With Avengers: Infinity War wrapped up and some of its footage already in the wild, it appears that filming for Avengers 4 is currently underway and the film’s production will move over to Tokyo soon.
In a casting call, it was revealed that the film is looking for Japanese gangsters and cafe patrons for a scene that will last from August 17th to the 18th. It was later confirmed by Twitter account @AtlantaFilming that shooting for this scene will take place in Tokyo.
It isn’t clear how long the Avengers shoot will be staying in Japan for and which of the main stars will be on set for the shooting.
The casting call requests male actors between the ages of 20 and 49 with a “slender build” to play the gangsters. It’s worth noting that this shoot will “be a night shoot and will involve rain work and facial prosthetics”. It’s highly likely that these gangsters will be apart of the Yakuza, though we’re not clear as to why they require facial prosthetics. Maybe these gangsters are other-worldly in nature, or are Skrulls?
In addition, Josh Brolin has confirmed his return as the mad titan Thanos in the film. In a brand new post on Instagram, Brolin shared an image of Thanos clutching the Infinity Gauntlet with rage. The caption on the post reads, “Going back for more more MORE! I want it all.”
While Thanos’ inclusion in Infinity War and its sequel were expected, it’s good to know that he will undoubtedly return to cause more chaos for the Avengers.
This film stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner (Hulk), Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton (Hawkeye), Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany as the Vision, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Groot, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange, Tom Holland as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier), Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa (Black Panther), Paul Rudd as Scott Lang (Ant-Man/Giant Man), Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Benedict Wong as Wong, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Benicio Del Toro as Taneleer Tivan (Collector), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Ebony Maw, and Josh Brolin as Thanos.
Directed by the Russo Brothers, Avengers: Infinity War will be released on May 4, 2018.