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Hail, hail – the gang’s all here as Joss Whedon toils away on his anticipated sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The director has assembled (get it?) his all-star cast on sets in and around London, and because everyone on the planet owns a camera, photos from the various sets are racing to the Internet faster than a speeding bullet… sorry. That’s Superman.
Joss Whedon and his cast and crew took over the University of East Anglia in Norwich, where Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and their assorted stunt doubles were photographed by students in various forms of superheroing. I put a safe one at the top, but the rest can be considered spoilery so if you do not want to see the Avengers on set – And why did you click in this story if that’s the case? – then start backing away slowly.
Here’s Chris Evans, protected by an umbrella. Use your shield, First Avenger!
I love this shot of Downey for so many reasons. First, he’s entertaining the students who are snapping pictures frantically. He’s also throwing his buddy Jon Favreau a solid by promoting Chef (in which RDJ has a cameo). And he’s almost distracting us from some aircraft vehicle in the background – possibly a S.H.I.E.L.D. craft?
From what we can tell, there are stunt doubles for Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth.
And all of the extracurricular activities prompted the students on campus to create this. Stop spying on Hollywood sets, kids!
There are other photos over on ComicBookMovie, including young "recruits" that are uniformed extras who might be contributing to the Avengers Initiative. We actually were lucky enough to send one of our writers to the UK set of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and we’ll have PLENTY of updates on the sequel between now and opening day. But for now, what do you think of these pics?