‘The Avengers’ is gearing up for Long Island shoot

SAN DIEGO - JULY 24: Actor Robert Downey Jr. walks onstage at the Marvel Studios' 'Captain America: The First Avenger' panel during Comic-Con 2010 at San Diego Convention Center on July 24, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

According to LIBN, Disney’s Marvel Studios is getting ready to begin building sets for “The Avengers” at Grumman Studios in Bethpage, NY.

Grumman Studios President Parviz Farahzad said the production is expected to use the facility for several months.

“The Avengers is a huge movie,” said Parviz Farahzad, Grumman Studios President, “They’re taking all seven stages.”

Set construction is slated to begin next month in the Grumman buildings, which were once used in the production of military and civilian aircraft.

This is the second big production to use the 30-acre complex, 37,000-square-foot studio following Salt, starring Angelina Jolie. Salt spent several weeks at the facility last fall, which, we quickly learned, not only has plenty of space, but also has plenty of privacy. During filming, many of our readers found that getting photos of Angie at Grumman, was nearly impossible, perhaps this was another selling point for “The Avengers.”

“The Avengers,” is being directed by Joss Whedon, and will star Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.



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