AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART 1 And 2 Will Take Forever To Shoot

Or roughly the time it takes for a baby to bake.

Why enjoy the present when we can look toward the future? Let’s not mess with the near future, either. We want to look toward the biggest lump our horizon can muster.

In other words, Avengers: Age of Ultron, which isn’t even out yet in America, is kind of old news. Captain America: Civil War is exciting, but that’s nothing compared to Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2, which come out way in 2018 and 2019, respectively. If you stare at those dates hard enough, your life may melt away until they are suddenly right in front of you! Exciting!

This is probably a no-brainer, but Marvel and the Russo Brothers are going to shoot these films back-to-back in one gigantic production, which will take about nine months to shoot according to Chris Evans:

You know, you plan around the Marvel responsibilities. You have to. We start [Captain America: Civil War] in a couple weeks, and then that shoots until August or something like that. August or September. Then I’ve got some downtime and I can do with it as I please. I don’t know if I want to take time off or go pursue another directing job or find a movie to act in or, you know, do whatever I’m creatively inclined to pursue or wait, relax, enjoy my life. And then we start the Infinity War, I think, some time in the third quarter. Fall or winter of 2016. That’s going to be like nine months to shoot both movies back to back.

I was warned against making assumptions, but there are a couple here I can’t resist. One is that Captain America will be in both parts of the epic tale. The other is that this means he probably survives Civil War. Both could be wrong, but either way it sounds like it'll be years before poor Chris Evans can eat a pizza. I hope he at least visits the Grand Canyon or something on his break between jobs.