Written By: Nick Poulimenakos
Marvel is gearing up for the release of arguably their biggest film ever and, if one star is to believed, the filming experience is more relaxed than one would think.
Paul Bettany, who plays Vision in the MCU, recently sat down for an interview with Collider where they discussed his upcoming film Manhunt: Unabomber and, of course, Avengers: Infinity War. When asked about the production of the massive film, Bettany described the film as being both overwhelming in scope and relaxed in terms of production:
“It felt like the biggest movie that I’ve ever made and will ever make, and we’ve still got to make the [next] one. It’s fucking crazy! I would come in, often at dawn because of the length of my make-up, and there would just be all of these twinkling lights. It looked like a town, but it wasn’t. It was where all of the trailers were. It was just massive. It’s massive! The call sheets are bananas. When you see the list of cast members, you’re like, ‘How is anybody else making a film in Hollywood, this year? How are they getting films financed? Everybody is in this!’… [Joe and Anthony Russo] are so great. They’ve got so much trust, from the cast and from Kevin Feige and Marvel, in general. They’re incredibly on top of the day, when you show up, and they’re very open to your input and collaboration. They were incredibly relaxed. It was a wonderful, relaxed set that was stress free. It was a stress free set, which was brilliant.”
Well that’s… surprising. For a film as big as Avengers: Infinity War, it comes as quite a shock to hear that production for the film is more of a relaxed occasion than stressful. This however is great to hear as it demonstrates that Kevin Feige and The Russo Brothers definitely have a handle on their growing responsibilities within the biggest MCU film to date. With almost 60 characters rumored to appear in the film, it’s reassuring to know that Marvel has a firm hand on the highly anticipated Avengers sequel.
Avengers: Infinity War flies into theatres on May 4, 2018.