And finally… ‘Marvel’ at Waverley Station’s (very) brief appearance in Avengers trailer

The background shows the pillars at Waverley Station
The background shows the pillars at Waverley Station

Marvel Studios has released the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, complete with a cameo appearance from Edinburgh’s Waverley Station.

Filmed partly on location in Edinburgh over seven weeks, Avengers: Infinity War was the largest and most complex shoot ever to film in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town and city centre.

The production saw over 400 crew members working on the shoot, following three months of pre-production and several months of preparation in advance of this, working closely with Film Edinburgh and the City of Edinburgh Council.

And it appears that a small part of Edinburgh has made it into the trailer. The arches in the sandstone wall at Waverley Station make a (very) brief appearance in the background at 1:21.

As part of the shoot, a vast 160,000 sq ft warehouse on the Leith waterfront was turned into a film studio.

Rosie Ellison, head of Film Edinburgh, Edinburgh’s film office, said: “The Avengers is one of the most successful and highest grossing franchises ever, so Edinburgh’s appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, which will be watched by millions of people around the world, will showcase the city on a global scale. The film will not only reach a huge number of potential visitors, it also demonstrates Edinburgh’s film friendly credentials to future productions.

“Avengers Infinity War was the most complex shoot ever to film in Edinburgh, a feat even more impressive given that the majority of the filming took place within an UNESCO World Heritage site, and Film Edinburgh and the City of Edinburgh Council worked closely with the filmmakers over several months to facilitate it.”

Avengers: Infinity War ushers in a new arc for the Marvel Comic Universe that will see Thanos embarking on his quest to collect each of the prized Infinity Stones.

Part 1 will be released on April 27.