Though today marked the first day of filming for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, Marvel Studios already has their eyes set on the future beyond it with Avengers: Infinity War. Speaking with Esquire, Steve Rogers himself, Chris Evans, spoke about how long he’ll be filming “Civil War” and when he expects to star the two-part Avengers epic.
“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.”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier and “Civil War” directors Anthony and Joe Russo are set to helm the two-parter, which will feature a script by Marvel favorites Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn previously chimed in on the idea of the Guardians meeting the Avengers in saying: “When I’m asked about the Guardians and their future, and whether they’ll meet up with the Avengers I really don’t have all that much to say, because some of it isn’t decided yet, and I don’t want to give away what is decided.”