The University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK, has been invaded by Joss Whedon and the Avengers. Filming began this weekend on the East Anglia campus, and hundreds of students were on hand to snap all kinds of photos and quickly post them to their Instagram and Twitter pages.
In the photos, most of the original cast seems to be on set, with Robert Downey Jr. doing his usual funny fan interaction, Chris Hemsworth on a cell phone in full Thor costume, and Chris Evans in full Captain America costume, being shielded by an umbrella.
Another cool twist was revealed through the student’s photos, as Marvel’s Agents of Shield actor B.J. Britt, who plays agent Antoine Triplett, is photoed looking at what appears to be a motorcycle belonging to Captain America. This is a nice little peak into the crossover work that Marvel is putting into their television series and movies. Agent Triplett’s grandfather was a Howling Commando, and that means that Captain America knew him, which would make sense to have Agent Triplett in Avengers 2.
Check out some of the best pictures, below.
There are lots more pictures to be seen, and you can find most of them on ComicBookMovie.com where you can see pictures of Chris Hemsworth’s and Scarlet Johanson’s stunt doubles walking together, and what appear to be S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent recruits in training.
I think it was very cool of Joss Whedon to allow the students to take photos of the actors on set. Furthermore, I find quite refreshing that these actors, like Robert Downey Jr, interacted with the students and even posed for the photos.
In a time where most big budget movie directors are going out of their way to keep any kind of leaked photos from reaching the voracious appetite of the internet, it’s nice to see a big named director like Joss Whedon, embrace social media juggernauts like Instagram and Twitter, instead of trying (and failing) to keep these photos out of the public eye.
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