Marvel Studios is very very busy, these days. Behind the scenes of the movie side of the MCU, they are currently filming Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, while marketing Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Later this year we’ll also see Thor: Ragnarok, as Ant-Man and The Wasp begins production. The movies in production are filming all over the world, but the home-base for most of Marvel Studios films is at Pinewood Studios, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Infinity War is destined to be a juggernaut of a film. All of the MCU, to this point, has been working toward this two-part adventure, which has started filming in Atlanta and recently moved to Scotland, where it is expected to film for six months. The budget for the film might be just as epic as the story, according to Dan Cathy of Pinewood Studios. Cinemablend recently reported that the budget may be as high as $1 billion.
At a recent African American Film Critics Association luncheon (via Atlanta Business Chronicle), Pinewood Studios co-owner Dan Cathy mentioned that a movie at the Atlanta, Georgia branch is currently hosting a production that has a $1 billion budget.
If the $1 billion budget applies to Infinity war, that would definitely be for both movies in order to be feasible. Studios need to bring in twice the production budget in ticket sales in order to break even, so at $500 million per movie, Marvel would be expecting at least $1 billion in ticket sales for each movie, which is highly likely, but never guaranteed.
This would indicate a high level of confidence in the product that Marvel is creating. However, the hype for this movie began early, with a featurette being released the week that filming began. What do you think of this budget for Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansson and the rest of the Marvel Film community coming together? Let us know, in the comments!