Avengers 4 Reshoots: Russo Brothers Announce Filming Has Wrapped
Avengers 4 is officially done filming, as the Russo Brothers confirm reshoots have wrapped. Marvel Studios has been working relentlessly to wrap up Phase 3 in the giant, epic fashion fans are anticipating. These expectations were partially set by the ending of Avengers: Infinity War wiping away half of the universe's population. This left just a few remaining, but key, heroes alive to try and take down Thanos at a future point in time. However, Marvel's been incredibly quiet about the fourth Avengers film, as reshoots have been filming for the last several weeks.
Almost every star from the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to have made their way to Atlanta to take part in the reshoots. Most recently it was Tom Holland, who appeared to just have left the shoot in secret. Fans have been waiting not so patiently for real info on Avengers 4, and that info may not be too far away, now that all filming is officially done.
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The Russo Brothers confirmed the news on social media by sharing another cryptic photo that is simply captioned with #wrapped. This marks the end of a long production schedule for the movie, which started filming originally last year, while reshoots began last month. Now that filming is done, the Russos will turn their attention towards post-production, while fans attempt to uncover any potential secrets that may hide in the photo.
The end of all filming on Avengers 4 is a major deal as it now means that any scene that could be in the movie come next spring has been shot. The Russos will have all the footage needed to complete their cut of the Phase 3 capper, and, based on the cast list that participated, they used the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, and many more. With Mark Ruffalo saying that the reshoots were going to finish the movie, it is possible that this was all done to shoot the actual ending to Avengers 4. Either way, the filming part of Avengers 4 is indeed finished.
Now that the Russos will turn their eyes toward actually finishing the entire film and their cut, many will wonder if them wrapping on Avengers 4 means they've shot their final scene for Marvel Studios. Evans indicated he filmed his last scene as Captain America when he wrapped on these reshoots, and it's possible the Russos may have done the same. They've just launched their own production studio, and have been lining up future projects to produce and even direct. While they've remained open to coming back, especially with the possibility of handling the X-Men, this could very well be the end of the Russos' tenure with the MCU. If so, hopefully they end it on a high.
On a more positive note, the end of filming on Avengers 4 should mean that marketing won't be too far away. The movie has been the subject of several unofficial reveals as of late, such as the brand new Avengers uniforms. With more toys and other merchandise having the potential to be revealed unofficially, Marvel may want to get ahead of the game and share some footage of Avengers 4 at long last - or at least reveal what the actual title is.
Chris Evans Says The Last Captain America Line He Filmed For Avengers 4 Was Really Dumb
It’s been a touchy-feely few weeks over on the Marvel end of Twitter, as Chris Evans has received an outpouring of tributes from both fans and his fellow colleagues.
Of course, this is all because the Avengers 4 actor took to social media the other week to announce that he’s now finished his reshoots for the upcoming sequel to Infinity War, bringing his eight-year run as the First Avenger to a close. The full message from Evans read as follows:
Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.
In the wake of this heartfelt tweet, many fans have been speculating as to how next May’s film may bring Cap’s story to its end, and while he’s keeping his mouth shut on that particular topic, Evans did tell the crowd at ACE Comic Con today that the last line he filmed in character wasn’t particularly memorable.
Of course, he wouldn’t give any specifics, but did say the following:
“It was something really stupid, it was something really dumb. Which I also probably can’t give away.”
When pressed for more details, he’d only say that the line was directed at Ant-Man, telling the crowd:
“Well, you know, it was reshoots, so you’re doing these little picks and pops, and it’s just little things that they need,” Evans explained. “It might have been a line to Paul Rudd. He wasn’t there, but it was a stupid line. The line wasn’t memorable to me [laughs]. The day was more memorable than the line.”
That was all Evans had to offer, but it’s important to remember that this particular piece of dialogue wasn’t necessarily his final line in Avengers 4 itself. As he mentions, this was during reshoots and it’s likely he was just filming a scene from earlier on in the film that needed to be reshot for whatever reason.
Still, it’s a shame that he didn’t get to go out on a high, though we fully expect for the sequel to Infinity War to serve as a passing of the torch, as Phase 1 heroes like Evans and Chris Hemsworth seemingly bow out of the series. And we’ll see exactly how Avengers 4 plans to make this transition to the next era of superhero cinema when it hits theaters on May 3rd, 2019.
Marvel fans can't wait to see Avengers 4, and Captain America's Chris Evans is telling fans it will be more than worth the wait.
Evans appeared at ACE Comic Con alongside Karen Gillan and Lee Pace, and during the Q&A he was asked what he's most excited for fans to see in Avengers 4.
"There's just nothing that I can say but there's so much good stuff...there's so many good things," Evans said. "I mean, I guess all I can say is if Marvel has proven anything it's just that they know what they're doing. They know what they're doing. I don't think they've missed a beat. Their worse mistakes are other studios' like biggest blessings you know what I mean? Like, they don't miss, they don't miss, and they have not missed with this one and it really is just an incredible culmination of this unbelievable tapestry of...I mean, how many individual series is it? Is it like, what six, seven individual parts coming together."