The Russo Brothers were kind enough to hold a Q&A for Marvel fans this week at the UDC Theater in Washington. Among other announcements, including the accidental slip that Captain Marvel would appear in Avengers: Infinity Wars, the Russo Brothers revealed their filming schedule for the upcoming superhero two-part epic.
The Russos Will Shoot Infinity War Back-to-Back
While chatting with the moderator about the reason behind shooting 'Infinity War' Part 1 & 2 back-to-back, Anthony Russo revealed that production for the superhero epic would start in November 2016 and finish in September of 2017. The 10-month shoot is a massive departure from Marvel's usual 6-month schedule, and shows the huge amount of faith the studio has in the Russos - and rightly so, with two success stories with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War both performing well and pleasing fans.
The directors also stated that this was done because it makes working with their busy, star-studded cast much easier and much cheaper.
While this short-time span between films can make fans a little worried because of prep time, the Russo brothers - during the same event - revealed that they received the first draft for 'Infinity War' from Christopher Marcus and Stephen McFeely, 4 days ago. That would mean that they first saw the script around May 1st, 2016!
What do you think of this schedule? What impact do you think this will have on the film overall? Let me know in the comments below!
'Avengers: Infinity War' Part 1 is scheduled to be released on May 4th, 2018 and Part 2 on May 3, 2019.