According to a report at Bleeding Cool the two part “Avengers Infinity War” saga will have a production budget of…..(in Dr. Evil voice) one billion dollars.

The information originating from a conversation in a New York bar with a very well sourced comic book film insider.

The report  goes on to say that Robert Downey Jr will get half the acting budget, with a figure of four hundred million dollars going to the directors, screenwriters, producers and principle actors., Downey will certainly get another bumper payday courtesy of Marvel.

Disney are of course no strangers to huge production budgets with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides costing a massive 378 million, if this report is true “Avengers: Infinity War” would dwarf (pun intended) the previous $745 million spent on Peter Jackson’s the Hobbit trilogy.

“Avengers Infinity War Part One” is due out on May 4th 2018 with “Part Two” due out on May 3rd 2019.