They call it Cinephile tourism, although many prefer to qualify it as geek. The fact that someone travels to discover the settings of their favorite superhero movies always generates the occasional giggle.
But the really funny thing is that, despite these timidities, it is an activity that does not stop increasing and more and more are included in their respective itineraries the odd one, natural set.
Google knows this and, to fight against the mobility restrictions that exist today, it has compiled ten of them on its platform ‘Google Earth’.
In this spin-off of the X-Men saga, Hugh Jackman can be seen in the zozoji temple, a 14th-century Japanese Buddhist shrine where the Silver Samurai funeral scene was filmed.
Avengers: Infinity War
Near the end of the film, Thanos (Josh Brolin) is seen coming out of a small cabin to watch the sunset in a view of mountains and rice fields. This scenario is none other than the Banaue rice terraces, carved into the slopes of the mountains of the island of Luzon (Philippines).
The great battle between Christian Bale (Batman) and Liam Neeson (Ra’s al Ghul) took place in the glacier Vatnajökull, located in Iceland. As a curiosity, the ice cap cracked during filming.
The school of Professor Charles Francis Xavier, where mutants were raised and formed, is located in Casa Loma, a castle located in Toronto (Canada) built in 1914.
Among the most recognized locations in Wonder Woman (2007) is the Louvre Museum from Paris (France), where the superhero Diana works as an expert in ancient weapons.
One of the most remembered scenes in this film is the coronation of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) as king of Wakanda. The place chosen for it was the Iguazu waterfalls, on the border between the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná.
One of the great unknowns of this film is where Clark Kent’s office is in reality: according to Google Earth, in the The News Building, an office building in New York (United States) that previously hosted the New York Daily News.
Iron Man 2
In the second installment, Tony Stark can be seen enjoying a box of donuts and coffee at Randy’s Donuts, the emblematic store in Los Angeles (United States) whose famous figure is almost seven meters high.
Guardians of the Galaxy
It tells the story of Peter Quill, an adventurer who gets caught up in a plot for stealing a mysterious sphere. The first scenes of the film are shot in the Regus Liege-Guillemins train station (Belgium), which was designed by Santiago Calatrava.
Thor: the dark world
There is a moment in the movie where, during the final battle between Thor and Malekith, a giant spaceship lands. But where? Next to Old Royal Naval College de Londres (UK), a building dating from the 18th century.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.