We've been hearing about it since day one, and by day one I mean 2008. The release of Iron Man. The beginning of this whole Marvel Cinematic Universe. Whoever thought it would get this massive? Let's be honest. All of us.
[The Avengers: Infinity War](tag:738027) Parts 1 & 2 will be arriving in theaters in May of 2018 and 2019 respectively. It is the culmination of The Avengers' arc, ever since we saw the Mad Titan at the end of the first assembly of our superhero team, we've been wondering when the hell are we going to get to see that same Mad Titan in the flesh. Well the answer is above, and apparently bringing Thanos to screen isn't going to be cheap. Like at all.
According to Bleeding Cool, who learned the following "in huddled conversations with very well sourced comic book film insiders in New York bars last night," Avengers: Infinity War - Part I and Part II will have a "combined production budget of one billion dollars." Crazy right? Apparently four hundred million dollars of that billion alone will go to the screenwriters, directors, producers and principal cast members. Oh, also Robert Downey Jr. apparently gets "half of the actor budget."
One. Billion. Dollars.
That's like nine-hundred-ninety-nine times One million!
Marvel know how hot of a commodity The Avengers have become. If this report has any truth to it, and each Infinity War film is going to have budget of 500 million dollars, that will officially break two records. Most expensive film and Most Expensive series of back to back films. Currently both records are being held by Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and The Hobbit Trilogy respectively.
What do you think fellow co-pilots? A billion dollars for two films, will it be worth it? What would you do with that money. Sound off below!
Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War will be directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, and is set to commence principal photography in October 2016 with Part I opening May 4, 2018, and Part II May 3, 2019.