When Marvel announced that the third film in the Avengers franchise would be split into two films titled Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1, and Avengers: Infinity War – part 2, it seemed like everything was right on track for 2 smash hits at the box office. However, the company soon released another announcement saying that the fourth film would in fact not be a part 2, and would be filmed untitled.
The original intention of the company was to film both movies at once, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War’s Joe and Anthony Russo directing the monumental production. Filming started in January, and while they’re trying to keep a lot of the set and plotlines a secret, they have let one go and that is the fact that both films are not being shot simultaneously anymore.
President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige talked about the filming schedule, and discussed the decision to shoot Infinity War and Avengers 4 as two different films:
“We’re doing them one right 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.”
Feige also said that the intended filming start date for Avengers 4 would be in August of this year, meaning Infinity War would wrap in either June or July.
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Avengers: Infinity War is expected to open in theaters on May 4, 2018 and the currently untitled Avengers 4 will open on May 3, 2019.