The next Avengers film began production in Atlanta, GA but has since moved overseas to Edinburgh, Scotland. Residents are excited as they have been notified that drones will be used to shoot aerial footage of the city with additional shoots featuring explosions taking place from April 2 – April 6.
Residents are also excited the city will be host to the star-studded cast while they are hard at work on the blockbuster. John Stephenson of Old Town told Edinburgh News:
“I have lived on the High Street for 30 years and I have seen many things but this is the most exciting because the film company has told us there is going to be explosions and drones and dozens of A-listers.”
The manager of Games Workshop, Baz Morrison also said that he would be excited to see Iron Man come into his store:
“There is potential that it could draw people in and we could get a few more customers but Edinburgh is such a beautiful city and I think we sometimes take it for granted. Plus if Iron Man walked into the store, or anyone we recognise, there would be definite squeals of excitement.”
The crews will begin lighting tests and setting up equipment this weekend ahead of the shoot on Cockburn Street this coming Monday and Tuesday which will begin at 6 p.m. in the evening on the Royal Mile and run until March 23.
Assembled Productions III UK Ltd. let neighboring residents and businesses know of the road closures for the filming of night scenes around Cockburn Street and Parliament Square. In addition, a manned pedestrian closure will be in place on the Royal Mile between Roxburgh’s Close and Old Fishmarket Close between 6 p.m. and midnight from March 30 to April 2, April 4-6 and April 21, however, resident and business access will not be affected.
Avengers: Infinity War will be the culmination of the entire Marvel cinematic universe up until this point. The film is slated to hit theaters on May 4, 2018.
Source: Edinburgh News