Marvel is incredibly busy, these days. On the film side, Black Panther is going to start filming very soon, in Atlanta. On the television side, there are three shows currently filming (The Defenders, Punisher, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) with two more (Runaways and Cloak and Dagger) set to begin filming in February. But one project that is even bigger than all of these is also gearing up for filming to begin.
Avengers: Infinity War is set to begin filming on February 28, at locations throughout Scotland, according to The Daily Record. This will be the largest film ever filmed in Scotland, with the economic impact expected to reach £10 million (approximately 12 million dollars).
World War Z generated £3.33million for the Scottish economy in just 17 days on location in Glasgow in the summer of 2011. Infinity War is expected to surpass that total by far.
Filming will take place in a variety of locations, both rural and urban, over 6 months. Scottish Labour culture spokesman Lewis Macdonald hopes that the studio will utilize as much of the local film talent as they can.
I hope the producers take advantage of the skills people in Scotland have to offer, so as many local people as possible can find work and Scotland’s fantastic creative community can go from strength to strength.
Infinity War is going to be a movie with many characters and many locations beyond the known universe. Scotland is providing many options for these locations, both urban and rural.
It’s a massive boost for the Scottish film industry. As is normal, Disney have been keeping everything top secret, but executives have been scouting locations across Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Highlands.
With the inter-planetary journey that is expected for Infinity War, these various cinematic locations could be used to represent the different planets that our heroes will visit. We’ll see this final journey when the film premieres in May of 2018. What hopes do you have, from our heroes’ time in Scotland? Let us know, in the comments!
Source: The Daily Record