Production is continuing on Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” and the still untitled fourth “Avengers” film, movies that we already know will feature dozens of characters.
This week, “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Sean Gunn revealed that there will be more CGI characters in the film than the shared universe has ever seen. Gunn, who plays Rocket Raccoon on set, tells Movie Pilot:
“I can tell you that the process for Rocket has been very similar to the Guardians movies. If anything, it’s even more painstaking, because there are even more CGI characters around. In Guardians 2, Baby Groot was there the whole time, but the rest of the time was mostly with other live actors. In Avengers, there are several other characters who are CGI-enhanced that I’ve interacted with, which makes the process a little more deliberate.
The question is whether he’s referring to new characters, or if it’s something more basic like body doubles combined with later facial captures and replacement – a trick Marvel has been employing for years and would make complete sense for a film like this where scheduling is a logistical nightmare.
In related news, the film’s directors The Russo brothers have posted a photo from the set which seems to confirm that Thor will be getting Mjolnir back by the time of ‘Infinity War’ after seeing it destroyed by Hela in the upcoming “Thor: Ragnarok”.
“Avengers: Infinity War” opens in May next year.