After the dramatic climax of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers team is severely broken. The movie ended with a big dent on the relationship between former allies – Iron Man/ Tony Stark and Captain America/ Steve Rogers – with the Avengers divided into two separate teams.
Civil War and Infinity War director Anthony Russo in an interview with Independent spoke about how Captain America 3 ending will set up Avengers: Infinity War and the consequences of Tony Stark and Steve Rogers's fall out. "There's a writing adage that says "write yourself into a corner." My brother and I have always loved that adage. That was one of our favourite things about Civil War — that it ended in a difficult place where it's hard to imagine what the road forward exactly is for both Tony Stark, Steve Rogers and these two sides that have suffered the consequences of this division."
"On a storytelling level, it is a very difficult place and yes, that is very much the condition of the world as we move forward after Civil War. This very much sets the stage for where Infinity War begins — it's a place of a strong divide," he added.
The divisions of Civil War will continue to reverberate in the upcoming Marvel movie, according to Russo. He explained, "We believe things that are important and complex for a character to go through should be seen on camera. The divisions that happened at the end of Civil War were so deep they're not the kind of things you can resolve or move through off camera; they're the kind of things you have to directly deal with in the storytelling. That's our philosophical approach to how we handle those things."
Avengers: Infinity War featuring Thanos as the main villain is set for release on 4 May 2018.