Filming continues apace on the set of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War.
Currently lensing in parts of northern England – specifically the iconic Durham Cathedral, which looks set to double as Asgard after Mjolnir was spotted on set – Joe and Anthony Russo are the ones orchestrating the superhero action from behind the lens, which leaves us feeling quietly confident that Infinity War will deliver on those heightened expectations following the runaway success of Civil War back in 2016.
With only a behind-the-scenes featurette out in the open – unofficial set photos notwithstanding – there’s still much we don’t know about Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel. Granted, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 press tour did uncover a handful of exciting morsels, including the fact that Star-Lord and the gang will take a back seat when the chips are down.
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On the topic of James Gunn’s galactic sequel, Movie Pilot spoke with Sean Gunn (Kraglin/Rocket Raccoon) at the recent Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in London, where the actor/mo-cap performer touched on the number of CGI characters – both enhanced characters and those rendered entirely using VFX, such as Rocket – set to appear in Avengers: Infinity War.
I can tell you that the process for Rocket has been very similar to the Guardian movies. If anything, it’s even more painstaking, because there are even more CGI characters around. In Guardians 2, Baby Groot was there the whole time, but the rest of the time was mostly with other live actors. In Avengers, there are several other characters who are CGI-enhanced that I’ve interacted with, which makes the process a little more deliberate.
Gunn was also asked about the possibility of Kraglin appearing in Infinity War, at which point the actor noted that he hasn’t shot any scenes for Joe and Anthony Russo’s threequel whatsoever. Could that change? We’ll notify you if and when we hear more.
Avengers: Infinity War and its as-yet-untitled sequel will launch in May of 2018 and 2019, respectively, and if there’s one member of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes that’s looking forward to Joe and Anthony Russo’s titanic crossover, it’s Spider-Man. Speaking of which, Tom Holland’s Web-Head will headline an origin story of his own when Homecoming shoots for theaters on July 7th of this year.
Source: Movie Pilot