Russo Talks Fourth “Avengers” Progress

With Disney talking up its product to investors yesterday, one of the most anticipated cash cows for the studio next year will be the fourth “Avengers” film opening in May 2019.

Co-director Joe Russo is one of the few people who knows at this point how the entire film comes together and recently answered some fan questions during an Instagram Live Q&A. While he couldn’t say much, there were a few new bits of information in there:

“Will the stakes be higher in Avengers 4? Absolutely. 100%. The highest of any of the films to date, without question. We are about halfway through the editing process. So we’re just scratching the surface on our VFX shots. There are more than 3000 VFX shots in the movie… We just started work with Alan Silvestri on the score and still editing picture at this point. The running time on ‘Avengers 4’ is currently sitting at 3 hours, so we’ll see if that holds, but we’re sitting at 3 hours right now.”

Asked about when we’ll finally see a trailer, Russo says we “may or may not” see it before the end of the year. Before “Avengers 4” hits in May, we’ll get “Captain Marvel” which is slated to open in cinemas in March.