Magazine article Screen International

Avengers 2 to Assemble in UK

Magazine article Screen International

Avengers 2 to Assemble in UK

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EXCLUSIVE: The Avengers 2 is scheduled to shoot at Pinewood-Shepperton in early 2014.

Marvel's The Avengers 2 is due to begin shoot at Pinewood-Shepperton in early 2014, with production due to get underway later this year.

Slated for a spring 2015 release through Disney, Screen understands that the film is scheduled to shoot at Shepperton Studios, marking the latest collaboration between Marvel and the Buckinghamshire hub, with the US juggernaut recently wrapping shoot at the studios on Thor: The Dark World and gearing up for shoot on Guardians of the Galaxy this summer.

While plot and cast details have been kept under wraps, Joss Whedon is returning to write and direct the sequel, whose original cast included Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and Chris Evans as Captain America.

Marvel's decision to continue its collaboration with Pinewood-Shepperton will be music to the ears of local crew, VFX houses, the BFI and the UK government in particular, which are all keen to see levels of inward investment restored to their 2011 high of more than $1. …

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