First Filming Location Revealed for Captain America Movie

UPDATE! Production for The First Avenger began only two days ago in England; If you want to know where the cast and crew will soon be filming, follow the jump for the details.

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By multipurposeponi - 6/30/2010


Due to the relatively few production updates of their latest movie, THOR, Marvel Studios has become known for the secrecy surrounding filming updates. It's no doubt this trend will continue with the Joe Johnston directed Captain America: The First Avenger, which just began prepping for principal photography in the United Kingdom on June 28th.

Though only two days into production, the film crew are set to bring an important part of Captain America mythology to the big screen. A student of the University of Manchester sent a message to ComicVine yesterday, revealing that the crew for a film titled Frostbite are planning on closing down several streets in her area that will act as 1940's New York. Frostbite, as was revealed several months ago, is the working title for Captain America. False titles such as this are used for many large-scale movies, in an efforthttp://comicbookmovie.com/admin/Articles.aspx to detract attention from filming locations and sets.

Since I'm not one to easily believe anonymous movie updates, I attempted to test the validity of this information. Luckily, I was able to get in touch with a local production company from the area, who not only confirmed the information but provided me with several test photos that were used in the search of a location best fitting 1940's Lower East Side Manhattan, New York:

* These images are of locations that were ultimately not selected by the studio for the film




Those familiar with Captain America's comics origin know that the Lower East Side (or LES) of Manhattan, New York, was where a young Steve Rogers lived before volunteering for the US Army's Super Soldier Program which turned him into the Star Spangled Avenger.



UPDATE: I was just able to confirm a more specific setup location for this scene. Beginning this week, the production crew will be in the direct vicinity of 57 Hilton Street. Manchester M1 2EJ. No word yet on how long this shoot will take to complete or when filming will actually begin, so if you are in the area and want to catch a glimpse you'd better keep your eyes peeled.




Captain America: The First Avenger stars Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Hugo Weaving (Johann Schmidt/Red Skull), Tommy Lee Jones (Gen. Chester Philips), Stanley Tucci (Dr. Abraham Erskine), Neal McDonough (Dum Dum Dugan), Dominic Cooper (Howard Stark), Toby Jones (Arnim Zola) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury). The film is scheduled for theatrical release July 22nd, 2011.



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WOLVERINEDECADE - 6/30/2010, 1:04 AM

i wanna see a trailer...
markthomaslambert - 6/30/2010, 1:27 AM
i live not far from manchester so i think i might check it out...see if i can get any exclusives lol
InTylerWeTrust - 6/30/2010, 1:29 AM
You damn Brits (and/or other Englishmen and/or other Englishwomen) better get some good set pics :)
JoshWilding - 6/30/2010, 1:40 AM
Damn, if I knew for definite where they'd be filming I'd be there in a second with my camera! I'm not driving 5 hours to Manchester only to find nothing there though, lol! Come to Wales Cap - make it easy for me! :P
tazmaniak - 6/30/2010, 1:56 AM
I kinda like that Marvel is able to keep such a tight lid on their projects.Look at Thor.Other than the actors and the basic plot, we don't really know much about the movie.We had those costume designs, but they aren't a definite indication of what the real costume looks like.We've only got that picture they released and that footage from Entertainment Tonight.Doesn't seem like we're going to get anything until they want to give it to us.They're running a tight ship over there.

selinakyle - 6/30/2010, 2:03 AM
crap...too far away from where i am.
ToxinSuomi - 6/30/2010, 2:31 AM
Damn it! I'm from manchester but i moved to Helsinki! I so wish i was there for this! Maybe i should take a few days off work and fly over :D
ROMACK - 6/30/2010, 3:24 AM
Cool. Nice find Poni.
Hawksblueyes - 6/30/2010, 4:14 AM
This is just awesome that shooting is actually going to begin. I'm all giddy and I don't get giddy. ;)
antz1104 - 6/30/2010, 4:32 AM
Nice find Poni, glad to have you back brother, cheers!
JackSass - 6/30/2010, 4:40 AM
all very exciting
UberGeek - 6/30/2010, 4:46 AM
Well it says they closed down the street, so even if you did go chances are you’re just going to get turned around again.

You'd just need to hang around all day in the hope you might see something, probably like at the opposite end of the street just far enough to make out something, just not exactly what it is.

I’ll leave that for those with long range zoom cameras!
Hawksblueyes - 6/30/2010, 5:00 AM
Carefull tea, objects in mirror may be closer than they appear. =D

Anybody wanting a good laugh, check out my(((Conan The Barbarian: The Musical))) article in features. :)
Upupandaway - 6/30/2010, 5:05 AM
Glasses Cams
LEEE777 - 6/30/2010, 5:55 AM
Sweet find!

I take it they'll hav'ta CGI the modern buildings out tho, looking good!
JoshWilding - 6/30/2010, 6:30 AM
ANIL: I honestly couldnt give a toss about the England football team or their barely literate, overpaid players! Zing! :D In case you cant tell, I bloody well hate football, lol!

LEE: Yeah, I guess they'll do that just like they did in Sherlock Holmes! Dunno if I'm gonna bother travelling all that way just to see a cordoned off street hidden behind boards or whatever though!
manchsteruk - 6/30/2010, 6:36 AM
i live in manchester get me the date a get ics this a link to the http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?rlz=1T4ADBS_enGB324GB325&q=57+Hilton+Street.+Manchester+M1+2EJ&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=57+Hilton+St,+Manchester+M1+2EJ&gl=uk&ei=IUcrTK-wLpDw0gSf-JTeDA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CBcQ8gEwAA
Hawksblueyes - 6/30/2010, 6:42 AM
You know the more I see this movie version of Caps costume, the more I like it. I still wish they would put some wings on it though.
superotherside - 6/30/2010, 6:59 AM
cool, i really hope this one goes well...
Christuffer - 6/30/2010, 7:19 AM
Hmm....looks like things are well underway.. Buahahaha Mr. Kitty, my plan is working out great!
manchsteruk - 6/30/2010, 7:19 AM
i get some pic on monday if i can
mindform - 6/30/2010, 7:29 AM
Oh man, if only I lived over there...
ROMACK - 6/30/2010, 7:37 AM
I can't freakin' wait for next summer.

Does anyone know who is doing the musical score for Cap or Thors movies?
JackSass - 6/30/2010, 8:10 AM
@ Hawksblueyes: I wish I could say the same. I still just can't get over the Ultimatishness
spanky - 6/30/2010, 8:38 AM
i'm wondering how long this movie will take to make cause GL is taking f@&king forever!!

i bet this movie will be done before GL has Ryan GL pic.
LordHumongous - 6/30/2010, 10:50 AM
Please someone run over there and get some sort of picture!
selinakyle - 6/30/2010, 1:40 PM
@ tea...dude i have been walking everywhere. its kool but coming from a country where its 24/7 driving...its weird.lol. i like london tho...well some parts of it. You guys sure do drink a lot.
manchsteruk - 6/30/2010, 4:57 PM
i get some pics any more info wat times it on
squirt - 6/30/2010, 6:39 PM
mskyle, u r hot
pastey - 7/1/2010, 5:21 AM
I work in a building on the edge of the area they're closing streets in and we've just had a chap come in with notification of where they'll be filming and when. The main streets will be Back Piccadilly, Dale Street and Tariff Street. And they'll start closing them down from mid september to early october. If any of you know manchester, it's the northern quarter area.

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