The two massive Avengers films will no longer be shot together.
Avengers: Infinity War and the Untitled Avengers Sequel will be Marvel Studios’ largest undertaking to-date. The months of shooting and the scheduling alone make it a daunting task. It was even more surprising when we learned that the two films would be filming simultaneously. Now, there’s been a slight change of plans on that front.
Kevin Feige confirmed in an interview with Collider that the films will now be shot back to back. According to the Marvel Studios President, it just became too difficult to shoot them at once:
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"“We’re doing them one after another. It became too complicated to cross-board them like that, and we found ourselves – again, something would always pay the price. We wanted to be able to focus and shoot one movie and then focus and shoot another movie.”"
This makes a lot of sense. As I mentioned, these two films are already enormous tasks, and shooting them at the same time would make things even more difficult. It’s hard to imagine having to shoot part of one film on a particular day, and then switch gears and shoot the other film the next day.
With this change, the cast and crew can focus all of their time and energy into one piece of the story at a time. Plus, they’ll be able to produce the film in a more linear fashion and let the story play out in a more cohesive way.
Avengers: Infinity War is set to hit theaters on May 4, 2018, and will be followed by the Untitled Avengers Sequel on May 3, 2019.