As filming continues on Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios’ biggest film to date, the production schedules for their next three films have surfaced online and showcase a busy slate for the studio behind the highly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to Omega Underground, Ant-Man and the Wasp — which just recently added Killjoys actress Hannah John-Kamen in an unspecified role — is set to finally begin production next month under the code name of Cherry Blue. Production will reportedly kick off on July 6th, with filming expected to wrap on November 30th. This report shouldn’t be entirely surprising; after all, we’ve known for some time now that production was planned to begin this summer, with earlier reports originally calling for a June start date. However, with casting just now underway and a recent tease of Wasp’s costume from Evangeline Lilly, a July start date makes a lot more sense. Peyton Reed, who directed the first film, will return to helm the sequel.
Following Ant-Man and the Wasp, Marvel will move into the as-yet-untitled fourth Avengers film, which will serve as a follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War. Omega Underground reports that production on the untitled film will run from July 17th through December 13th. Originally, the next two Avengers films were intended to film back-to-back, but this timeline does make sense as filming on Infinity War has been underway since January, meaning they’re nearing completion. Most of the Infinity War cast is expected to return for the fourth installment, including Chris Evans’ Captain America, who will finish out his extended contract with Marvel with the untitled film.
Finally, it appears Captain Marvel (aka Warbird) is set to begin production this January. This is a bit surprising, as Kevin Feige has previously suggested production wouldn’t begin until February. However, with a script and directors now in place, it looks as though they’re ready to break ground on one of their most anticipated films. As of right now, the only confirmed cast member for the project is Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson, who will take on the titular role. Filming on Captain Marvel is expected to run from January 8th through May 11th.
Opening July 6, 2018, director Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña and Michael Douglas. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the fourth Avengers film opens May 3, 2019 and boasts a sprawling ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and more. Starring Brie Larson and written by Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve, Captain Marvel is scheduled to arrive in theaters on March 8, 2019.
(via Screen Rant)