For many fans, after the massive cliffhanger ending to this past April's Avengers: Infinity War, next year's yet-to-be-titled Avengers 4 can't seem to come soon enough. Thankfully, though, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed that production on the superhero blockbuster is finally approaching the home stretch.
"We’re just starting the edit," Feige told Birth.Movies.Death when asked about the status of the next addition to the Avengers franchise. "The [Russo] brothers have worked on their cut, and we’ve been together in the editing room for a couple weeks now, so it’s very early days. But it’s much earlier than usual, right? Usually we’re still filming. Captain Marvel comes out in March, while this one comes out in May and we’re already starting. It’s fun to get a jump, it’s good having already shot the majority of the movie. So we’re just getting into our traditional editorial process now."
According to Feige, the fact that the studio is ahead of schedule might even allow for some creative wiggle room when the film enters post-production.
"We try – what’s the analogy, that a goldfish will grow to the size of the bowl?" he explained. "Ant-Man and the Wasp had very little post and yet we made a lot of strides in post, and we did a lot of very good maneuvering on it with the limited time we had. Avengers 4 has much more time; Ragnarok had much more time and we did a lot. You always fill the time you have. Either you have a lot of time and it really motivates you to think things through, or you have no time, and it really motivates you to think things through!"
The yet-to-be-titled sequel to Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, will hit theaters May 3, 2019.