With “Captain America: Civil War” now passing the $1 billion worldwide mark, eyes turn towards the future and how the much anticipated two-part “Avengers: Infinity War” saga is shaping up.
With filming on the ambitious project slated to kick off in November, the movie is very much in the midst of scripting and the film’s writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely revealed to CinemaBlend this week that their work is far from over despite a second draft having already been handed in.
Indeed the other movies being planned before the release of ‘Infinity War’ – “Doctor Strange,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Black Panther” – are all still either in production or being readied to begin production which means changes are quite possible in their narrative structures. As a result, the writers have to be kept up to date on those films so that when ‘Infinity War’ begins they’re ready for it. McFeely says:
“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 adds that they don’t expect to be finished for a long time, with rewrites during filming to be quite likely:
“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.”
‘Infinity War’ is tipped to be a nine-month long production that will run through until late Summer 2017 ahead of its proposed May 2018 and 2019 release dates.