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Avengers: Infinity War Edinburgh Premiere?
Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

Avengers: Infinity War Edinburgh Premiere?

The Russo Brothers, directors of Avengers: Infinity War have told fans to ‘get ready’ for an Edinburgh premiere of the film that was shot in the city over seven weeks last year.

Responding to an online campaign petitioning for the premiere to happen in Edinburgh, directors Anthony and Joe Russo, used twitter to tell fans ‘we’re on it’.

The film, starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson is expected to be one of the year’s biggest blockbusters, and is due to be released on 27 April.

Joe Russo, Director Avengers: Infinity War said during filming last year; ‘When Edinburgh came up as a location option we jumped at the chance…The city is such a unique and iconic location, but one never seen as the backdrop for a big action film...’

Actors Dave Bautista and Karen Gillan, shared the link to a petition by Stirling based fan, Mae Trumata, resulting in the response from the official Russo Brothers account ‘Let’s do it, Dave. We’re on it. Get ready Edinburgh.’

Rosie Ellison, manager of the Film Edinburgh commission, who supported Disney and Marvel in the run up to and during filming in the city last year said: ‘We were very proud to host the T2 Trainspotting world premiere last year and were equally proud to be chosen as the only location in the world outside of the studio for Avengers: Infinity War. We’d be delighted to welcome the filmmakers back to Edinburgh to launch the film here, in the city of superheroes.’

Avengers: Infinity War at Edinburgh Waverley

Councillor Gavin Barrie, Edinburgh’s Economy Convener, said: “The movie itself will be a fantastic opportunity to promote Edinburgh to audiences all over the world, but you can imagine the buzz the Avengers and their allies would create if they reassembled for a special screening. People in the city are really excited to see their hometown on the silver screen.

“The movie is the largest production Edinburgh has ever hosted, and it is a real credit to the city that the feedback from Disney’s producers, directors and actors was all extremely positive. They fell in love with Edinburgh with its cobbled streets and sweeping skylines, which created a backdrop for important action scenes.

“When I met with the Russo Brothers during filming, we discussed how proud the city was to host the world premiere of T2 Trainspotting earlier that year. We even suggested a special screening of Avengers Infinity War in Edinburgh would be very well received. The crew said they felt supported every step of the way by the Council, residents and Film Edinburgh, who went out of their way to make the crew feel welcome and facilitate their requirements.

“We’re ready to roll out the red carpet if they are.”

Avengers: Infinity War is set to be released on 27 April 2018.