Co-directors Anthony and Joe Russo are in the news this week not just because of their upcoming film Captain America: Civil War, but their next big blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War. While promoting the next Marvel Studios film at Wizard World Comic-Con New Orleans over the weekend, the Russo brothers teased how huge Infinity War will be as well as giving us hints about how many characters will be in the film.
"67" was the quoted number of characters that would be in the next Avengers film although that is a huge number of people so to be honest, 67 may not be the right number.
When conversing with Collider during an IMAX screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the co-directors explained what they were actually trying to say when speaking about the number of characters.
“We were being figurative when we said [67 characters] and people took it as literal but there’s a lot of characters. Infinity War is meant to be the culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe up to that point. It’s very ambitious in its scope, it wants to take everything that you’ve seen before and coalesce into some kinda of climactic ending. It’s complicated , ambitious storytelling…We’re not talking about lead characters, just people that make an appearance.”
“We start shooting both of them later this year in November and we’re primarily going to be based in Atlanta again. That’s where we’ll do out stage work and some exteriors. There will be locations from around the world involved as well. We actually relocate to Atlanta in late July to finish up pre-production there. We don’t come back to L.A. until the following June.”
“We’re shooting them concurrently, meaning that some days we’ll be shooting the first movie and some days we’ll be shooting the second movie. Just jumping back and forth. We won’t look like this next year.”
The script is still being written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely who wrote all of the Captain Americas as well as Thor: The Dark World for Marvel Studios. They have started on the first draft of Avengers: Infinity War-Part 1 and will soon start penning part 2 thereafter.
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Captain America: Civil War will release on May 6, 2016, followed by Doctor Strange on November 4, 2016