Collider is reporting that after much deliberation, Marvel Studios has decided to shoot The Avengers: Infinity War film and Avengers 4 separately. Initially, the plan was to film the two movies at the same time, with the intention of potentially filming scenes for both movies on the same day. The benefits of filming the two movies separately was addressed by Kevin Feige.
“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.”
This isn't the first superhero movie with similar filming schedules that changed course to focus on the first film. The movies in question were Superman: The Movie and Superman 2. Produced by Illya and Alexander Salkind, they intended to film the movies simultaneously, similar to production on their previous two films The Three Musketeers and The Four Musketeers. Filming on the first film went over budget and behind schedule. Producers decided to focus their efforts on the first film since, if the film failed, a second film would never see the light of day anyway.
The directors of The Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, Joe and Anthony Russo, have gone on record stating they wanted the two films to feel like two separate films, right down to the cinematography used for the movies. Now with the focus on filming the movies individually, they have the ability to make each film unique while putting a cap on Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
So what do you think? Are you glad they're filming the two movies separately? Will this allow the studio to achieve the right tone they're looking for with these movies? What are you most looking forward to in Infinity War? Sound off in the comments section below.
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