Both parts of Avengers: Infinity War will film back-to-back… resulting in a rather epic 9 month film shoot.
During an interview with Esquire, Chris Evans – Marvel’s Captain America – revealed exactly how long it’s going to take to film Infinity War.
“That’s going to be like nine months to shoot both movies back to back,” he said. And he also revealed that ‘Infinity War’ begins filming next year – in either autumn or winter 2016.
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But what does this mean for the highly-anticipated Avengers sequel?
Clearly, splitting the movie into two parts presents a rather neat opportunity to film them back-to-back – an emerging trend with big budget superhero movies. After all, Batman V Superman was long rumoured to film consecutively with Justice League.
But this time around, filming Infinity War back-to-back makes a lot of sense.
Much like the Harry Potter finale, the two films are cut from the same cloth… and they’re likely to be linked by more than just their characters. Of course, this means we’re likely to see much of the same props and locations. Using the same equipment will be crucial to maintaining a uniform look across the films, and so filming back-to-back will make the whole process that little bit easier.
And then there’s the sheers scale of the movie.
Avengers: Infinity War is likely to involve most, if not all of Marvel’s on screen heroes… and that means co-ordinating the schedules of every actor working on the movies. Would it be possible to film the two movies separately? Sure… but it would mean double the work in arranging all the talent to come together for a second time.
And then there’s the level of CGI needed to bring some of our heroes into the conflict.
Although 9 months may seem like a long time to shoot Infinity War, we have to remember that it’s going to be two movies. And while it may be a gruelling shoot for its actors, it seems that Chris Evans understands completely.
“You know, you plan around the Marvel responsibilities,” he explained. “You have to.”
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Of course, the film isn’t in cinemas until 2018 – giving Marvel plenty of time for post-production and pickup shoots for the Avengers sequel.
Will Infinity War be worth it? For now, we’ll have to wait and see… but it’s what we’ve all been waiting for.
Avengers: Infinity War Part One heads to cinemas on 27 April 2018.
What do you think of the film’s extended shoot? Will Infinity War be as good as we hope? Let us know what you think in the comments below…