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Infinity War directors offer Marvel fans new details about status of Avengers 4

Infinity War directors Joe & Anthony Russo have provided a fresh update for Marvel fans about the status of Avengers 4.

hollywood Updated: Aug 31, 2018 19:34 IST
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Thanos, as played by Josh Brolin, in a still from Avengers: Infinity War.
Thanos, as played by Josh Brolin, in a still from Avengers: Infinity War.

The directors of Avengers: Infinity War - brothers Joe & Anthony Russo - have one tough act to follow. On the heels of announcing that they will produce an upcoming film that will be shot partially in India, the directing duo also provided a much-needed Avengers 4 update for fans.

In a wide-ranging interview to Deadline, they said that they’d spent the summer editing the fourth Avengers movie, and will now head into reshoots. “We’ve worked on the edit all summer and we’re excited to finally get these missing pieces in the film and then we expect to be in post through the fall and winter. We hope to be done by March,” Anthony said.

The fourth Avengers film, due out in May, will conclude this iteration of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and provide fans with some much-needed closure. Infinity War ended with half the universe’s population dying at the hands of the villainous Thanos. His finger snap also took the lives of half the Avengers. The fourth film has been rumoured to included a time travel plot in which the surviving superheroes will attempt to rescue their friends. The Russos said that they’re aware of the expectations fans would have going into the film.


“It was so gratifying that in a movie with this scope and scale and that wide of an audience, that we were able to end with a gut punch and yet the audience stayed with us and found value and kept coming back,” they said. Infinity War became the first Marvel movie - and one of only four in history - to cross the $2 billion mark at the global box office.

“It’s a rare thing to find in commercial filmmaking and we know it had a lot to do with the capital that’s been built up around these characters for the last ten years of Marvel filmmaking. The audience is so invested in these characters that they’re willing to stick with them even through the hard stuff. It has been our great pleasure as storytellers to take them through that hard stuff and have it be a cathartic and even entertaining experience at times,” they continued.

Before Avengers 4 - after which it has been rumoured the contracts of Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans will expire - Marvel will release Captain Marvel in March. The film will introduce Brie Larson’s character, who has been touted as a possible leader for the future of the Avengers.

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First Published: Aug 31, 2018 19:34 IST

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