Avengers: Infinity War starts filming in Georgia
Marvel’s superhero sequel Avengers: Infinity War has started filming at its base at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in the US state of Georgia.
The movie is a follow-up to Avengers: Age of Ultron (pictured) with a story based around a shifting team of Marvel’s stalwart superheroes.
Pinewood Atlanta Studios has become a long-term home for Marvel, having hosted Spider-Man: Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Captain America: Civil War and Ant-Man in just the past couple of years.
Black Panther is also currently in prep and an Ant-Man sequel is scheduled to film in the summer.
Atlanta’s Pinewood facility offers 18 sound stages ranging in size from 15,000 sq ft to 40,000 sq ft. Producers also have access to extensive back lots.
Georgia is one of America’s main production hubs due to its generous filming incentive support and studio infrastructure.
Movies and TV shows are generally based in Atlanta, but eastern parts of the state are gradually becoming more popular. The coastal city of Savannah doubled for California in Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming Baywatch film and nearby Brunswick stood in for Florida in Ben Affleck’s gangster feature Live by Night.
Avengers: Infinity War is also planning to spend around £10m filming scenes in Scotland later in the year. Marvel previously based Avengers: Age of Ultron and the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie in London, while Doctor Strange filmed at Longcross Studios in Surrey.
Marvel’s parent company Disney also owns Lucasfilm, which will start shooting a standalone Han Solo movie in London in the coming weeks as the next Star Wars film.
For more on filming in Georgia see our production guide.
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