According to the UK’s Daily Mail, some or all of the main stars of May’s Avengers: Age of Ultron will regroup in January at London’s Pinewood Studios to shoot additional scenes for the Marvel epic.
The Daily Mail reports director Joss Whedon may not ask all the stars to return, but they’ve all been asked to make themselves available over a two-week period if necessary. The list reportedly includes Tom Hiddleston.
The extra scenes reportedly are to add a “a bit more kick-ass on an extravagant scale.”
The Daily Mail also reported that 2018 and 2019’s Avengers: The Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: The Infinity War Part 2 would shoot back-to-back at Pinewood later next year. If the report is accurate, that would be a very early production schedule for films releasing starting in 2018, but possible explanation could include accommodating Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans to allow them to complete their Captain America: Civil War and Avengers commitments (which could make-up the remainder of both their Marvel contractual commitments) in a condensed timeframe and/or perhaps some crossover with the production of May 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (which will also very likely be shooting at Pinewood) will be required.
In other comic book movie production notes, THR reports David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, which is going into production with the working title “Bravo 14” is set to begin principle photography in mid-April and shoot through the end of August in Pinewood Toronto Studios.
According to the Hollywood trade, Jai Courtney, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are all in the final stages of talks for roles in the 2016 DC/Warner Bros. film. There was no mention of Will Smith this update.