When the first Avengers film came in 2012, the surprise wasn’t that it was good, but rather how good it was. Director Joss Whedon brought together some of the most iconic Marvel Comics characters together and crafted a compelling narrative that gave all of them a chance to shine. The Avengers wasn’t just a great superhero film. It was a great film, period.

2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron faltered a bit. It lacked the novelty of teaming up these characters for the first time and felt comparatively overstuffed. Still, there was never any doubt of more installments. Next year sees the release of Avengers: Infinity War. We might not be in charge of making it, but we do have some suggestions for how the next Avengers film can live up to (or surpass) the quality of the first film. Marvel started filming a little over two weeks ago and has already released a production trailer for the film, so you can already tell this movie is going to be one of its biggest projects to date.

Use the Guardians of the Galaxy Wisely

The plot for Infinity War involves the Avengers teaming up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s other great team: the Guardians of the Galaxy. That’s right, you’ll see Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon and Groot fighting alongside the Avengers. However, there is something to be said for too much of a good thing. If directors Joe and Anthony Russo aren’t careful, they could end up with a film that is overloaded with great characters, to the point where it’s not so great. This decision to team up the two different films comes as a highpoint in phase three for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as this expansive web will now be matching up characters that seemed to be on two totally different timelines.

Retain the Wit

It’s understandable that Joss Whedon would leave the Avengers series after two films. They’re demanding productions, and we’re sure Whedon wants to explore some new characters. Still, we’ll miss his presence, partially due to how well Whedon’s reputation for witty dialogue lent itself to these ensemble superhero pictures. At least we know we’re in good hands. The Russo brothers directed the last two Captain America films and are bringing back their screenwriting team from those films: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

Don’t Go Too Dark

Christopher Nolan’s Batman films made it seem like a comic book film needed to be dark in order to be taken seriously. Then, films such as The Avengers showed you could have laughs coexist alongside exhilaration. Meanwhile, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was roundly disliked in part due to how bleak it was (in tone and cinematography). We’d hate for Infinity War to think it needs to shroud itself in darkness in order to be good.

Don’t Tread Water

It’s easy to be cynical about franchises such as The Avengers. After all, if you put Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk in a movie together, people are bound to see it, regardless of the quality. So why should they try? Well, based on previous Avengers films, we believe the filmmakers do have a love for these characters and respect for their fans. Still, we want there to be risks taken with Infinity War. While they shouldn’t go crazy and overhaul everything we like about previous films, they should develop the characters as best they can and throw a few surprises along our way.

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When the first Avengers film came in 2012, the surprise wasn't that it was good, but rather how good it was. Director Joss Whedon brought together some of the most iconic Marvel Comics characters together and crafted a compelling narrative that gave all of them a chance to shine....