Filming for Avengers: Infinity War has been underway in the UK for about two months now, and we’ve gotten glimpses of most of the main cast on set, whether it be through set pictures from eagle-eyed fans, or through official promotional videos. So far, we’ve seen Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and Tom Holland either on set or in the area where filming is taking place. We also know that most of the Guardians have filmed most of their bits in the film already, and we’ve also seen Chris Pratt on set in Atlanta in several promotional videos. Aside from that however, we haven’t actually spotted any of the other Guardians on set: until now. Thanks to one of our followers on Twitter, we’ve got our first look at Rocket Raccoon on set in Durham Cathedral in England:
So apparently, the crew was prepping a dramatic curved zoom shot on Rocket. It’s been confirmed that Sean Gunn will continue to serve as the mo-cap stand in for Rocket on-set, but it’s not uncommon for film crews to use scale models or other stand-ins for shots like this that have trickier angles or are just heavier on the CGI. Even though we’ve known for months that Rocket and the other Guardians would be making an appearance in the film, it’s still exciting to actually see him on set. While we don’t know exactly what’s going on in this scene yet, it appears to be a major set piece in the film. The crew is prepped for a 3-day shoot, and there are a lot of major characters on location, so we’re betting this will be one of the bigger moments in the film.
One of the things we’re dying to know is where is this exactly set. Like any Guardians fan out there, we’d sure love to see any of them visit Earth one day. Maybe Durham Castle is actually standing in for itself and not some alien structure? We hope this is the case because we can’t wait for Rocket to talk smack about more Earthlings.
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Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters one year from today, May 4, 2018.