‘Avengers: Infinity War’ starts production, Phase 3 details teased

Marvel Studios has officially announced the production start of Avengers: Infinity War via a featurette that shows Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) and Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord).

Watch the featurette below.

Prior to the release of the first featurette, Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) hosted a Facebook Live, to answer fan questions. Here’s everything we learned from the live chat (and the first Avengers: Infinity War featurette) so far:

  • Tom Holland will be reprising his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.
  • Chris Pratt‘s Peter Quill/Star-Lord will also be joining the fray.
  • Robert Downey Jr. still fondly remembers the Mark 42 from “Iron Man 3”
  • “Avengers: Infinity War” kicks off with tension as Captain America is still on Iron Man’s “S-List”
  • Reflecting on his appearance in the first “Iron Man” to “Avengers: Infinity War,” Downey says “[Tony Stark] has matured a bit. What has changed is the universe around him.”
  • Stark’s universe now involves Peter Parker, the Guardians and Doctor Strange.
  • Joe and Anthony Russo have never fought on set
  • The three Avengers the Russo brothers would go on a family vacation with: Tony Stark, Peter Park, and Vision.
  • Start of production officially began last month in Pinewood Atlanta.
  • Thanos will be “the most frightening villain the Avengers have ever faced;” he’ll show us all why he’s “the biggest, the best, the baddest villain that we’ve ever had.”
  • The Avengers are completely unprepared to face Thanos as a result of the events of “Captain America: Civil War” leaving the Avengers a team name with no team members.
  • Get ready for the Guardians of the Galaxy / Avengers team-up as we see Thor fighting alongside Rocket Raccoon
  • The Russo brothers confirm two films will be deeply connected – “these next two Avengers films will be an event like no one has ever seen on film before”
  • Downey drives that point home as we’ve come to learn the next two Avengers will be filmed back-to-back for a “year of fun-filled lensing”

Continuing a cinematic universe that launched in 2008 with Iron Man, Infinity War promises an epic story that will bring in characters from a decade of films. The cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Pom Klementieff, Tom Holland, Peter Dinklage and Josh Brolin as Thanos. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, who return after Captain America: Civil War, are directing both Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled second half, which will close Marvel Phase 3.

Avengers: Infinity War will hit US theaters May 4, 2018, with the second part following on May 3, 2019. Release dates in the Philippines to follow.

WATCH: Forbidden love defies ‘Everything, Everything’ in new trailer

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures comes the romantic drama Everything, Everything, directed by Stella Meghie and based on the bestselling book of the same name by Nicola Yoon. Check out the main trailer below.

What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face…or kiss the boy next door? Everything, Everything tells the unlikely love story of Maddy, a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly, the boy next door who won’t let that stop them.

Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together…even if it means losing everything.

Everything, Everything stars Amandla Stenberg (Rue inThe Hunger Games) as Maddy and Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) as Olly. The film also stars Ana de la Reguera (Sun Belt Express) and Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls).

Meghie (Jean of the Joneses) directs from a screenplay she wrote with J. Mills Goodloe (The Age of Adaline). Leslie Morgenstein and Elysa Dutton are producing under the Alloy Entertainment banner, with Victor Ho executive producing.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Igor Jadue-Lillo (The Kids Are All Right); production designer Charisse Cardenas (American Sniper); editor Nancy Richardson (Insurgent, Divergent); and costume designer Avery Plewes (Jean of the Joneses).

Opening across the Philippines on May 18, 2017, Everything, Everything distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select international territories by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.