Avengers: Infinity War has been the ambitious start to the Phase 3 finale for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Setting the record for the largest opening weekend of all time, Infinity War has been pretty much loved and adored by fans, giving them an epic story with unexpected twists and lasting questions as we wait until Avengers 4. Some of the questions, however, weren’t exactly intentional.
These inquiries are commonly known as “plot holes” and they are all over the comic book and movie business. And, when you have such an ambitious film continuity like the MCU, spanning 19 films so far, with different directors and writers for most films, these plot holes in continuity happen from time to time. Infinity War is no exception.
Case in point, Gamora’s history in the MCU. For those familiar with all the MCU films, you will remember Gamora talking to Star Lord about Thanos killing her parents in front of her when she was just a child. However, as you see in the flashback scene during Infinity War, Thanos turns Gamora’s head away from the violence as his Chitari army wipes out half of her planet’s population, including her parents. So what’s with the difference here? Did the writers drop the ball here? Well, hold your judgmental horses just a second.
During an interview with Collider, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely were asked about said plot hole and pretty much laughed it off.
“[We] tried not to,” said McFeely, explaining that the duo attempted to make sure not to trample on continuity. He then suggested that it was merely an issue of where Gamora was standing at the time. “So are you nitpicking about where she’s facing?” he joked, before adding: “I’m comfortable with what we’ve done.”
Markus agreed and added,
“I think those two don’t necessarily conflict,” before McFeely ended the interview with a simple statement about the issue. “I think we’re safe,” he concluded.
It really is a nit-picky conversation, to be honest. Gamora was just a child during these events, and ended up in an extremely tumultuous and painful upbringing. She could simply exaggerate the memory just a bit due to all the trauma she has live throughout her life. At the end of the day, it’s not really a big deal, nor does it really effect anything plot wise for the film. So, just sit back and enjoy the film, and look forward to Avengers 4 in 2019.
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