Untitled Avengers film

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Untitled Avengers film
Avengers Infinity War logo.jpg
Original logo
Directed by Anthony Russo
Joe Russo
Produced by Kevin Feige
Screenplay by Christopher Markus
Stephen McFeely
Based on
Starring
Music by Alan Silvestri
Cinematography Trent Opaloch
Production
company
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date
  • May 3, 2019 (2019-05-03) (United States)
Country United States
Language English

The untitled Avengers film is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the direct sequel to 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, as well as the sequel to 2012's Marvel's The Avengers and 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron and the twenty-second film installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey, Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Samuel L. Jackson, Evangeline Lilly, Karen Gillan, Anthony Mackie, Tom Holland, and Zoe Saldana.

The film was announced in October 2014 as Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2. The Russo brothers came on board to direct in April 2015 and by May, Markus and McFeely signed on to script the film. In July 2016, Marvel removed the film's title, referring to it simply as Untitled Avengers film. Filming is scheduled to begin in August 2017, shooting back-to-back with Avengers: Infinity War after the completion of that film. The untitled Avengers film is scheduled to be released on May 3, 2019, in IMAX.

Cast[edit]

The leader and benefactor of the Avengers who is a self-described genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist with electromechanical suits of armor of his own making.[1][2]
An intergalactic despot who longs to collect all of the Infinity Stones in order to inflict his will on all of reality.[3][4] In addition to providing the voice for the character, Brolin performed motion capture on set.[5]
The leader of a faction of Avengers and a World War II veteran, who was enhanced to the peak of human physicality by an experimental serum and frozen in suspended animation before waking up in the modern world and the superhero formerly known as Captain America.[9]
The half-human, half-alien leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy who was abducted from Earth as a child and raised by a group of alien thieves and smugglers called the Ravagers.[12]
A neurosurgeon who, after a car accident that led to a journey of healing, discovered the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions and becomes a Master of the Mystic Arts.[13] Aaron Lazar will serve as Cumberbatch's stand-in during filming, until the latter completes filming on The Current War. At that point, Cumberbatch will reshoot scenes where his face needs to be seen.[14]
The daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne, who is bequeathed a similar suit and the Wasp sobriquet from her mother. Lilly said that her character would not appear in Avengers: Infinity War in order to preserve her reveal as the Wasp in Ant-Man and the Wasp.[16]

Production[edit]

In October 2014, Marvel announced a two-part sequel to Age of Ultron, titled Avengers: Infinity War. Part 1 was scheduled to be released on May 4, 2018, with Part 2 scheduled for May 3, 2019.[21][22] In April 2015, Marvel announced that Anthony and Joe Russo would direct both parts of Avengers: Infinity War,[23] with back-to-back filming expected to begin in 2016.[24] Also in the month, Kevin Feige said the films would be two, distinct films "because they [have] such shared elements, it felt appropriate... to [subtitle the films] like that. But I wouldn’t call it one story that's cut in half. I would say it's going to be two distinct movies."[25] By May 2015, Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely signed on to write the screenplays for both parts of the film.[26] The following May, the Russos revealed that they would be retitling the two films, to further remove the misconception that the films were one large film split in two, with Joe stating, "The intention is we will change [the titles], we just haven’t come up with [them] yet."[27] In July 2016, Marvel removed the film's title, simply referring to it as Untitled Avengers film.[28] Anthony Russo stated that the new title for the film would not be revealed "for quite some time",[29] with Feige indicating the title was being withheld as it would give away plot details.[30]

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in August 2017 immediately following the completion of Infinity War,[31] with Trent Opaloch serving as director of photography.[32] Feige stated that the films were originally scheduled to be filmed simultaneously but instead decided to shoot them back-to-back explaining, "We're doing them one right after another. It became too complicated to cross-board them like that, and we found ourselves—again, something would always pay the price. We wanted to be able to focus and shoot one movie and then focus and shoot another movie."[31] Anthony Russo originally felt it made more sense to shoot the films simultaneously due to financial and logistical reasons considering the large number of cast members, even though each part is its own distinct film,[33] and suggested that "some days we'll be shooting the first movie and some days we'll be shooting the second movie. Just jumping back and forth."[32]

Music[edit]

In June 2016, Alan Silvestri, who composed the score for The Avengers, was revealed to be returning to score both Infinity War and the untitled sequel.[34]

Release[edit]

The untitled Avengers film is scheduled to be released on May 3, 2019,[21][22] in IMAX.[35]

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