On Friday Disney and Marvel released a behind the scenes video that show cases the start of filming for Avengers: Infinity War.
Production on Infinity War began on January 23rd and will for sure be the most epic movie Marvel has done in the MCU when it comes to theaters.
The video gives us a glimpse of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt and Tom Holland on set during the first day of filming. Robert Downey Jr. let it be known with in the first minute that filming will take a year. That’s not to surprising as at one time it was rumored that both Avengers 3 and 4 would be filmed at the same time.
I found it interesting that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige makes the statement that Thanos is the baddest villain that we’ve ever had. Not that I’m complaining, but lets face it outside of Loki the majority of Marvel’s villains on screen have not been that memorable.
To be brutally honest Thanos should be the best on screen villain the MCU has ever seen pushing Loki to the #2 position for the simple reason that Marvel has spent all this time setting up the character for his moment in the sun and if Thanos doesn’t deliver, Marvel will have no one to blame but themselves.
You can read all of what Kevin Feige had say about “Avengers: Infinity War” below.
“Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe as started in May of 2008 with the release of Iron Man 1, and it really is an unprecedented culmination of a series of films interlinked together, which at the time had never been done before. And for us the important thing is making it all come together. We know they’re gonna face Thanos; we’ve been setting that up since Avengers 1.
How do you do that in a way that is unexpected, that pits the Avengers against somebody who is more powerful than anyone they’ve faced, and yet make them completely unprepared to face them? Well, tear them apart, which is why we did Civil War before Infinity War… Thanos shows us why he’s the biggest, the best, the baddest villain that we’ve ever had, and the most frightening villain that the Avengers have ever faced.”
Avengers: Infinity War opens in theaters May 4, 2018