He’s obviously been out and about on the U.S. press tour for Ant-Man and the Wasp, and during that trip, Marvel Studios’ head honcho Kevin Feige has offered an update on the state of production on the fourth film in the Avengers series, due next Spring.
Speaking with Birth.Movies.Death, Feiger said that post-production is underway.
“We’re just starting the edit,” Feige said to the outlet. “The brothers [Joe and Anthony Russo] have worked on their cut, and we’ve been together in the editing room for a couple weeks now, so it’s very early days. But it’s much earlier than usual, right? Usually, we’re still filming. Captain Marvel comes out in March, while this one comes out in May and we’re already starting. It’s fun to get a jump, it’s good having already shot the majority of the movie. So we’re just getting into our traditional editorial process now.”
Captain Marvel has just literally wrapped filming this past week, a film that will have a huge post-production itself with Samuel L. Jackson’s performance being completed adjusted in terms of its look – they’re going to de-age him 20 years or so.
The team at Marvel have large post-production schedules to tinker with what they;ve got – a process that clearly works.
“We try – what’s the analogy, that a goldfish will grow to the size of the bowl? Ant-Man and the Wasp had very little post and yet we made a lot of strides in post, and we did a lot of very good maneuvering on it with the limited time we had,” said Feige. “Avengers 4 has much more time; Ragnarok had much more time and we did a lot. You always fill the time you have. Either you have a lot of time and it really motivates you to think things through, or you have no time, and it really motivates you to think things through!”
Avengers 4, or whatever it may be titled, hits cinemas in April 2019. More as it comes in.