Anthony Mackie Says ‘Infinity War’s Final Fight Scene Is 25 Script Pages Long
Avengers: Infinity War is going to be a lot. A lot of characters, a lot of superpowers, and a lot of fights. In the lead-up to the Avengers’ final confrontation with mad Titan Thanos, one fight, according to Anthony Mackie a.k.a Falcon, is nearly half an hour long.
While Mackie was on Good Morning America this week (h/t ScreenRant), he mentioned that the final fight of the movie took up a pretty big portion of the script. “I got 25 pages, which was the final fight sequence,” he said. For reference, feature-length scripts usually run about 120 pages — that’s about a page per minute for a two-hour movie. So, 25 pages would make one scene last about 25 minutes. Normal scenes in movies are usually around 3 to 5 minutes long, but, then again, Avengers: Infinity War is no normal movie.
If I were to put money down, I’d say that this fight is the one that occurs in Wakanda, where the final Infinity Stone probably is. We’ve seen some shots of it in the trailers, mainly of our heroes going up against an army of beasts in a field, backed up by Wakanda’s soldiers. But, there is a scene that features almost every character in the movie, and it looks like only half of the Avengers are going to be in the Wakanda battle. Does that mean there’s an entire 25-minute sequence in the movie we’ve seen nothing of yet? It’s definitely possible. We won’t know any of the answers to our questions until Infinity War opens in theaters April 27.