President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige has revealed the studio has decided to shoot Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled Avengers 4 back to back rather than shooting them both simultaneously as it was originally planned.
During a recent chat with Collider, Feige explained that the change of plans is in an effort to avoid any possible risk of compromising the quality of either film that could occur when shifting gears back and forth between two big-budget blockbusters:
“We’re doing them one right after another… It became too complicated to cross-board them like that, and we found ourselves—again, something would always pay the price. We wanted to be able to focus and shoot one movie and then focus and shoot another movie.”
The Russo Brothers already have an incredibly challenging task on their hands as they once again will have to strike the perfect balance seen in Captain America: Civil War as Avengers: Infinity War will be the culmination of the entire cinematic universe Marvel has established over the last nine years. It will feature the Avengers coming together to take on Thanos, who was first teased back in 2012 in The Avengers.
Following Infinity War, Marvel will roll right into production on Avengers 4 beginning in August. Originally the production on both films was expected to last nine months. With production on Infinity War wrapping up sometime in June or July, production on Avengers 4 will most likely last until late in the fall.
Avengers: Infinity War is slated to hit theaters May 4, 2018, with Avengers 4 set for release one year later on May 3, 2019.
10 Things We Would Like To See In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is almost upon us, but we’re already talking about what’s next for our favorite ragtag group of cosmic heroes. It’s already been announced that writer/director James Gunn will return for a third outing in the Marvel franchise, with the upcoming sequel getting positive buzz on social media based from early screenings. Of course, the Guardians are also due to return for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War films as well, teaming up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes against Thanos as he gathers the Infinity Stones together to wield ultimate power.
Gunn commented on Facebook that the third film will “conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and help catapult both old and new Marvel characters into the next ten years and beyond.” While Phase 4 hasn’t been officially announced, it’s assumed that this third film will be Marvel Studios’ kick-off movie for their next batch of films, most likely eyeing a May 2020 release.
With a third Guardians of the Galaxy film on the horizon, where could they possibly go for the next movie? Although this iteration of the Guardians has only been around since 2008, there’s a lot of stories and characters that could be introduced. We’ve barely scratched the surface in the Marvel cosmic world. Here are a few things we could possibly see in a third Guardians film. Click Next to take a look….