In front of Avengers: Infinity War dominating theaters in 2018, Jim Starlin, who was responsible for the Infinite War comic series, doubted how the film would turn out due to the disappointment of the Justice League a year earlier. That film eventually became a mishmash of two different visions, resulting in a lukewarm reception from critics and fans, and four years later, original director Zack Snyder was given free rein to restore his original plan to all its glory. It turned out that such fears about Infinite War There was no need to worry, but Starlin told ComicBook.com that he couldn’t say which way the film would go before it hit theaters.
“I did have a few bad moments right before the Infinite War [release]” Jim Starlin said. “I had been to the set for the cameo shoot and had chatted with the two screenwriters, Markus and McFeely, and quite a bit with Joe Russo. In Infinity War, they had half an hour to film. would be.”
“Apparently there would be half an hour without the Avengers. So I thought, ‘That’s pretty cool.’ Then I was on the plane and I looked at the Justice League movie, and they just kind of threw in Steppenwolf at the end, and it does its thing. All in all, it was a pretty bad movie. So about a month or so before Infinity War came out, Russo said… Let me know they had to cut Thanos’ half hour. All I could think was, ‘Oh my god, that’s going to make the Justice League movie.'”
The idea that his creation would be ruined led him to compare it to another DC outing, the 1960s Batman TV series, which gave audiences a certain perception of the character until Tim Burton brought his version of the Dark Knight to cinemas nearly three decades later.
“I had Bob Kane on my mind all of a sudden, because in the ’60s they did this really bad Batman,” Starlin explained. “It was very campy. It was the antithesis of what Bob had made. But he got a piece of it, with his leftovers with all the Batman stuff. He had made a pretty good deal that others didn’t, so I imagined he has to go on interviews and say, ‘I love it.’ I thought, “I’ll be in the same damn position. I’ll have to go and do the interviews, Oh yeah, I love it. It is awesome. That is amazing. Then the heart goes, Oh, it’s a piece of shit!’ So I’m in line for the premiere and go in there and rehearse, ‘I love it. I love it. I love it.’ Three minutes into the movie, even before the Hulk shows up, I go, “Hey, I’m not going to have a problem with this at all. This is going to be one that I’ll easily say I love and mean it.” “It’s true. I’ve been the happiest cartoonist there is. Three, four times to a battle, if you count the Infinity Gauntlet, and they’ve made it out of the park with my characters every time.”
It is now hard to believe that there could ever have been any doubt about the success of Infinite War, and in fact all the Marvel Studio movies of the past decade. With Marvel TV shows dominating the ratings of Disney+ and Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe approaching us, it’s unlikely the original creators of future Marvel comic adaptations will have similar fears. This news first appeared on ComicBook.com.
Topics: Avengers, Infinity War, Justice League