Will Avengers: Infinity War and it’s unnamed sequel be the biggest movie production in super hero movies ever?
There’s a lot To learn about the third Avengers film. It has been confirmed that production will return to Scotland where Captain America: The First Avenger was filmed and film in the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as the Highlands. Many of the allies of the Marvel universe will also appear – Doctor Strange, The Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Gamora, Iron Man, Buck Barnes – and just about everyone else. The film will be shot back-to-back with the unnamed sequel that follows, preparing for a May 2018 and May 2019 release. As principal photography nears, we are learning about one last character to be added.
Since The Incredible Hulk, we have not heard a peep about Bruce Banner/Hulk’s ex-girlfriend, Dr. Betty Ross, played by Liv Tyler. Word is that after nearly a decade off-screen, Dr. Ross will return, and even maybe her father, General “Thunderbolt” Ross, who was played by William Hurt. In the end of The Incredible Hulk, the post-credits scene shows Ross at a bar being encountered by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) who mentions about a team being put together. It wasn’t mentioned by name, but it was the confirmation of the story of The Avengers.
Hurt was asked afterwards if he was interested in reprising his character and said yes. Sure enough, he was in Captain America: Civil War. The last time we saw his daughter, was after Banner went on the run and you see her watching him defeat Abomination. This was in 2008; a long nine years has passed and is way overdue. While Hulk has been around and his little fling with Black Widow didn’t work, this romance may be rekindled.
The budget for both movies combined is about $500 million, which is no problem since they are guaranteed to surpass $1 billion and maybe to $2 billion even… possibly threatening the record set by Avatar. Most of the crew is also back – the Russo brother as directors, producer Kevin Feige, screenwriters Chris Markus and Stephen McFeely – so the massive production, maybe the biggest of all superhero movies (to date).