What’s better than being the biggest film on planet Earth? Being the biggest film on planet Earth in terms of running time? Well that’s precisely what Avengers 4 is trying to achieve… at least in the superhero genre.
Following on from where we were left behind, or maybe half of us – get over it, it’s been out for almost a month now! – the as yet untitled Avengers 4 will see our heroes continue their battle against the evil Thanos who did some very bad things in Infinity War.
Well obviously nothing about the plot is going to be revealed just yet but directors Joe and Anthony Russo told Collider in terms of sheer scale:
It’s pretty long. I don’t want to say how long it is because people tend to get really excited. Also, I don’t know that you can really call it a rough cut, it’s more of an assembly.
We like it to play at a certain pace, so I’m sure we’ll squeeze it. We have a whole year of work left in that movie. I do think it’ll be longer than Avengers 3.
Bob Iger, the Disney CEO, has confirmed Avengers 4 might not be the last we’re likely to see, which means we might be able to see the growth of the pair’s apparent child.
Not much is known about 2019’s Avengers 4 considering the huge hype around box-office smash Infinity War, but the people want it. The numbers show.
During an earnings call, Iger revealed a cheeky little bit of info regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Iger told The Hollywood Reporter:
We meet on a regular basis with our Marvel team, and we’ve plotted out Marvel movies that will take us well into the next decade.
I’m guessing we will try our hand at what I’ll call a new franchise beyond Avengers, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t see more Avengers down the road. We just haven’t made any announcements about that.
Given the popularity of the characters and given the popularity of the franchise, I don’t think people should conclude there will never be another Avengers movie.
Infinity War opened with an estimated $630 million worldwide, smashing previous-holder The Fate of the Furious with $542 million. It’s since overtook the record set by The Force Awakens, which garnered $248 million.
Holy moly, that’s a lot of money. You know what I’d do with that, if Joe and Anthony Russo were one person and I was him? I’d take the money and run. Forget about actor’s paycheques, they’re rich enough. No, I’d run for the hills screaming ‘Let’s stretch this motherf**ker!’ into the ears of anyone who’ll listen and spearhead 2018’s and indeed the rest of the decade’s biggest party ever.
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