Check out the first trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity Wars as well as Vanity Fair variant covers highlighting the ensemble cast. The movie arrives in theaters May 4, 2018. If you are looking for the latest trailer please go here. Continue reading Trailer for Avengers: Infinity Wars
With the release of Captain America: Civil War less than one month away, all the attention has been focused on Marvel’s latest surefire hit. However, Civil War pales in comparison to the scale of their next big event movie, the 2-part Infinity Wars. To date not much is known about the movies besides being directed by the Russo Brothers (Winter Soldier, Civil War), Thanos as the big bad and the expectation that nearly every character introduced thus far will feature into the mayhem. The writers and directors have now opened up and provided a little insight about what we can expect in the two big films. Continue reading Avengers Infinity War: Russo’s Discuss Scope and Writer’s Talk About Thanos
Lots of Captain America: Civil War news broke in the past 24 hours including never before seen photos that will be featured in the next issue of Empire Magazine, confirmation of Martin Freeman’s (Sherlock) character in Civil War, confirmation of a returning character, and statements from the Russo Brothers about what’s in store for Civil War and Infinity Wars. Check it all out below. Continue reading Captain America: Civil War- Martin Freeman’s Character, New Images, and a Returning Cast Member
There are early reports that casting has begun for Avengers: Infinity War Part 1. According to SpoilerTV, auditions are beginning for the role of Magus, Adam Warlock’s evil side: Continue reading Auditions Taking Place for Magus for Avengers: Infinity Wars
Avengers: Age of Ultron opens tonight for midnight showings (actually starting at 7:00, which somehow still counts towards the weekend totals), but that doesn’t mean that the cast has time to relax and celebrate. Beginning early next month many of the heroes will be back to work filming Captain America: Civil War, which is going to be more of a Avengers 2.5 since most of the main cast will be featured. With Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, War Machine, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Hawkeye, and Falcon already confirmed and newcomers Black Panther and Spider-Man also playing a part, this feels much less like a solo outing for the captain.
Then following Civil War there is going to be the mammoth 2 part event known as the Infinity Wars where the Avengers will finally be coming to blows with the Mad Titan himself, Thanos (the guy with the funky chin at the end of Avengers and who floated around on the rock chair in space in Guardians of the Galaxy). Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Anthony and Joe Russo will be at the helm for all three of these films, taking over the reigns of the franchise from Joss Whedon after he directed the first two Avengers movies and served as the godfather over Phase 2. So there doesn’t appear to be much breathing room for the cast in the next few years.
Chris Evans (Captain America) stated in an interview with Esquire:
“You know, you plan around the Marvel responsibilities. You have to. We start [Captain America: Civil War] in a couple weeks, and then that shoots until August or something like that. August or September. Then I’ve got some downtime and I can do with it as I please. I don’t know if I want to take time off or go pursue another directing job or find a movie to act in or, you know, do whatever I’m creatively inclined to pursue or wait, relax, enjoy my life. And then we start the Infinity War, I think, some time in the third quarter. Fall or winter of 2016. That’s going to be like nine months to shoot both movies back to back.”
Screen Rant discussed that the reason Joss Whedon is backing out of doing further Marvel films is out of sheer exhaustion. Granted, he was the sole director on those movies and also had the added responsibility of writing the scripts for those films. Not only that, but he was overseeing all the movies in Phase 2 and even famously got airlifted in to help rewrite scenes for Thor 2 while it was in the middle of shooting. “Joss came in to save our lives a couple of times,” director Alan Taylor revealed during an interview with SFX. “We had a major scene that was not working on the page at all in London, and he basically got airlifted in, like a SWAT team or something. He came down, rewrote the scene, and before he got back to his plane I sort of grabbed him and said, ‘And this scene and this scene?’ And he rewrote two other scenes that I thought had problems.”
Moving forward there is a team of two directors handling the burden for the Marvel films and two writers (Winter Soldier and Civil War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely) splitting script-writing duties. This should lessen the load and help keep the Russo Brothers from the same type of burn-out. Captain America: Civil War hit theaters May 6, 2016, Avengers: The Infinity Wars Part 1 and 2 will be released May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019. Thanks for reading.