It's been less than a year since Marvel Studios kicked off Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but they are already prepping for the end. While they currently have three films finished with principal photography, just began on Black Panther, and plan for Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel to begin, all eyes are on Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel.
Since the former two-part epic was announced, the movies have been teased as the culmination of the MCU to this point. To make this a reality, Marvel is bringing together all the biggest heroes imaginable. Whether that is Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, or the Guardians of the Galaxy, it will truly be unlike anything we've ever seen - and Marvel just gave everyone a look behind the curtain of production.
Marvel released a new featurette making the official announcement that production on Infinity War started. Included in the video is a ton of information (so stay tuned to the site for more in-depth articles), but the video as a whole lets everyone see the first day of production and Marvel brought in the big guns for the announcement. For the first time ever, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Star-Lord can be seen standing side-by-side in the new behind-the-scenes video. You can watch it above.
Marvel announcing the start of production is no surprise as there have continued to be reports of more and more actors heading to Atlanta to work on the film. As stated in the video, the films have been in production for over two weeks, and there are plenty of moments in the video that will make fans want to pause and try to find secrets that they aren't supposed to uncover. However, Marvel had to be extremely careful with what they show, so anything spotted is not by accident.
Outside of the content of the video itself, this continues to show Marvel Studios following down the same rough path they started on nearly five years ago - and likely had planned even before then. They've had to shift schedules like any other studio, but so far only one announced film (Inhumans) will not hit theaters - and even then it still will as a limited experience to launch a show. Avengers: Infinity War will be seen as the end to a certain degree of the MCU, but with another solid plan in place, this could be merely the beginning. If Marvel hits it out of the park again with Infinity War, fans will certainly be dying to see more.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) release date: May 05, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- The Avengers 4 / Untitled Avengers Movie (2019) release date: May 03, 2019
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019