Marvel already made one big change to its hotly-anticipated superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War, dropping Part 2 from the now-untitled Avengers 4 and revealing that although they remain connected, the two films will tell distinct stories.
The studio’s plan has been to film the two projects simultaneously, with a shoot running through January to November of this year under Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War directors Anthony and Joe Russo. And while the plan remains to shoot both sequels back-to-back, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has now revealed that they have decided to shoot the two movies separately, one after another.
“We’re doing them one right after another,” Feige told Collider. “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.”
In the scheme of things, this shouldn’t really have any impact: production is still slated to wrap at the same time, and the release dates remain unchanged. However, with Avengers 4 now slated to get underway in August, there is the possibility that any set photos beyond that time could potentially drop some spoilers for Infinity War.
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Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27th 2018 in the UK and May 4th 2018 in the US, with the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4 following on April 26th 2019 in the UK and May 3rd in the US.