The avidly anticipated culmination of the biggest cinematic franchise (22 feature films) of the Marvel Comics Universe, Avengers: Endgame, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, officially opens on Friday, April 26. Some of the epic footage was gleaned right here in the Hudson Valley.
Our savviest local source for clues is Hudson Valley Film Commission (HVFC) director Laurent Rejto, much of whose work revolves around making connections between movie producers and places, people and things they need to get their scenes shot. Sworn to secrecy during the production process, when the code name for Endgame was “Mary Lou,” Rejto is just now beginning to share some tidbits. The one location that he has been willing to identify specifically is the Mills Mansion estate in Staatsburg, in northern Dutchess County. Ready to Serve Catering provided food at one or more locations, and 40 crew members were housed at the Best Western in Kingston, he reveals.
So when you get out to see Avengers: Endgame, in between all your cheering and laughing and weeping, keep one eye out for scenes that look like they might have been captured close to home.
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