Infinity War Directors Give A Status Update On Avengers 4

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As Marvel fans continue their grueling journey through the barren stretch that is the 8-month gap between Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel, each bit of news on the MCU’s upcoming releases is like a spring in the desert. Fortunately, the directors of Avengers 4 have taken time out to give us all a quick update on the much anticipated sequel, and things seem to be moving forward pretty smoothly.

Speaking to Deadline, co-director Anthony Russo explained that the team are aiming to complete post-production by this coming March, saying:

“We’ve worked on the edit all summer and we’re excited to finally get these missing pieces in the film and then we expect to be in post through the fall and winter. We hope to be done by March.”

One of the several reasons why fans are so eager to see how the final release of Marvel’s Phase 3 plays out is the dark cliffhanger ending that Avengers: Infinity War left us on, traumatizing many a viewer with its climactic disintegration of half the film’s cast. In the same interview, Anthony Russo went on to recall the pride that he and his brother Joe felt in pulling off such a gloomy finale.

“It was so gratifying that in a movie with this scope and scale and that wide of an audience, that we were able to end with a gut punch and yet the audience stayed with us and found value and kept coming back,” Russo added.

“It’s a rare thing to find in commercial filmmaking and we know it had a lot to do with the the capital that’s been built up around these characters for the last ten years of Marvel filmmaking. The audience is so invested in these characters that they’re willing to stick with them even through the hard stuff. It has been our great pleasure as storytellers to take them through that hard stuff and have it be a cathartic and even entertaining experience at times.”

Sure enough, the hard times are far from over yet, with Avengers 4 set to resolve this interplanetary saga when it opens on May 3rd, 2019.

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