Things are about to get very busy for Marvel Studios and the city of Atlanta. Earlier in the year, Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther were filming simultaneously in the Peach State and it looks like it worked so well that Marvel is going to try it again. Beginning in July, production will begin on Ant-Man and The Wasp and the still untitled Avengers 4!
According to some production documents uncovered by Omega Underground, filming on Ant-Man and The Wasp, under the working title “Cherry Blue”, will pick up right after the 4th of July holiday and film until late November. Peyton Reed is returning to helm the sequel and other than the recent addition of Hannah John-Kamen to the cast, not much new information has surfaced about the film, which is set to be released July 6th, 2018.
The cast and crew of Ant-Man and The Wasp will have just enough time to get settled in before being joined by every other actor and crew member that has ever worked for Marvel Studios. Beginning July 17th, the Russo brothers will roll the cameras on Avengers 4 which will be the denouement of the overarching Infinity Stones story line Marvel Studios has been weaving throughout their cinematic universe since 2008. The film, which will be working under the title “Mary Lou 2”, will wrap just ahead of Christmas. With filming on Avengers: Infinity War drawing to a close, the Russos won’t have much time to rest between films, but they’ve likely been doing a lot of “post-production” type work during filming. Avengers: Infinity War is set for May 4th, 2018 and Avengers 4 will debut just a day shy of one year later on May 3, 2019.
It’s likely that both films will use Pinewood Studios in Atlanta for the bulk of the filming, but will also be moving around to several other locations for some work as well. We expect further casting announcement for Ant-Man and The Wasp to come soon, perhaps as part of a Marvel Studios press release officially announcing the beginning of production; however, we aren’t sure whether or not to expect one for Avengers 4, given the studios desire to keep details about the film locked down for the time being.
With the two films in production in the same place at the same time, it’s possible that actors from either film could be working on the other film as well at any time. It’s also worth noting that with Captain Marvel set to move into production in early January of 2018, Brie Larson, who is expected to be a part of the Avengers 4 cast, will probably be spending a lot of time in Atlanta over the next year.
Source: Omega Underground