Production on Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers: Infinity War is now well underway, and has been for quite some time. Set photos and videos have been hitting the web at an alarming rate – as was expected – but oddly enough, we still haven’t seen anything official from the film. Then again, with Marvel currently focusing all of their efforts on Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok, and only just pushing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 out the door, perhaps it’s understandable that they haven’t had the chance yet to really kick off the marketing for the next Avengers movie. After all, it’s not due to release for another year.
With Comic-Con right around the corner though, we expect to start seeing some promotional material begin to trickle out in the near future, but until then, we’re all waiting patiently for something, anything, that will give us an indication of whether or not the studio’s most ambitious and exciting project to date will come together how fans are hoping it will. Though on paper the idea of having Earth’s Mightiest Heroes team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy seems like a dream come true, it’s something which will no doubt be quite tough to pull off on the big screen, and the balancing act currently facing the Russo brothers is surely a daunting one.
That being said, the directors more than proved themselves with Captain America: Civil War and Marvel hasn’t really let us down yet, so as of now, we’re not too worried – and you shouldn’t be either. But just in case you need anymore reassurance that Avengers: Infinity War is going to be all kinds of awesome, look no further than a recent comment made by the film’s composer, the legendary Alan Silvestri – who also worked on previous Marvel efforts like The Avengers and Captain America: The First Avengers.
Speaking at an awards show this past week, he noted that he’s already begun writing the score for a sequel and having seen a fair amount of footage from the blockbuster, Silvestri revealed that “it’s everything we could have hoped for.” That’s certainly high praise and reassuring to hear, and it’s by no means the first time that Infinity War has been placed in a league of its own, either, after co-director Joe Russo claimed the upcoming sequel will usher in an “event like no one has ever seen on film before.”
Granted, it’s not like any of these people would be bad-mouthing a project that they’re involved in, but still, we’re happy to learn that everything is turning out great and just liked they had hoped. With a movie like this, it’s really going to come down to the plot and the execution, especially since there are so many characters and storylines involved. The Russo siblings should be able to handle all that, given that Civil War was a pretty jam-packed film, too, but this is significantly more ambitious and will no doubt provide a bigger challenge for them. Will the brothers be able to pull it all off? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Avengers: Infinity War shoots for theaters on May 4th, 2018. It’ll be followed by a fourth, as-yet-untitled Avengers movie that’s definitely not called Infinity Gauntlet – if James Gunn is to be believed, of course.