Mar 03, 2017 06:05 AM EST

'Avengers: Infinity War' News: Rumored Budget of $500 Million

With a cast that includes the likes of Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Paul Bettany, and Scarlett Johansson, it is no wonder that Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" has a rumored budget of $500 million.

According to a news report by Comicbook, Pinewood Studios revealed a detail that could refer to how much the film costs. Co-owner Dan Cathy stated that the firm's Atlanta location was hosting a production that has a budget of $1 billion.

Pinewood Studios, writes Comicbook, is the homebase for the fourth Avengers film. Furthermore, for those who are unaware, "Avengers: Infinity War" began production last January in Atlanta and is currently shooting in the United Kingdom. In fact, it has already sent out casting calls for extras.

Comicbook writes that the aforementioned budget could refer to the film. However, it adds that it is unlikely that one film will cost $1 billion when the Hobbit trilogy cost approximately $700 million.

It suggests that the money will be split between "Avengers: Infinity War" and the unnamed sequel. This leaves $500 million for each film.

This may not be $1 billion, but $500 million is still a hefty number. According to Comicbook, the most expensive film to date is the "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," which cost $378 million.

The fourth Avengers film features aliens and an ensemble cast. Confirmed actors and actresses are Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, Dave Bautista, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Josh Brolin, Karen Gillan, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Bethany, Pom Klementieff, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Tom Holland, Vin Diesel, and Zoe Saldana.

With such a production, a lot of money is expected to be spent for the blockbuster. Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" will be shown in theaters on May 4, 2018, while the sequel will be released on May 3, 2019. 

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