It has long been suspected that Avengers: Infinity War parts 1 & 2 would be shooting back to back, but now Chris Evans has come out and confirmed as much, revealing that the two films are scheduled to shoot over one nine-month stretch.
The star was talking to Esquire about the difficulties of managing his schedule around his Marvel responsibilities, outlining the mammoth lineup he has ahead of him as part of the MCU…
“You know, you plan around the Marvel responsibilities,” says Evans. “You have to. We start [Captain America: Civil War] in a couple weeks, and then that shoots until August or something like that. August or September. Then I’ve got some downtime and I can do with it as I please.”
“I don’t know if I want to take time off or go pursue another directing job or find a movie to act in or, you know, do whatever I’m creatively inclined to pursue or wait, relax, enjoy my life. And then we start the Infinity War, I think, some time in the third quarter. Fall or winter of 2016. That’s going to be like nine months to shoot both movies back to back.”
Plenty to keep him busy, then. Avengers: Infinity War pt. 1 will open on 4 May 2018 before the sequel arrives on 3 May 2019.