5:24am PT by Abid Rahman
Chris Evans: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Films Will Take "Nine Months to Shoot" Back to Back
Chris Evans has revealed that the prospective back-to-back shoot for Avengers: Infinity War will take nine months, with production due to start sometime in the "fall or winter of 2016."
Avengers: Age of Ultron hasn't been released in theaters yet, but already a lot of fans have turned their attention to the next, two-part installment, Avengers: Infinity War — including some of the Avengers themselves.
Evans admitted in an interview with Esquire that his future plans revolve around his Avengers and Captain America commitments. "You know, you plan around the Marvel responsibilities. You have to," he said.
He added: "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."
Evans hopes to work on other movie projects and possibly direct during his downtime before it's time to suit up as Cap again. "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."
The two-part Infinity War will be directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, who worked with Evans on Captain America: The Winter Soldier and also will direct Civil War. Marvel has slated part one of Infinity War for release on May 4, 2018, with the second installment hitting theaters on May 3, 2019.