Infinity War and Avengers 4 will no longer be filmed all at once - here's why

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War was initially envisioned as a two-part movie, and filming on the massive two-part blockbuster was scheduled to take place simultaneously. But since then, we’ve discovered that a deeper distinction has been made between the two parts, and now word has reached us that the movies will be filming back to back instead of all at once.

Infinity War, which is the official name of Avengers 3, has been filming for a few months already in Atlanta, Georgia, and this week, Collider spoke with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and got him to reveal the news about his new approach to capturing these gargantuan undertakings. “We’re doing them one right after another,” he said. “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.” Hopefully that level of focus will be good for both movies’ scripts, which have tons of characters to juggle.

Late last year, Feige explained why Marvel decided to draw a firmer line between the two formerly-united films. "There's a reason we have publicly called the first one 'Infinity War' and the second one 'Untitled,' because the movies we were developing were not -- certainly there's a connection, there are with all our movies -- but it's not a first part and a second part,” he said. “It's a whole movie and a whole story, and then a whole movie and a whole story. That's about all I can say."

One thing’s for sure: we won’t find out a damn thing from Spider-Man actor Tom Holland, because that dude literally burned his script to make sure no spoilers were revealed. That’s hardcore.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, and pretty much every other character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity War blasts into theaters on April 27, 2018 in the UK and May 4, 2018 in the US.

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