New Avengers Facility | MCU Location Scout

You wanna keep staring at the wall, or do you wanna go to work?

From the last two films of Phase 2 through Phase 3, the Avengers Facility in upstate New York has grown immensely.

Ext. New Avengers Facility – Avengers: Age of Ultron

The first and main structure for the Facility is the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

There were some additional interior shots filmed at the Sainsbury Centre, primarily Thor, Steve and Tony talking, and the assemblage of the Avengers in the closing shot.

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Int. New Avengers Facility – Avengers: Age of Ultron

The brief interiors at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron take place in the London ExCel Hall in London.

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(Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2015)

Ext. New Avengers Facility – Ant-Man

As first seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron earlier in the year, this is the aerial view of the campus. It’s a digital composite that now included is the Porsche Experience building from Atlanta, in the lower right.

Field, New Avengers Facility – Ant-Man

Scott has a brief tussle with The Falcon as he attempts to break into the facility to pick up a piece of tech for Hank Pym. This was reportedly filmed in an open field near the Pinewood Atlanta Studios (presumably the one on the North side of Sandy Creek Rd.) according to Cinefex #143, and fxguide, with rooftop footage filmed in the parking lot against a green screen.

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(Ant-Man, 2015)

Ext. New Avengers Facility – Captain America: Civil War

The Porsche HQ, Atlanta served as the exterior design for the Avengers HQ. The ground shot of the HQ was from the 1st Civil War trailer, and the aerial shot adds the Porsche Offices to the Sainsbury School for the Arts versions as seen in previous films.

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In its third outing, the upstate New York facility has undergone more renovations and changes. While buildings from Atlanta and Sainsbury have been used to represent the structures at Starks upstate facility (moved around from their configuration in Ant-Man), special effects background plates were shot of a spit of land, on the west side of the river, in Espous, NY, and used by the FX team to place the buildings into. The background plate image comes from Cinefex #147.

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Int. New Avengers Facility – Captain America: Civil War

The interiors of the Porsche Experience also served as some of the interiors of the Avengers Headquarters such as Steve and Tony’s Office, the Rehab area, and Stairway.

(Captain America: Civil War, 2016)

Ext. New Avengers Facility – Spider-Man: Homecoming

Peter visits Tony at the upstate New York facility, and as is offered a place on the Avengers. While yet another new configuration of the buildings is created for this film, the main building is still played by the Porsche Experience in Atlanta.

Int. New Avengers Facility – Spider-Man: Homecoming

The interiors of the Avengers Facility were once again shot at the Porsche Experience.

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(Spider-Man: Homecoming, 2017)

Ext. New Avengers Facility – Avengers: Infinity War

The campus of the Avengers Facility continues to morph and grow. Buildings from the Porsche Experience and the Sainsbury Centre are still incorporated as well as many other generic non-descrip buildings. Avengers: Infinity War also moved the location from the west side of the Hudson River in Espous to the east side, and a bit north, in Staatsburg, NY, using Mills Mansion and the Staatsburgh State Historic Site grounds.

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(Avengers: Infinity War, 2018)