UPDATE with featurette: Marvel’s video tease of Day 1 of shooting on its tentpole Avengers: Infinity War has surpassed 1.3 million views on YouTube less that 24 hours after dropping. The video hit the web after directors Joe and Anthony Russo and star Robert Downey Jr took to Facebook Live yesterday to (eventually) confirm that Tom Holland was part of the new movie, which has now officially commenced shooting at Pinewood Atlanta.
Chris Pratt, who plays Starlord Peter Quill in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movies, also made an appearance in the video shot on set.
All of this is to tubthump Avengers: Infinity War, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. It bows in theaters on May 4, 2018.
Check out the video above.
PREVIOUS, February 10 PM: After leaving fans waiting for an hour and a half, Robert Downey Jr. took to FB Live to include a not so surprising guest — Tom Holland who revealed himself to be the camera man for Downey’s fan Q&A session, thereby confirming that he will reprise his role as Peter Parker in Avengers: Infinity War. It had been rumored for months. He turned camera on himself to show his face covered in motion capture dots.
Also coming into camera view was the Star Lord himself Chris Pratt and directors Anthony and Joe Russo. Avengers: Infinity War, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, bows in theaters on May 4, 2018.
Downey originally took to social media to say he would be on FB live at 7 PM eastern time, but didn’t show until 8:25 PM. “Sorry we are running a little late, night shooting and all …” said Downey, Jr. while leaning back in a director’s chair and then answered fan questions saying there will be many surprises in the next Avengers installment.
“I don’t like spoilers. I like the excitement of watching it all unfold on screen, especially the notorious MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) post-credit teasers,” said Yvonne Crasso, a mega fan who waited to watch Downey on FB Live tonight. “But with so much time in between films, it’s impossible not to want to know more.”
Marvel and Disney’s Avengers franchise has grossed an incredible $2.92 billion worldwide.
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