~Matt Key

It appears that we can put down another long standing rumor — Avengers: Infinity War “will not have 67 lead roles.”

So sayeth screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely with The Huffington Post.

There. Done. We can put that rumor to rest.

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The screenwriters go on to admit that they are unclear where the rumor really started, but they did offer up that their “office (is) filled with cards of everybody who was alive and available, and the (Russo) brothers came in and went ‘whoa.’ So that doesn’t mean that everyone is, you know, there’s not going to be 67 lead parts.”

As writer Christopher Markus says, “that number comes from the fact that everyone’s who’s already been introduced. If you line up all the characters who are available to use from the prior Marvel movies, it racks up to about 60 something.”

He adds an exciting caveat at the end: that number includes characters we haven’t been introduced to just yet.

But what exactly do they mean by “alive…?”

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Very foreboding.

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