Next May marks the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, exactly one decade following the release of Iron Man and the utterance of the line about the Avengers Initiative in the post-credits scene with Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Marvel Studios will mark the occasion with the release of Avengers: Infinity War, the climactic chapter of Marvel’s Phase 3 that brings together nearly all the characters introduced so far in a battle against the Mad Titan Thanos. But this won’t a concluding chapter. For Marvel head Kevin Feige, there are still a lot of surprises ahead.
“As we’re approaching our 10th anniversary, I think we still have a long way to go in terms of places to explore and characters to get to know,” Feige said in an interview with Fandango.
As to Infinity War specifically, Feige said that there will be some surprises for fans. Not that he went into details, but the third Avengers movie, he said, will redefine the genre in a way no one’s anticipating. “It’s more exciting than people are aware of right now, with what’s happening [on Infinity War],” Feige explained. “We’re doing things you’ve never seen before with films based on comics.”
“We’re deep into shooting; we’ve been shooting for 35 days,” he added. “On most movies you’re almost halfway there after 35 days, but on these movies we’re still just scratching the surface. We’ll be filming through the end of the year, he said.”
Of course, right now Feige is doing a round of press for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the main characters from which will be prominently featured in Infinity War. Feige wouldn’t say if there’s some tension between the two teams of heroes, but on-set for the film, it’s seems all wine and roses. “There is nothing more fun about seeing superstars who carry their own franchises – and essentially have seen it all and done it all – coming onto a set and meeting other actors and A-listers and iconic characters in costumes, and seeing them get giddy,” Feige said. “Seeing them turn into kids because of how excited they are on set. That is happening every day right now.”
Avengers: Infinity Wars will be in theatres everywhere in one year; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be in theatres everywhere in one week.