Marvel kicked off production of Avengers: Infinity War in a big way, with an announcement video that took us behind-the-scenes to where Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man, Tom Holland's Spider-Man, and Chris Pratt's Star-Lord were, you know, casually hanging out together.
Filming on the massive, two-film undertaking that is Infinity War has been happening in Atlanta for weeks now - but a Marvel Studios Avengers film is an international affair, and so production is pulling up stakes and heading overseas... to Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Edinburgh News reported on Infinity War coming to town, listing production plans and locations where the film will shoot. The High Street Cobbles is mentioned as the first location where production will set up (starting this Saturday); other plans include drone ariel shots of Old Town, and a shoot on Cockburn Street, the Royal Mile, and Parliament Square.
In a hilariously understated announcement, local residents are warned to brace for "small explosions" from April 2 - 6. In an equally hilarious statement from Old Town local John Stephenson, "You get a fair bit of noise at night from drunks and people singing but this noise will be fabulous because when I go to see the film I can say I was there.”
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Avengers: Infinity War is described by Marvel Studios as the culmination of everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Iron Man in 2008. The movie is filming now under directors Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The expansive confirmed cast includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bethany, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Pom Klementieff, and Josh Brolin as the villain Thanos. Avengers: Infinity War and its as-yet-untitled sequel are filming back-to-back for a May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019 release, respectively.
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