Farnhamwood vein a mystery is developing. Yet another movie is being filmed on the outskirts of Farnham, this time on the military ground around the Caesar's Camp/Beacon Hill area just north of the A287 at the top of Folly Hill.
But there's mystery and confusion over what's being filmed. Judging by the amount of trucks, lights, cars and people on set it's certainly not a low budget indy film or TV production.
I spoke to three dog walkers, all of whom claim to have been told something slightly different by security guards. One claimed it was a world war 2 film whilst the other a cold war film. The third said it was "The Ice Men or something to do with the cold".
Carrying a camera and having previously received threats and abuse from security guards at the film set in Bourne Wood (despite being on a public bridleway) I decided not to approach the guards - especially since I wasn't as sure about access rights to this land owned by the MOD.
But I did snap a clue - an 8-tentacled clue on this tank carrying a futuristic-looking laser weapon:
A quick search of IMDB revealed Captain America: The First Avenger is not only being filmed at the moment but lists Aldershot (as well as Bourne Woods) as filming locations.
That said, I did note the cast list didn't include the character Octavius/Dr Octopus.
A further search revealed another Marvel Comics movie currently in filming, X-Men: First Class. UK filming locations are listed, including a wind tunnel in nearby Farnborough, but not Farnham, nor Aldershot, and there's no Octavius listed in this film either.
If you have any more info on this mystery please let me know via the comments below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE 08/11 22:11 Thanks to comment from PaulH below, Octopus logo clearly visible in shot on IMDB from Captain America: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1957070592/tt0458339
UPDATE 10/11 21:05 Seems the guards are telling people the film is called "Frostbite", which, according to this website, as actually the code name for the Captain America movie.