Filming on new Avengers movie begins in Edinburgh’s Old Town

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FILMING on the latest Avengers film has begun on Edinburgh.

Crews were spotted arriving on Saturday preparing to film scenes for the next instalment of the Hollywood blockbuster.

Dubbed the ultimate blend of heroism and humour, the Marvel franchise behind the Avengers – a supergroup of superheroes – will bring the trademark battle for truth and justice to the historic High Street cobbles.

Avengers: Infinity War filming has begun in Atlanta with cast members, including Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), and Tom Holland (Spider-Man), already spotted on the set of the £400 million blockbuster.

Filming in Edinburgh will begin with drones shooting aerial footage of the Old Town. It is not clear at this stage when members of the star-studded cast, which also includes Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Chris Evans (Captain America) in a huge cast of big names, might appear in the Capital.

Crews were due to begin lighting tests and equipment set-up this weekend ahead of filming on Cockburn Street on Monday and Tuesday from 6pm and on the Royal Mile for a week from March 30. Neighbours have been warned that “small explosions” will take place on April 2 and April 6.

Twitter user @Tony3lliot snapped crews setting up in the Old Town.

Twitter user @Tony3lliot snapped crews setting up in the Old Town.

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