Doctor Strange – Nepal

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On april 25, 2015, Kathmandu was hit by a giant earthquake. A little while after this tragedy, the crew for “Doctor Strange” (2016) arrived for their film. Although major temples were damaged by the quake, they still can be seen in this movie (CGI restauration?).

One of the bridges leading to the temple of Kasthamandap can also be seen in the film.

Central Patan Durbar Square, also damaged by the earthquake, Thamel and New Road have some scenes with Cumberbatch.

Other scenes were filmed in Hong Kong, London and New York.

 

Star Wars – Tikal

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In Star Wars – A New Hope, Han flies the Falcon over Yavin IV where he is checked by the rebels in a tiny tower. The location for this shoot is in The Americas in Tikal. The hidden rebel base is ofcourse the famous Maya tempel in Tikal.

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