THE AVENGERS To Shoot in New Mexico
Marvel Studios has added New Mexico to the list of locations that Joss Whedon will shoot The Avengers. The movie is scheduled to start shooting between April and September of 2011. Here's what New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson had to say in an official press release:
In addition to being our biggest production to date, 'The Avengers' will be the most technologically advanced and will provide cutting-edge training opportunities for our crew. I’m announcing this as a Christmas present of sorts to the people of New Mexico. This is a perfect example of the incredible job creation, economic impact and global visibility this industry has brought our state over the past eight years, and of the need to keep it moving forward.
It was previously believed that the majority of the film would shoot in Los Angeles or New York now the majority of production is planned to take place at Albuquerque Studios with additional scenes in New York, Michigan and other as-of-yet undisclosed locations.