Filming is under way at Hawley Woods for the upcoming Avengers movie.

Residents captured behind-the-scenes pictures of a winter battle scene set for the second Avengers film, Age of Ultron, which is due to be released next April.

Proposals were put forward to Hart district Council by Assembled Productions II UK Ltd in February to use the land temporarily for filming, and plans were approved on March 17.

Although the application did not indicate which movie would be filmed, the plans did state that a ‘small defensive bunker’ would be constructed in the woods to aid the filming of scenes in which principle characters are engaged in fighting with opposing forces.

The plans also stated there would be a simulation of bullets and debris hitting surrounding trees and it proposed covering the area with a light dressing of snow, achieved through synthetic materials that would be biodegradable and wood-based.

A large area of the woodland was fenced off for the construction of the set and the public were prohibited from the site, however, one resident managed to capture pictures of fake snow and various set builds including vehicles and a blown up tank.

The sequel to the 2012 Marvel superhero film stars Elizabeth Olsen, Robert Downey Junior and Scarlett Johansson as the Avengers, who reassemble to battle the sentient robot, known as Ultron, played by James Spader.

The film set was constructed in the woods from March 17 to April 2 and filming was due to take place until Tuesday (April 8), before the site is cleared from Wednesday (April 9) to Tuesday (April 15).

Hawley Woods has been used for filming in the past, with scenes from 007 films and Johnny English being filmed in the Blackwater location.

Watch the trailer for the 2012 film.

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