|Genre||Year||Box office||Rotten Tomatoes|
|Action, Adventure, Fantasy||2018||n/a||n/a|
|City Break||Anthony Russo, Joe Russo|
The many millions of Marvel fans out there will no doubt be eagerly awaiting the spring release of the latest instalment in the Avengers series, Avengers: Infinity War. Directed by the Russo brothers, the movie sees the Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to confront Thanos, played by Josh Brolin. There are many familiar faces in the film, including Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and many more.
The locations for the movie stretched all the way from Edinburgh to New York, with many of Marvel’s mightiest heroes seen gearing up for battle around the world. However, much of the film was shot in Atlanta, Georgia, mainly because it’s cheaper to build a New York set in studios in Georgia than it is to shoot in the city itself. That’s great news for Marvel fans who are looking for things to do in Georgia, as they can now enjoy a sightseeing tour of some of the movie’s key locations.
Avengers: Infinity War brought the all-star cast together in Georgia, where much of the movie was shot. The Pinewood Studios Atlanta in Fayette County is the primary reason that, according to a recent Film LA report, Georgia is now the number one filming location in the world, and this is where many of the scenes from the Avengers movie were filmed.
However, for those looking for the ultimate sightseeing tour, a number of scenes were also filmed out and about around Georgia. Members of the Avengers cast were spotted filming scenes in Downtown Atlanta during the summer. There was also some filming at the Five Points metro station and near Georgia State University. An accident scene was filmed in Midtown, with the production team taking care to warn residents not to be concerned by the presence of wounded actors and emergency personnel. Atlanta’s Piedmont Park also served as a backdrop for filming so Marvel fans can try to identify shots from the film while stretching their legs and taking a stroll.
If you’re planning a trip to Atlanta, Georgia to spot a few sights from the movie yourself, there are a few things you’ll need to know. Firstly, there are plenty of cheap internal flights to Georgia which land at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, located just seven miles south of the center of Atlanta. Car hire in Georgia is the fastest and simplest way to travel from the airport to the city to visit the various filming locations. There are also plenty of attractions outside of the city that car hire makes easy to explore.
In terms of accommodation in the area, there’s certainly no shortage of hotels in Georgia, with plenty of city center accommodation as well as budget options further afield.
With a terrain that boasts coastal areas, farmland and mountains as well as the city of Atlanta, those looking for things to do in Georgia will be spoilt for choice. History buffs have Civil War attractions, heritage museums and historic homes aplenty, as well as tours and trails through the diverse geographical landscapes. However, in terms of the must-sees for your sightseeing trip, we think the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is an excellent place to start. Here you can canoe through the swamps of this 163,000-hectare refuge and learn more about the many birds, wildlife and fish in the area.
A stroll along the cobblestone streets of the Savannah Historic District is also another absolute must. With its old mansions and historic homes, fountains, monuments and squares, there’s no better way to get a taste of authentic 18th and 19th century Georgia. Granted, it’s a million miles away from the Avengers, but it’s just as heroic in its own way.