Chris Evans Reveals ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Will Have Nine-Month Shoot
It’s looking like there’s going to be no rest for the marvelous, as the Avengers actors are hardly going to be able to enjoy the downtime between Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War before diving into filming for the next mammoth Marvel epic.
Chris Evans revealed that although Captain America: Civil War is currently filming, and on schedule to complete shooting in August, he and his fellow Avengers actors starring in the film (including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen) will soon begin filming on Avengers: Infinity War. And the filming is looking to be as huge as the film itself, as Evans revealed that Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2 is going to take nine months of back-to-back filming to complete.
Evans detailed the schedule in an interview with Esquire:
“You know, you plan around the Marvel responsibilities. You have to. We start [Captain America: Civil War] in a couple weeks, and then that shoots until August or something like that. August or September. Then I’ve got some downtime and I can do with it as I please. I don’t know if I want to take time off or go pursue another directing job or find a movie to act in or, you know, do whatever I’m creatively inclined to pursue or wait, relax, enjoy my life. And then we start the Infinity War, I think, some time in the third quarter. Fall or winter of 2016. That’s going to be like nine months to shoot both movies back to back.”
The Lord of the Rings-esque shooting schedule should help both films in the series maintain continuity, although I suppose the risk for leaks is higher, since Marvel will need to keep cast and crew quiet for the year between Part 1 and Part 2. But Infinity War is looking like it’s going to be the biggest Marvel movie in history regardless. And that’s with Avengers: Age of Ultron premiering this week, and Captain America: Civil War coming next year. I absolutely can’t wait.
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 will release on May 4, 2018 with Part 2 coming a year later on May 3, 2019.