: Huge. It's a big movie. There are a lot of things that were not touched at all in the footage.
With Marvel we can not trust the trailers any more.
Joe: That's right.
stuff shown in the trailer ends differently in the movie. I think of the Thor: Ragnarok follower, who showed Thor with both eyes. And if I remember, Spider-Man was taken out of a group shot in Trailer Civil War .
Joe: He was. We changed the settings to protect the secrets in the movie. We have recordings that are not in the movie, and we put in the trailers to provide the fans with footage. So, maybe there are shots you love in the trailer that you will not see in this movie.
Are there any changes in the trailer?
Joe: There are always changed settings, yes. It's impossible to record material from the movie because there are so many little surprises and it does not change ahead of time. You have to do that!
What did you learn when you made Civil War what was such a massive crossover that your approach to Infinity War 19659002] Anthony: I do not know, to be honest. Civil War for us existed between Winter Soldier and Civil War more continuity than not. Because it was still a story about Captain America. Winter Soldier was also an ensemble film; it's just Civil War was a larger ensemble movie. I think what we learned was that even though Winter Soldier was an ensemble film, Black Widow and Falcon lived in very much cap in this movie. What we had to do in Civil War is the central narrative in this film, in which the Avengers are torn apart and the relationship between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark is going to be destroyed. This is a really serious and tense narrative thread, but we've found that right in the middle of this movie, we can introduce characters who had no relation to this split and who did not have the baggage, this tension, like Spider-Man and Ant-Man, and we can actually use these characters in different ways for different colors, different tone colors. I think we really enjoyed that movie because we enjoyed balancing this movie. Joe and I really love balanced movies. We like movies that make you laugh, make you cry, make you think, scare you, etc.
Joe: You get more for your money.
Anthony: In order to balance this movie, we had to make those characters who were less close to the central problem a little easier and funnier. I think that's a tool that we've put into this movie as well.
You talked about finding "strange alchemy" when you put together characters. Was there a mating that you did not plan that surprised you, how well the characters were gelled or what that chemistry looked like?
Joe: Because Taika [Waititi] recovered Thor while we were shooting, I think Thor [and] Star Lord, who met, was much more flammable and much funnier, as we expected. Much of it was only part of what was happening in the Thor universe at that time. Taika came down and sat down with us and showed us scenes from the movie, explaining the direction he was working in – because obviously it's a very unpredictable direction until you see the footage – and then our opinion on interpretation opened up by Thor, which would allow for a more combustible relationship  Anthony: It was almost more complementary to the Guardian's Sound
in addition to having everyone who ever there was a Marvel movie In this, you introduce four new characters with Thanos Black Order. [Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian, Ebony Maw and Proxima Midnight, who is played by Carrie Coon.] Did it feel like an immense undertaking to have such a big cast and then to establish new players and make them pop?
Joe: It does, and you only have to make decisions that are efficient for storytelling. This is not a movie about the Black Order. But it was helpful to have them in the movie because we have many heroes and heroes we need to get into conflict with someone. And Thanos can not always be everywhere.
Anthony: Even with the stones. Laughs ]
Joe: You also want to reserve it for a climax. So we brought the Black Order, our favorite characters from the [Jonathan] Hickman Run, but they are not the same Black Order from the books. We interpret these for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, not for the comic books. They have different power sets. They are not as omnipotent as in the books. They live more in the world of the children of Thanos, which include Nebula and Gamora. They are tough and powerful, but they are not Thanos.
"We turned to Downey halfway through the movie and said," Oh sh * t. Where is Renner? "
I will go and name some of the people who are rumored to be hoping that you will confirm who actually is and who is not. Is Hawkeye in Infinity War ?
Joe: Uhh, Hawkeye … We can not tell you, but I'll say that about Hawkeye. We knew when we were working on Avengers 3 and 4 that we had a lot of story real estate there. Especially with the original Avengers, we wanted to make sure they all had satisfying stories, and we knew we both had films about them. So it's more of a long game with Hawkeye than a short game.
Anthony: But it is based on his story advancing from Civil War . There is a narrative, there is a reason that he is not absent or not.
Joe: He was a refugee at the end of the movie, so we have to answer that question.
Were you surprised by the response from the fans, this outcry for Hawkeye when he was not in the trailers or on any of the posters?
Joe: We love it! Because it only shows how passionate they are for all these characters.
Anthony: It was really great – just like Joe said. I love those moments where you are reminded that each of these characters has a very dedicated fan base. It is wonderful. But it was certainly surprising to think that this was a mistake. Laughs ]
As if you had just overlooked him.
Joe: Halfway through the movie, we turned to Downey and said, "Oh sh * t, where is Renner?"
Anthony: Why is Renner not here? "
What about Hawkeye's family, are you there?  Joe: We can not say that either. But we will say that a guy who is a refugee must have a solution to flee, especially if he has a family. You will find out in this film what his solution was.
Joe: Valkyrie … Um. Can not say.
Anthony: We give you the same answer! She is a great character.
Joe: Can not say, but, like, many universes intersect but not all elements of the universe intersect.
Joe: He is also a refugee. I think that when you see the movie, you will understand the choice it has made. Not unlike Hawkeye.
Joe: Same thing. It is as if not all the elements of each universe intersect.
There are rumors that Janet van Dyne is in it.
Joe: You know that funny – Let me just say, these are weird rumors.
Joe: Can not say.
Joe: Can not Confirm or Deny
One of Howard Starks
Joe: Can not Affirm or Deny
Anthony: [ Laughs ] And again we have two films that are worth telling. We are really only at this point, where we only speak with the first film.
When ET interviewed you on set last year, you said that Captain Marvel was in this and that you – I quote you – "really, really proud to introduce them." Then we were told that she is not in the movie.
Joe: Yes. What we did was, I believe, we talked about – because we shot both films at the same time – we talked about both films as if they were a movie in our heads.
Anthony: We have developed this habit internally in the crew. We would simply call it "the movie". I think that was where the misunderstanding came from.
They were the first directors to work with Brie Larson in the Marvel Universe.
Joe: That's right.
So, she is not in this one?
Anthony: [ Laughs ]
You said that the genre of Infinity War is a smash and a hit Grave movie inspired by Rape movies of the 90s
Joe: Out of Sight . 2 Days in the Valley yeah
What is the genre of Avengers 4 ?
Joe: I do not think there is a specific genre for this movie. This movie, because there are so many characters, required a very simple plot. And Smash and Grab movies have a very simple storyline. In Out of Sight there are some diamonds in an aquarium and everyone wants the diamonds, you know? In this film, Thanos wants the infinity stones. And that's the unifying element, that's the glue that pulls all the characters together is, "We have to stop that guy from getting the infinity stones." This allows much more story real estate for character interactions, because these people are in conflict with each other and they do not have to comment. And so that the audience can follow all the characters, they do not have to follow a very complicated plot.
Will the storyline by Avengers 4 then simply remain? [?
Anthony: Here's the thing, we really do not talk about Avengers 4 for two reasons: number one, that's the movie right now. But number two is that we have one more year left to work on this film. That's a lot of work. We are not really ready to present what this movie is.
Joe: That's why we also hide the title.