Newswire: Avengers: Infinity War will have 68 characters, not a paltry 67

When Marvel announced that Joe and Anthony Russo’s two Avengers: Infinity War movies would feature 67 characters, some people took it as an opportunity to laugh at how convoluted the mythology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe had become. After all, the movie was already being split into two parts, Harry Potter and Hunger Games-style, and the number 67 is almost two dozen characters more than the total number of main MCU heroes. At the time, it seemed like a lesson in excess.

But that was before. Now, thanks to a comment that the Russo brothers made at the Wizard World Cleveland Comic Con (via Cleveland.com), we know part one of Infinity War has become even bigger than we previously thought. Its story is too dramatic, its villain is too evil, and its team-ups are too epic to be carried by only 67 characters. That number is small …

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