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Avengers: Infinity War Directors Talk About Star-Lord’s Emotional Mistake

by Danny Zepeda | August 3, 2018August 3, 2018 3:30 pm EDT

One of the biggest turning points in Avengers: Infinity War was Star-Lord’s emotional response to finding out Gamora had died. Who can blame the guy for freaking out about his girlfriend being killed? Apparently, a lot of people. It’s easy to blame the guy, but it was a natural response, according to directors Anthony and Joe Russo.

The directing duo commented on Star-Lord’s emotional responss and ensuing mistake to try to single handedly tear the face off Thanos. As they opine, it was a very emotional reaction to discovering life altering news and should be something we understand, though fans took issue with it.

“A lot of fans were upset with Star-Lord’s choice in this movie,” says Joe Russo. “He made an emotional decision. It’s a very human mistake, and I think what’s interesting about narrative is you learn to view things from the point-of-view of different people, different characters. You learn things about life. Thor makes an equally complicated decision.”

It’s easy for fans to rip Star-Lord for making a mistake, but as Joe Russo puts it, the decision was made with tons of emotion and when that happens, good never comes of it. In this particular case, Star-Lord squandered one of the Avengers’ best chances of taking down Thanos.

Also, let’s not forget Thor suffered a similar mental lapse at a later point in the movie, but fans didn’t get on his case that much.

We have a feeling the Avengers will have better luck the next time they face Thanos in Avengers 4 when it hits theaters next year.


Danny Zepeda

Danny's first introduction to fandom was rewatching the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS everyday during fifth grade until he moved on to all