Superheroes have alter-egos such as Peter Parker being “Spider-Man”. Since superheroes have alter-egos, it would not be a surprise if their headquarters have one, too. Such is the case of the Avengers headquarters, which is really Sany Heavy Industry Co., a manufacturer of heavy equipment, in real life.
Chinese Marvel fans on Weibo have recently caught wind of the fact that the majestic headquarters of Earth's Mightiest Heroes is actually the US headquarters of Chinese heavy equipment manufacturer Sany Heavy Industry Co. The facility is located in Georgia, where a good chunk of Avengers: Endgame was filmed.
Other people have recognized the building before, as well -- like this Redditor did last month. The connection only recently started trending on Chinese social media, though. The discovery was later confirmed by Chinese media. A Chinese movie journalist who is close to Paul Rudd also posted on Weibo a picture on set, saying he visited the Sany location during the filming of Endgame.
Many netizens were amused by the location choice. After all, the Avengers are supposed to be a high-tech, superpowered team. There seems to be some irony that the real location of their HQ actually makes unwieldy and unexciting machinery.
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