Edinburgh is currently buzzing. We are going mad for The Avengers at the moment. They are filming Avengers: Infinity Stone in the city. I went up to see what was going on the other night so thought I would share what I saw.
I headed up to Cockburn Street where they have cordoned off some of the streets and redone some of the shops. It appears that the scenes that they are filing involve someone flying out a window. In the crowd we were speculating whether it was Captain America and his shield or perhaps Hulk smashing through. We are not quite sure yet.
When we went they were just testing lighting and setting up the scene when we went. It was so so cold! The police were there keeping crowds under control. They were also quite good at telling us what they could, that they knew there wasn’t going to be much happening tonight. Although saying that it is sort of addictive standing around, watching people mill around. Especially when a van or lorry comes you can’t help but look in to see what they brought.
We eventually wandered down to Waverley Station – there is a new area there that is completely transformed with an Italian coffee shop, benches, phone boxes and fake adverts. The thing that the adverts told us is that the film will definitely be set in Edinburgh as the fake posters are for Edinburgh Castle etc.
I think filming is going to be on for the next few weeks and so I think I will pop up another few times. Especially if Chris Hemsworth will be there! Even Robert Downey Junior. Or Scarlett Johansson. No wait Chris Pratt is my dream guy. Okay, in all honesty, all the superheroes are pretty fine! I am such a Marvel Geek. It is so exciting the Avengers are in Edinburgh!
See all my Photos from the set and a handy filming guide that has been circulating Twitter.