The Russo Brothers have always seemed to be completely in control.
While various Star Wars and DC movies are beset with reported problems, the mammoth two-movie climax to Marvel Phase Three has appeared to inexorably move ahead like clockwork.
Infinity War isn’t even due until later this year, but principal photography on the sequel wrapped earlier today.
Joe and Anthony Russo tweeted a typically fan-pleasing imagae of Thanos, Black Widow and Iron Man to mark the momentous moment.
The snapshot taken on the Atlanta set isn’t of a scene from the movie.
Even so, no doubt fans will try and analyse the image for clues to the upcoming movies.
What the image really boils down to is the simple fact that Marvel and the Russo really are having their cake and eating it.
It’s no surprise to see Thanos standing proud atop the confectionary delight, but eagle-eyed fans are happy to see that the hands of Iron Man and Black Widow are there, too.
Does this mean anything? Probably not, but there has been huge excitement at the latest revelation that the Black Widow standalone movie is finally moving ahead.
According to The Wrap, Jac Schaeffer has been hired to begin work on a script – almost two years after Kevin Feige pledged his commitment to Black Widow.
“I would say certainly the one [character] creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is [her],” he had declared.
While fans are understandably excited about the news that Avengers 4 is almost in the can, some are already greedily looking to the future.
One posted: “YESSSSSSS!!!! Omg! Can’t wait to see this spectacle! Can’t wait to see Captain Marvel!! Her movie now is officially the next to start production in a couple of months! Or less!”
No doubt poor old DC and Warner Bros would love to receive half the adulation (and exclamation marks) for their recent offerings after The Justice League movie was savaged by critics and has dramatically underperformed at teh box office.
Avengers Infinity war, by contrast smashed records when the first trailer amassed over 230million views on its first day.