5:35pm PT by Aaron Couch
'Avengers: Infinity War' Featurette Shows Off First Footage From Set
Only Robert Downey Jr. could assemble this many new Avengers.
After Downey answered some Facebook Live questions from Avengers: Infinity War headquarters (aka the Atlanta set), Marvel Studios released a behind-the-scenes featurette touting its upcoming megateam-up, and it confirmed a few rumors and surely will provide fodder for a few more.
Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) and Downey (Iron Man) lead the set footage, which is from day one of shooting last month, with Downey calling it the start of "a year of fun-filled lensing."
The featurette confirms the Guardians of the Galaxy will be meeting the Avengers and that Spidey will be swinging into the film.
There were also a few plot tidbits.
— The Avengers will be totally unprepared to face Thanos, thanks to the events of Captain America: Civil War, says studio head Kevin Feige.
— Tony and Captain America still aren't talking, and "the Avengers are basically a name with nobody in it," according to screenwriter Christopher Markus.
— "Tony senses this greater threat approaching, so he is doing everything in his power to keep the Earth safe," says co-director Joe Russo.
Check out the featurette below.
As for Downey's Facebook Live, there were also a few entertaining nuggets. Asked if Tony and Captain America (Chris Evans) still aren't getting along, Downey responded, "He's still on my S-list." There were also a few unexpected guests, with directors the Russo brothers coming in to try to get Downey back to work, while Pratt also dropped by in costume. And the cameraman is also a familiar face.
Avengers: Infinity War opens May 4, 2018. An untitled Avengers sequel, which is shooting back-to-back with Infinity War, opens May 3, 2019.