It’s well-known that the two biggest movies of Phase 3 (Avengers: Infinity War and a currently-untitled Avengers movie) are the last two that Chris Evans has on his current contract, but he has not yet begun filming just yet. Evans recently revealed why he hasn’t started filming just yet and when he will be needed on-set.
Talking with Ellen DeGeneres to promote his new film Gifted, Evans was asked about his role in his next two Marvel movies and why he hasn’t started just yet. His reply was a pretty simple answer:
“They’ve been filming since February. I don’t start until May. There’s so many people involved.”
The films indeed have a massive cast (not unexpected with such an eventful, two-movie production on such a huge scale), so Evans being absent from a few weeks of filming isn’t too surprising. Avengers: Infnity War and its sequel are going to have to expertly manage such a massive ensemble in order to be successful; thankfully Captain America: Civil War proved that the directors (Joe and Anthony Russo) can do just that.
The full interview can be seen below.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released on May 4, 2018, and has a cast that includes 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 Bautisa as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Groot, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, 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), Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson, Benicio Del Toro as Taneleer Tivan (Collector), and Josh Brolin as Thanos. An untitled sequel will be released on May 3, 2019, and features many of the same cast returning alongside new additions like Brie Larson as Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) and Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne (The Wasp).
Source: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
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