The cataclysmic events of Avengers: Infinity War will have lasting effects on the franchise it leaves behind. Perhaps none bigger than the sacrifice of Zoe Saldana’s Gamora by Thanos to obtain the Soul Stone. According to the film’s screenwriters, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the character was too vital to the future to be left lying in that pit.
During a conversation with ComicBook.com the two masterminds behind a majority of the MCU’s success reminisced on how and why Gamora returned from the past.
“There are the parts so that Gunn could do whatever he needs to do that,” McFeey said. “That was just basically, you saw the behind the scenes stuff where they all kneel and she sort of boogies off set. If you let that in, you would’ve gone, ‘Oh, she’s alive and she’s over there.’ It’s very vague now. I don’t know what he’s going to do with it.”
However, it is clear that this new Gamora has not experienced the growth that her decesed-self had. She runs off from the mourning Avengers and Guardians and the latter are left searching the galaxy for any sign of her.
“I also liked that little dangling piece of time travel,” Markus said. “The bow wasn’t completely wrapped up and there was a little bit of an after effect from what they did. That doesn’t necessarily affect this movie. And I don’t know how it’s going to affect the coming Guardians. But just leaving some strings, when you’re tying up this many strings, it’s satisfying to know that there are a few still still dangling.”
In 2018, James Gunn was famously fired from his directing gig at Disney due to some resurfaced tweets. However, following an agreement between the two parties, he returned. Gunn will direct the third film within the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. However, he must first finish work on DC’s The Suicide Squad, which he wrote during his Disney sabbatical.
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