Marvel’s Part three is off to an excellent begin with each Captain America: Civil Struggle and Physician Unusual impressing followers in 2016. Not solely have been each motion pictures obtained effectively by followers and critics, however they each did very effectively on the field workplace, which supplies followers a variety of confidence as we transfer ahead with the following wave of films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These motion pictures are all main as much as one huge occasion that has been teased for the reason that very first Avengers film again in 2012, and that’s Avengers: Infinity Struggle. There may be some excellent news for individuals who wish to see Thanos lastly get some actual display screen time, as a result of Avengers: Infinity Struggle and the Untitled Avengers sequel are set to start out filming this week.
The information comes courtesy of Collider’s editor-in-chief Steve Weintraub. He’s presently in attendance on the Sundance Movie Competition and a number of other members of the MCU are there as effectively, equivalent to Dave Bautista, Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner. Since Steve Weintraub is conducting interviews on the pageant, it stands to purpose that’s the place he obtained this data, which he posted to his Twitter account. Here’s what he needed to say.
“Superior @marvel information: the following 2 AVENGERS sequels are going to start out filming Monday!”
There have been some conflicting stories as to when Avengers: Infinity Struggle and Avengers four, which will likely be taking pictures back-to-back, are going to start out taking pictures. This tweet appears to clear issues up, since Steve Weintraub tends to be a really dependable supply of knowledge. What is not identified is the place taking pictures goes to start out. There have been stories that the flicks are going to shoot in components of Scotland beginning in late February, however some taking pictures can also be stated to be going down at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, a location quite common for Marvel Studios productions. The one potential drawback with that location in the intervening time is that Black Panther simply began taking pictures there, so it looks like the Pinewood in Atlanta will likely be occupied with director Ryan Coogler’s manufacturing. That does not imply Infinity Struggle will not be taking pictures there this week, it simply is not clear proper now primarily based on Steve Weintraub’s report the place taking pictures will likely be going down initially.
One of many fundamental criticisms of the MCU so far is the dearth of memorable villains. Save for Loki, the unhealthy guys in most Marvel motion pictures thus far have been pretty forgettable one-offs. Nonetheless, that may in all probability change with Avengers: Infinity Struggle. Going again to The Avengers again in 2012, Thanos was first launched in a short however extremely efficient post-credits scene. Since then, he has had very restricted display screen time in a number of different motion pictures, however he has been constructed up as a giant time baddie for Tony Stark and the gang to must attempt to take down. Once we final noticed Thanos, he had lastly obtained his arms on the Infinity Gauntlet and appeared like he was on the point of collect up the Infinity Stones so he might deliver some huge time destruction upon the universe. We are able to solely hope that the Mad Titan lives as much as the hype come subsequent 12 months.
Particulars on Avengers: Infinity Struggle and the untitled Avengers four have been scarce, however we do know that Marvel will likely be assembling the largest solid ever for an MCU film. It has additionally been reported that the flicks may have a mixed funds of almost $500 million, which suggests they are going to be huge, costly spectacles. The films will likely be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, who directed each Captain America: The Winter Solider and Captain America: Civil Struggle. With taking pictures beginning very, very quickly, we needs to be studying extra as set images and issues of that nature are more likely to begin pouring in over the approaching days. Avengers: Infinity Struggle is scheduled to hit theaters on Could four, 2018, with Avengers four set to return out a 12 months afterward Could three, 2019.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) January 21, 2017