Avengers: Infinity War is set to become the most expensive movie ever made, according to a report from The Atlanta Business Chronicle.
At an event hosted by the African American Film Critics Association, the co-owner of Pinewood Studios Dan Cathy gave a small speech where he mention that Atlanta is now hosting a billion dollar film production.
“We now have on the lot down there now the largest film production ever with a $1 billion budget,” Cathy said.
Cathy didn’t the reveal what the film was, but Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and its sequel are filming back-to-back at Pinewood.
A Wikipedia list of the most expensive movies ever puts Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at number one with a $378 million budget, followed by Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End at $300 million, and Avengers: Age of Ultron with $280 million. Of course, it’s possible that the $1 billion budget is for both Avengers: Infinity War and its untiled sequel, which are reportedly filming back to back. If that’s the case, $500 million is still easily the most expensive movie of all time, and the back-to-back filming budget of $1 billion would still top the entire Hobbit trilogy, which also filmed back to back and cost $623 million to make.
Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel, both of which are set to be released in 2018 and 2019 respectively.