Anthony and Joe Russo let it be known that the tone of The Avengers: Infinity War won't be similar to either Captain America: The Winter Soldier or Captain America: Civil War.
They filled in the BBC that Infinity War will be "very funny":
"I think that tone is an underappreciated aspect of filmmaking," Je Russo said. "In fact, one of the most critical aspects is managing tone, and this film in particular, when egos like this clash between these superheroes there's bound to be humor. A lot of the characters in this universe diffuse tension with humor, so we knew the movie was going to be very funny. It's very different than Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War in that regard because the tone of Cap movies is a little bit more serious. Cap is a little more straight-laced and intense, and the world he was in in both of those movies required he behave that way."
"And in this film, you've got a lot of ya know really unique personalities clashing so we knew we were going to lean into the humor. The way that we balance it in the script phase and on set with the actors is we do a lot of improvisation. We have a lot of very funny people on the set, so typically we wait for the first take or two we'll have them stick to script, and then we let them go off script and probably shoot five or six more takes off script, and then you get in the edit room with all that footage and you spend hours and hours combing through it until you find the right combination that balances the tone and gets the humor across but keeps the stakes moving forward."
It seems just about all of Marvel movies as of late are taking the comedic approach as it's also known Captain Marvel is "hilarious." Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy movies, Thor: Ragnarok and Ant-Man are all goofy and silly as well, and so is pretty much Spider-Man.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is considered by a lot of fans as the best MCU movie ever, but for some odd reason Marvel Studios chooses not to go in that direction again. I wonder if Perlmutter and his former Marvel Comics Creative Committee were more responsible for The Winter Soldier than Feige?
It appears Marvel Studios is catering more and more to the general audience than the comic book fans, which you can argue makes sense from a dollar perspective.
The Avengers: Infinity War opens April 27.