First 'Avengers: Infinity War' Set Video Shows Start of Production and More

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February 13th, 2017

Avengers: Infinity War is a year-and-a-half away from reaching theaters, with its sequel due a year later. As such, the heavy hitters of the MCU will spend pretty much all of 2017 filming both chapters, although the first look at the set went onto YouTube on Feb. 10.

While the clip said that shooting began on Jan. 23, it took a few weeks for Marvel to show the proof, and to show Robert Downey Jr, Chris Pratt and Tom Holland on a set together for the first time.

Holland had been coy in the past by saying a deal for Infinity War wasn't ready yet, but it appears it recently got worked out. Considering how the whole MCU is showing up, and how important Spider-Man will likely be in a post Infinity War future, it was a no brainer.

The 'surprise' of the Guardians of the Galaxy joining the Avengers was already spoiled long ago as well. Whether they will have a lot of screen time in Infinity War, or whether it will be saved for the sequel, is another matter. Given that their foe Thanos is finally getting a lot of scenes, to the point where Kevin Feige told Collider he was "the main character" on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 set, it may crowd the Guardians and dozens of others out even further.

Nonetheless, just as Josh Brolin wasn't actually shown on set in this video, Thanos will sit out Vol 2 entirely before reaching Earth, and sat out this new ad as well.

Another milestone which isn't addressed is that Infinity War will mark the first MCU appearance of Brie Larson's Captain Marvel. It will be even more historic when Captain Marvel becomes the first MCU film with a solo female lead on March 8, 2019, just two months before the Infinity War sequel.

Many MCU milestones will be reached on set in Atlanta this year, regardless of how many are leaked early. While bloggers and spies try to uncover more unofficial sneak peeks, the countdown towards the full unveiling of Infinity War will end on May 4, 2018, with the sequel following on May 3, 2019.