For obvious reasons Avengers 4 is a highly anticipated release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, now that Antman and the Wasp has been through cinemas there’s just one film to go (being Captain Marvel) before the setting returns to its current central story line, and we can see the next turn of events.
Mark Ruffalo, the actor who plays the Hulk in the franchise has recently been making some comments about the status of the film, indicating that while Avengers 4 was primarily shot back to back with Avengers 3, there’s still a lot to resolve before the film is released, and that nothing is set at this point.
Avengers 4 is scheduled to commence reshoots in September 2018, and in that context Ruffalo has made the following comments;
We don’t even know what it’s going to be yet. We’re not just doing re-shoots, we’re going to finish the movie, which we really didn’t get to finish totally when we left it last year.
We’ll shoot some stuff and a few days later come back and re shoot it because we want to take it in another direction. So it’s a very living organism, even as we approach it being a locked picture, we’re still working on it.
Avengers 4 will no doubt be one of the most significant films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which these days is saying a lot. It will be critical in informing the creative direction of the next phase of MCU films, and no doubt Disney is aware of this and will be very considered in their approach.
Even when the finishing touches are finally made on the film, it’s likely even the cast (or as many of them as possible) will be kept out of the loop on the final version, Disney will be making every effort to ensure the film is kept unspoiled for audiences for as long as possible.