Marvel Studios is going to have a pretty busy 2017 as it is already scheduled to release three films this year. The year 2017 also marks the very first time that Marvel will be releasing three films within the same year. While this is already a pretty big deal on its own, the studio will also be busy filming several other projects with "Avengers: Infinity War" being one of them.
The third installment in the highly successful superhero team franchise will be filming some of its scenes in Scotland, according to a report by The Telegraph. Some studio scenes have already been filmed in Atlanta, but some areas in Scotland have already been confirmed for the upcoming movie. The movie will be filming in Edinburgh, Glasgow and The Highlands.
Scottish Labour spokesperson Lewis MacDonald was said to be pretty excited about Marvel filming one of their biggest movies in the country and hopes that the studio would consider hiring local workers. "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 grow from strength to strength", said MacDonald.
"Avengers: Infinity War" will feature a star-studded cast that includes the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, and Robert Downey Jr. all taking lead roles in the film. Benedict Cumberbatch will also be making an appearance in the film as Doctor Strange, the character he played in the 2016 film of the same name.
Liv Tyler is also being rumored to reprise her role as Betsy Ross, who she last portrayed in the 2008 film "The Incredible Hulk". Karen Gillian is also rumored to be in the film to portray the supervillain Supernova.
Many believe that the upcoming Avengers film will be the largest film ever made in Scotland, and could easily surpass Brad Pitt's 2011 zombie thriller "World War Z", which generated more than £3.3 million for the Scottish economy during the 17 days it was filmed in Glasgow. According to a report from the Daily Record, filming will begin on February 28 and will last around six months