Avengers: Infinity War is shooting now, and the movie is going to be massive. With every Marvel Studios creation so far potentially involved, Infinity War is a culmination of everything that's been built in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But while Thanos, the villain of the film played by Josh Brolin, is known for death and destruction, it sounds like the MCU is going to be growing substantially first before it all comes crashing down.
Production Designer Charles Wood talked with Comicbook.com about his work on Doctor Strange, his fourth film with Marvel Studios, and designing everything from the Sanctum Sanctorum to a trippy ride through other dimensions and a New York City that can bend and twist at the will of the powerful sorcerers in the film. But he also gave us a hint about what had him excited about tackling Avengers: Infinity War, his fifth with the company.
"Any time you turn that page on this script, you're kind of staggered, blown away, terrified by what's in front of you," Wood said of Infinity War. That terror comes from what he and his team have to make real, the environments for these characters to explore and live within. And those environments will be expanding far beyond Earth, Wood revealed.
"I think rather like Doctor Strange, you’ll find this film, it’s not regurgatative, yeah? What I’m trying to say, is, there are many, many, many new worlds to see in this film," the production designer told Comicbook.
While we know Avengers: Infinity War deals with the cosmic threat of Thanos, and that the Guardians of the Galaxy would be involved alongside the Avengers, this is the first new detail we've heard about the script and locations within it. Does that mean the Avengers will be traveling off-world? Will we simply see already interstellar characters like the Guardians and Thor in other worlds? Could we see a return of Doctor Strange's multiverse? This one little tease sets off several questions, certainly.
With Avengers: Infinity War only just now shooting and not due out until May 4, 2018, we have awhile before we'll hear too much concrete news (the summer conventions like Disney's D23 Expo and San Diego Comic-Con will likely hold the first information). Before Infinity War, we still have Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther to fill out the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the meantime, and to set us up for this new exploration of "many, many, many new worlds."
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