One of the biggest movie franchises in history – the Marvel Cinematic Universe – may be visiting one of the filming sites of one of the other biggest franchises. The English shooting location was used for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter franchise, and it seems as though the location is going to be used for filming Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel.
The Russo Brothers, who are directing the two movies, shared a cryptic image of a location they were scouting before removing it shortly afterward. This image can be seen below:
Now, thanks to the efforts of various part-time internet detectives, we may have an idea of where they are. According to image analysts, the picture appears to have been taken at the Durham Cathedral in Durham, England, which was used frequently in the Harry Potter franchise for various interior and exterior shots of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Speculation about what this set is supposed to represent has followed, with common guesses being that this is either one of the Sanctums or a location in Asgard or one of the other Nine Realms. Others have speculated that this is actually Latveria, Doctor Doom’s home country, and that Marvel and Fox have secretly worked out a deal to share the Fantastic Four movie rights – which, cool as that would be, comes across as wishful thinking. One has to keep in mind that we still have four more films before Avengers: Infinity War comes out, so it’s entirely possible that we may see a similar area in one of those films if we presume that it’s not a new location altogether.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released on May 4, 2018, and has a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner (Hulk), Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton (Hawkeye), Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany as the Vision, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautisa as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Groot, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange, Tom Holland as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier), Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa (Black Panther), Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson, Benicio Del Toro as Taneleer Tivan (Collector), and Josh Brolin as Thanos. An untitled sequel will be released on May 3, 2019, and features many of the same cast returning alongside new additions like Brie Larson as Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) and Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne (The Wasp).
5 Ways Marvel Studios Could Follow & Top ‘Infinity War’
Marvel Studios has been building towards a massive confrontation with Thanos since 2012 in The Avengers. Now that Earth’s Mightest Heroes, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, are finally gearing up to take him down, it seems Marvel is in a bit of a quandary. Obviously they’re not going to just give up on the most successful film franchise of all time, so where do they go from there?
Well, comic fans, you’ve come to the right place for answers. Marvel has a lot of stories to choose from over their 75 year history, but not all of them are right for the big screen. Also, some of our favorite Marvel characters, like Wolverine or the Fantastic Four, have their film rights owned by rival studios, meaning we shouldn’t expect to see them team up with Iron Man or Captain America any time soon.
So, hit the Next button to find out what Marvel Studios should do after Avengers: Infinity War!