During the last few months of this year, Marvel will embark on an epic nine month shoot that will have Joe and Anthony Russo working with an insanely large cast to film both parts of Avengers: Infinity War at the same time. Even with the first movie not coming out until 2018, Marvel is getting a head start on production because they know just how massive these movies are going to be. It seems like every week we are learning of yet another Marvel character that will be popping up, but how big their roles are and what they are doing is still subject to change.
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are once again teaming up with the studio and the Russo brothers to write both parts and currently hard at work writing the script. The problem though is that before we get to Part 1, the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther all have to go into production. Also, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel will take place before Part 2 and are in the very early stages of pre-production. As you can see there are a lot of moving parts that can make it difficult to nail down the script, because some of the characters they will be using have not yet figured out where they will be leading up to this movie.
In a recent interview with CinemaBlend, both writers talked about what it is like to currently be writing the script and the struggles that come along with it. While Marvel has a general plan for this universe, there is plenty of things a director and writer can change, as long as it fits with Marvel’s plan. Some of those things are still being ironed out, which means a lot of guessing or nagging for the writing duo.
McFeely: Some of it is informed guesswork. Some of it is constantly pestering people who are making those [other] movies to tell us what they’re doing. And sometimes it is us going, ‘It would be massively beneficial if this person could be in this place at the end of your movie. I don’t care what he does in your movie, but by the end of it…’
Markus: And you know, we write it, we assume when we write it and rewrite it and rewrite it, as more information comes in, we will be adjusting. When we’re turning in the first draft, it’s absolutely that, a first draft, and we’ll go through a lot before we get to November.
According to previous reports, they should be nearing the end of their first draft shortly so they can fine tune what will and will not work. Luckily for them, they should already know everything that happens in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and with Thor: Ragnarok and Spider-Man: Homecoming set to begin production next month, those scripts should be finished as well. With directors attached to every Phase 3 film except Captain Marvel, all the rest will certainly be completed by the time they start production later this year. Let us know what you think of their comments and what unannounced character you want to see in Infinity War in the comments below!
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 is scheduled to hit theaters May 4, 2018. Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 is scheduled to hit theaters May 3, 2019.