Film buffs are flocking to Durham for a spot of “Avenger hunting” as filming continues on the new Hollywood blockbuster.
Fans have been gathering outside the Cathedral for more than a week in the hope of glimpsing one of the A-list cast members.
While some people have been lucky enough to spot Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in the Avengers series, in the city, there was less joy for those on Palace Green and outside the Cathedral entrance on Thursday.
Part of the filming of this epic book was filmed at Lincoln Cathedral which was used as a double for Westminster Abbey in London. Officials from the Abbey refused to allow filming to take place inside, claiming that the book is “theologically unsound”.
The film has been directed by Oscar winning director Ron Howard. On the attention the cast have received in Lincoln, the director said: “It’s a fascinating story and it’s not all that common that movies roll into town, so it’s not that unusual to generate a little attention.”
Regarding filming in Lincoln itself, the director continued: “It’s beautiful, absolutely gorgeous and friendly.”