Avengers: Infinity War has officially begun production – and Marvel Studios have released a behind-the-scenes video to celebrate.
Starting off with heavy-hitters Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Pratt – Iron Man and Star Lord finally together! – along with Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland, the video includes comments from directors Anthony and Joe Russo.
Marvel president Kevin Feige is also featured in the video, explaining how the studio have built the Marvel Cinematic Universe from Iron Man up to now.
“What we’ve always tried to do at Marvel Studios is we’re building the cinematic universe; we look at the big picture, how can things relate across movies and across years. Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe as started in May of 2008 with the release of Iron Man 1. And it really is an unprecedented culmination of a series of films inter-linked together, which at the time had never been done before. For us the important thing is making it all come together. We know they’re going to face Thanos; we’ve been setting that up since Avengers 1. How do you do that in a way that is unexpected, that pits The Avengers against somebody who’s more powerful than anyone they’ve faced, and yet make them completely unprepared to face them? Well, tear them apart, which is why we did Civil War before Infinity War…You know we’re on to something within the studio when we hit upon an idea or we see a piece of concept art, and all of us in the room go, “This is cool!” And in Avengers: Infinity War, The Avengers will meet the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released on 28 April 2018 in the UK, with the US release coming on 4 May.