Mark Ruffalo is expected back on the Avengers 4 set this month for scheduled reshoots, but the filming might be more extensive than anyone initially thought.
Speaking to The Marvelists podcast about the progress on the follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War, Ruffalo said the September reshoots are expected to help finish the film, but they’re also needed so everyone can figure out exactly how the film is going to end – including directors Anthony and Joe Russo.
“We don’t even know what it’s gonna be yet. We’re not just doing reshoots. We’re going to finish the movie, which we really didn’t get to finish totally when we left it last year.
“I don’t even know that [the Russo’s] really know exactly. Some of it is happening while we’re there. It’s pretty amazing. And we’ll shoot some stuff and a few days later come back and reshoot it ’cause we wanna take it in another direction. It’s a very living organism; even as we approach it being a locked picture, we’re still working on it.”
Also revealing that the cast is still reading from dummy scripts to avoid seeing any spoilers (or because the real scenes haven’t been written yet…), Ruffalo’s interview proves just how changeable everything in the MCU really is. With the whole Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol 3 debacle potentially affecting major plot points in Avengers 4, it’s not surprising that Disney is having to make a few late tweaks to the overall story arc – but making up a film as you go along doesn’t exactly seem like the best way to do it.
Here’s hoping Avengers 4 still gives us the “definitive ending” that Kevin Feige promised when it opens on May 3, 2019. The full schedule of upcoming Marvel movies can be found here.