'Avengers: Infinity Wars': Social Snaps From the Set With Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Cumberbatch, and More

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Based on the cast and crew’s social media, Infinity War is anything but hell. For the past several months, filming has been taking place on the super team-up, which will bring together most of the heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a battle against cosmic ass-kicker Thanos. Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), and the directing duo of Anthony and Joe Russo have been especially active when it comes to documenting the production, posting a steady stream of set photos that offer tantalizing glimpses at the stars and the sets. We collected the best of the bunch here for you to flip through while you wait for the blockbuster film to arrive on May 4, 2018. Enjoy!

<p>This uncaptioned image from June 22 shows filmmakers Anthony (left) and Joe Russo inside Doctor Strange’s mystical study. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BVpXRPNAp7B/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:therussobrothers/Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">therussobrothers/Instagram</a>) </p>
Sanctum Sanctorum

This uncaptioned image from June 22 shows filmmakers Anthony (left) and Joe Russo inside Doctor Strange’s mystical study. (Photo: therussobrothers/Instagram)

<p>Iron Man Downey posted this photo during a June 21 lunch break with fellow heroes Stephen Strange, Bruce Banner, and Wong. The caption: “Forks, tongs, cans + bottles + a Wong…” (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BVm5j5MDKi_/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:robertdowneyjr/Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">robertdowneyjr/Instagram</a>) </p>
Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Wong

Iron Man Downey posted this photo during a June 21 lunch break with fellow heroes Stephen Strange, Bruce Banner, and Wong. The caption: “Forks, tongs, cans + bottles + a Wong…” (Photo: robertdowneyjr/Instagram)

<p>Mark Ruffalo posted this portrait of him and Downey on June 21 referencing <a href="http://www.vulture.com/2013/04/mark-ruffalo-science-bros-avengers-robert-downey-jr.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:their Avengers nickname/meme" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">their Avengers nickname/meme</a>: “<a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/nationalselfie/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#nationalselfie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#nationalselfie</a> day. Science Bros Style. With the inimitable <a href="https://www.instagram.com/robertdowneyjr/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@robertdowneyjr" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@robertdowneyjr</a>.” (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BVnmzV8l7es/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:markruffalo/Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">markruffalo/Instagram</a>) </p>
Science Bros 4eva

Mark Ruffalo posted this portrait of him and Downey on June 21 referencing their Avengers nickname/meme: “#nationalselfie day. Science Bros Style. With the inimitable @robertdowneyjr.” (Photo: markruffalo/Instagram)

<p>Ruffalo snapped this shot of him and Chadwick “Black Panther” Boseman on June 13. “Really excited to be working with Chadwick,” Ruffalo wrote. “If you haven’t seen the new <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/blackpanther/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#BlackPanther" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#BlackPanther</a> teaser yet, you gotta!” (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BVSnIKAl8N4/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:markruffalo/Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">markruffalo/Instagram</a>) </p>
Hulking Out With the Panther

Ruffalo snapped this shot of him and Chadwick “Black Panther” Boseman on June 13. “Really excited to be working with Chadwick,” Ruffalo wrote. “If you haven’t seen the new #BlackPanther teaser yet, you gotta!” (Photo: markruffalo/Instagram)

<p>The Russo brothers posted this shot on June 12 from “deep in the Serengeti,” a joking reference to scenes being shot involving Black Panther. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BVP235DgiTa/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:therussobrothers/Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">therussobrothers/Instagram</a>) </p>
Infinity Wars

The Russo brothers posted this shot on June 12 from “deep in the Serengeti,” a joking reference to scenes being shot involving Black Panther. (Photo: therussobrothers/Instagram)

<p>“Day <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/63/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#63" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#63</a> of Infinity.” The Russos Instagrammed this helicopter shot of base camp on June 5. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BU9ru8uAF4N/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:therussobrothers/Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">therussobrothers/Instagram</a>) </p>
Truck Farm

“Day #63 of Infinity.” The Russos Instagrammed this helicopter shot of base camp on June 5. (Photo: therussobrothers/Instagram)

<p>“Worthy.” Joe Russo directs a scene on May 30 apparently set in a church and invovling Thor’s hammer, if not the God of Thunder.<br>(Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BUuC1qzgRZH/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:therussobrothers/Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">therussobrothers/Instagram</a>) </p>
Thor in Disguise?

“Worthy.” Joe Russo directs a scene on May 30 apparently set in a church and invovling Thor’s hammer, if not the God of Thunder.
(Photo: therussobrothers/Instagram)

<p>On May 2, Downey toured the set in a video for the charity site Omaze, which offered one lucky winner lunch at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios where the Marvel Cinematic Universe is based. (Photo: <a href="https://www.omaze.com/experiences/robert-downey-jr-avengers-set-visit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Omaze" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Omaze</a>) </p>
Robert Downey Jr.

On May 2, Downey toured the set in a video for the charity site Omaze, which offered one lucky winner lunch at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios where the Marvel Cinematic Universe is based. (Photo: Omaze)

<p>Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, and Chris Pratt on the set of <em>Avengers: Infinity War. </em>(Photo: <a href="https://www.omaze.com/experiences/robert-downey-jr-avengers-set-visit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Omaze" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Omaze</a>) </p>
Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Star-Lord Walk Onto a Set…

Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, and Chris Pratt on the set of Avengers: Infinity War. (Photo: Omaze)

<p>“Guest director <a href="https://www.instagram.com/milliebobbybrown/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@milliebobbybrown" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@milliebobbybrown</a>” reviews a shot with the directors. The <em>Stranger Things</em> actress has been shooting <em>Godzilla: King of the Monsters</em> next door to <em>Infinity War</em>. (Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BQnh60JgG3S/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:therussobrothers/Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">therussobrothers/Instagram</a>) </p>
Taking It Up to Eleven

“Guest director @milliebobbybrown” reviews a shot with the directors. The Stranger Things actress has been shooting Godzilla: King of the Monsters next door to Infinity War. (Photo: therussobrothers/Instagram)

<p>“Day <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/1/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:#1" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">#1</a> of Infinity,” the Russo brothers announced in a Jan. 23 Instagram post.<br>(Photo: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BPndTZ8AEVe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:therussobrothers/Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">therussobrothers/Instagram</a>) </p>
Trailers Parked

“Day #1 of Infinity,” the Russo brothers announced in a Jan. 23 Instagram post.
(Photo: therussobrothers/Instagram)

<p>Directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s earliest behind-the-scenes image from <em>Avengers: Infinity War</em> was this Sept. 8, 2016 Facebook entry featuring Josh Brolin (right) in a mo-cap suit and simply captioned, “Rehearsal.” Brolin will provide the voice and movements of the film’s CG antagonist, Thanos. (Photo: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheRussoBrothersOfficial/photos/a.740279982774603.1073741828.739779486157986/836386596497274/?type=1&theater" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Facebook/TheRussoBrothersOfficial" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Facebook/TheRussoBrothersOfficial</a>) </p>
Thanos in the House

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s earliest behind-the-scenes image from Avengers: Infinity War was this Sept. 8, 2016 Facebook entry featuring Josh Brolin (right) in a mo-cap suit and simply captioned, “Rehearsal.” Brolin will provide the voice and movements of the film’s CG antagonist, Thanos. (Photo: Facebook/TheRussoBrothersOfficial)

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