Get excited, Marvel fans!
Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel begin filming on Monday, January 23, via Collider‘s Steve Weintraub.
Awesome @marvel news: the next 2 AVENGERS sequels are going to start filming Monday! pic.twitter.com/fHIY3fQmhZ
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) January 21, 2017
Both films will be directed by the Joe and Anthony Russo, who are known for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and its sequel, Civil War.
Originally slated as a two-part movie, the directors decided to break it up because they wanted fans to understand that each film is very much its own story.
Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Olson, Jeremy Renner, Sebastian Stan, Peter Dinklage, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Hemsworth, Karen Gillian, Bradley Cooper, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Rudd, Josh Brolin, Paul Bettany, and Mark Ruffalo.
Although no official synopsis has been released at this point, we can safely assume that Avengers: Infinity War will follow a story that includes Thanos, with the Infinity Gauntlet, taking on the Avengers. A more detailed plot summary will be released as the film’s release date nears.
Infinity War will be released in theaters on May 4, 2018.