Next two ‘Avengers’ films will be shot back to back over nine months

'Captain America' duo the Russo brothers will take over from Joss Whedon behind the camera

The next two films in Marvel’s Avengers franchise will be shot back to back over nine months, Chris Evans has revealed.

The Captain America actor also revealed that filming on Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 is scheduled to begin late next year (2016). “We start the Infinity War, I think, some time in the third quarter. Fall or winter of 2016,” the actor told Esquire. “That’s going to be, like, nine months to shoot both movies back to back.”

Anthony and Joe Russo, the directors of last year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and next year’s Captain America: Civil War, will take over The Avengers franchise from Joss Whedon for the Infinity War films. Part 1 of Infinity War is slated for release in summer 2018 with Part 2 to follow in summer 2019.

Before they begin work on the Infinity War films, the Russo Brothers will start shooting Captain America: Civil War early next month (May) for a May 6, 2016 release date. Chris Evans’ title character will be joined by Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye in the sequel.

The Infinity War films will serve as sequels to Whedon’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron, which was released in the UK last Thursday (April 23) and opens in US cinemas on Friday (May 1). Read the NME review here.