The upcoming Avengers films – Infinity War and another as-yet-untitled fourth film – will reportedly have an unprecedented budget of $1 billion.
Titanic became the first movie to gross over $1 billion at the box office, after it, 28 other movies have gone on to reach the landmark.
But what Avengers: Infinity War might do is another milestone that’s nearly impossible to believe. As they might have a budget of $1 billion. Previously Pirates of Caribbean: On Stranger Tides holds the record with a budget of $378.5 million and The Hobbit trilogy stands as the most expensive back-to-back film production with combined cost of $623 million after tax credits.
It has been claimed Robert Downey Jr will be paid $200 million to appear as Ironman in both films. Around $400 million of the budget is thought to have been spent on principle actors, screenwriters, directors, and producers.
If the $1 billion budget is true, that makes both parts $500 million each, and posits them as the highest budget films of all time.
Meanwhile, a new trailer for the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel has been released, debuting Star Lord’s father, played by Kurt Russell.