The Avengers Foiled By U.K. Floods

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February 14, 2014 | 7:26am EST

Work on the new Avengers movie in the U.K. reportedly ground to a halt this week after a flooding scare at the studio in Surrey.
Filming on Avengers: Age of Ultron, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Chris Hemsworth, has begun in South Africa ahead of a planned shoot at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England later this year.
Members of the cast were due to attend the studio for camera tests and costume fittings this week, but the appointments were cancelled due to severe flooding in the area, according to Britain’s The Sun newspaper.
The town of Shepperton has been devastated by the floods which have left much of the U.K. underwater this month.