News for the next installment in the Avengers mega-franchise has been flying fast. Rumors of Peter Dinklage being cast, Zoe Saldana admitting that she’ll be in the film, news of a Benedict Cumberbatch’s body double, Vin Diesel expressing interest in a Groot versus Hulk fight scene, and much more tidbits have been dropping left and right.
And now Avengers: Infinity War is set to start filming Monday.
Collider.com Editor-in-Chief Steven Weintraub confirmed the news Saturday, stating that filming is set to begin both on Infinity War and its sequel on January 23rd.
Both films are set to be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo who have earned the position to take over from Joss Whedon after two highly successful installments in the Captain America franchise. Fans got a taste of their ensemble film-chops with Civil War, which balanced many characters and is sometimes referred to by fans as Avengers 2.5.
Avengers: Infinity War was originally slated to be a two-part film, but the Russos have since stated that the first film would retain that title and be a stand-alone movie. The second film is still planned (and apparently being filmed alongside Infinity War) but a title has not been revealed.
An official synopsis, casting list, or production notes have yet to be released, but that information cannot be far behind. With word that the cameras are set to begin rolling, much of the movie’s production must be confirmed, and Thanos’ arrival and subsequent meeting with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes could result in the biggest Marvel Studios film to date.
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Avengers: Infinity War is slated to be released on May 4th, 2018.