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Chris Evans says 'Avengers: Infinity War' will shoot over nine months

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Avengers: Infinity War, the two-part installment that will (for now) conclude the Avengers trilogy, will no doubt be a huge undertaking for everyone involved—and according to Chris Evans, the filming schedule will reflect that.

“We start the Infinity War, I think, some time in the third quarter,” Evans told Esquire in a recent interview during the Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour. “Fall or winter of 2016. That’s going to be like nine months to shoot both movies back to back.”

Despite just barely completing his press duties for the Avengers sequel, Evans will be suiting up again sooner rather than later to shoot Captain America: Civil War. That production, Evans says, will start in a few weeks and last until “August or September.” It’s not unusual for franchise films to have long schedules, especially given Marvel’s complicated slate of movies, but it certainly means Evans will likely have to shelve other projects for the better half of 2016. At this point, it’s still too early to know who else from the Avengers cast will be participating in the film, and if they’ll be following the same rigorous shooting schedule.

Avengers: Infinity War — Part 1 is scheduled for release on May 4, 2018; Part 2 arrives on May 3, 2019. Both films will be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo.

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