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Scarlett Johansson, left, as Black Widow, and Jeremy Renner, as Hawkeye, are shown in a scene from “The Avengers.” The green screen work was done at Albuquerque Studios. (Courtesy of Marvel Studios/Zade Rosenthal)

Blockbuster Filmed in Duke City

Captain America is ready. So is Iron Man. Now, don’t forget about Thor, The Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow.

Ivan Wiener, left, poses with actor Giancarlo Esposito of the Emmy Award-winning show “Breaking Bad” and Esposito's daughters at the 2011 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Wiener arranged a private balloon ride for the family during mass ascension. Photo Credit - Courtesy Of Albuquerque Film Festival

Go-to guy for celebs does it all

He helped get Hilary Swank from her house to the airport in seven minutes. He found Robert Downey Jr …

The movie “American Girl: 2013 Girl of the Year,” was set in Albuquerque, and crews shut down streets around Old Town to film in October. (Journal File)

Roping Stars

Despite a healthy 37 projects that were filmed in state in 2012, officials look to get word out and lasso even more

Johnny Depp, left, distracts Armie Hammer while answering questions at a press junket for "The Lone Ranger."  Adrian Gomez/Journal

Lone Ranger, Tonto entertain junketing writers

Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer provided plenty of laughs at “The Lone Ranger” press junket Wednesday for more than 300 writers from around the world who had been flown in for the event at Bishop’s Lodge Resort.

Crews built an entire town and five miles of train tracks in Rio Puerco for “The Lone Ranger.” Most of the film takes place in this town. (Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Jerry Bruckheimer Inc./Peter Mountain)

New Mexico stars in ‘The Lone Ranger’

Time to cowboy up, pardner.
The highly touted $250 million Disney film “The Lone Ranger” is on its way to a theater near you.