EXCLUSIVE: Loads Of New Information On Captain America Filming In Manchester!

A Manchester local has got in touch and revealed all sorts of details about the transformation the city streets are currently undergoing as well as more information on an explosive action sequence that will be filmed there next week...

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By Josh Wilding - 9/15/2010
Paul McIntyre (CBM user paulmc107) contacted me earlier today with some detailed descriptions of the work that they're currently doing in Manchester in order to turn the streets into 1940's New York. As you can see below, they're taking this all very seriously and are clearly doing their best to make it all look as authentic as possible.

"I see they are taking all the modern signs down today and cleaning all the windows in the buildings. It looks like one modern shop will double as a 1940's Furniture store (as they props have in the second floor windows)"

"I also notice they are rendering the floor in what looks like a mock up store between two buildings. Possibly a hotel? A Pharmacy Store is going up on the corner of Dale street."

"Spied a fruit and veg store signs "...Bros Fresh Fruit Store" was all I could see in the rain. I believe there is a flag store sign with the name "T Roth" on it waiting to go up."


Still not convinced of the hard work they're doing to turn 2010 Manchester into 1940 New York? Paul also, "...saw one guy painting each brick to give it that original look." As I said above, Marvel are certaintly making sure that Captain America will be as authentic looking as possible! Another fact he shared with me was that, "...some of the stores people can enter others are just fake fronts." Will they also film interior scenes looking out on the action taking place outside? What action is that you ask? Well, the following letter was handed out to locals who live and work in the area revealing details on the type of scene that they plan on filming in the streets of Manchester!

"The scenes we are filming are compromised of an action sequence that will involve a car chase, special effects and a simulated car explosion. There will also be around 60 period American Cars on the street. Due to this we are going to try and keep the road as clear of members of the public as much as possible, obviously we will do our best not to disrupt your daily comings and goings and hope that alternative routes will be adequate, we will try and walk people through the set if necessary but there may be waits of up to 10-15 minutes if the cameras are about to roll."

Thanks of course to Paul for taking the time to visit the set and share these juicy bits of info! Hopefully, he'll be able to grab a few photos in the couple of days so keep your eyes peeled to CBM for some more great pictures from Captain America: The First Avenger!




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RorMachine - 9/15/2010, 2:53 PM
Great stuff dude! As for the authenticity, sounds great..but then, Johnston's movies always LOOK good, thats not what I'm worried about...
DCMarvelFreshman - 9/15/2010, 2:58 PM
Great scoop Josh. They're really putting their all into this. Just from all those set pics, and this info, "authenticity" won't be a problem.
Hawksblueyes - 9/15/2010, 3:00 PM
Excellent stuff Josh! ;D

It would be beyond cool to be able to watch some of this filming.
WolvieCBM - 9/15/2010, 3:07 PM
I wonder when are we going to see a trailer or something... God, I hope Johnston will not mess this up.

Awesome scoop @Josh
LEEE777 - 9/15/2010, 3:12 PM
Wicked stuff m'man!!
marvel72 - 9/15/2010, 3:14 PM
@ joshw

excellent work,mate.

can't wait to see this movie,i hope this movie delivers.
EdGross - 9/15/2010, 3:20 PM
Terrific job, Josh!

I'm really getting psyched for this movie.
JoshWilding - 9/15/2010, 3:25 PM
Thanks guys, I appreciate your comments! :)

However, I've got to agree with ROR on this one. Although it's pretty clear we've got nothing to worry about when it comes to how good Captain America will look, The Wolfman also looked very authentic but was not a great movie IMO. We desperately need some proper pictures, footage or story info to get a better idea of exactly how good it will end up being. So far, I personally think that it looks great, especially after catching a glimpse of that motorbike chase last week!
Hawksblueyes - 9/15/2010, 3:40 PM
I have not seen The Wolfman but from what I have read and heard he walked in to quite a mess just before filming began on that film didn't he? Maybe thats not the film we should judge him on. I do like his other films I have watched.
Ryden - 9/15/2010, 3:43 PM
@teabag- That is Christianity in a nutshell...well..there isn't any beheading of homosexuals...but PRETTY MUCH in anutshell ;)
lishlove - 9/15/2010, 4:01 PM
They're still building the set, I took some photos yesterday if anyone wants to check them out - http://www.flickr.com/photos/fly-sycamore/sets/72157624958226132/

I'll keep adding more photos as and when more stuff appears. I'm really looking forward to the cars arriving!
superotherside - 9/15/2010, 4:10 PM
that sounds awesome! this is looking better!
LucasMend - 9/15/2010, 4:11 PM
Awesome find @Josh! Looking forward to new pics and even more info on the movie
And lets hope the Invaders are not screw up!
HarryKolmer - 9/15/2010, 4:13 PM
Why is there a car chase in New York?
jazzman - 9/15/2010, 4:21 PM
@JoshW

great info cant wair for this movie

DaenerysTargaryen - 9/15/2010, 5:39 PM
Me want to see trailer now!
JoshWilding - 9/15/2010, 5:41 PM
Thanks again everyone - I'm just lucky that Paul decided to take the time to share all this info!

teabag/HAWKS: Good points about The Wolfman. It wouldnt be fair to judge Johnston solely on that especially as it was already a mess before he signed on to direct...plus, it wasnt that bad I guess!

ckal: Yeah, that really is Steve Epting at his best! It may sound strange but I'm hoping that the Invaders wont feature in the movie because I want the spotlight to be on Cap and Bucky...however, I definitely think that there's room for Union Jack! Seeing those two fighting alongside each other would be epic and despite the fact they're two very different characters, probably the closest I'll ever get to a Captain Britain movie, lol!
capcyclopsftw - 9/15/2010, 6:49 PM
I second Harry's question as to why would there be a car chase scene in New York?
StevilNYC - 9/15/2010, 8:04 PM
I'd laugh my butt off if Cap looks at the Human Torch or Toro and mentions how ridiculous they look.
DDD - 9/15/2010, 8:54 PM
Great work Josh@ bud!

Johnston always makes things look authentic
but it's the authenticity of the Cap America
storyline I'm most concerned with!

It's great to see them take so much care to
do the sets right tho'! If they take this much
care with the story then Cap America will
blow up the theaters!

I'm with you Starsapphire@! TRAILER, TRAILER,
TRAILER! ;D

Josh@ great Cap & Union Jack picture! Man I would
be deliriously happy to see Cap & Jack along with
Namor, Torch & Spitfire, fighting side-by-side
against Nazi scum! LOL

But not too much INVADERS, just a cameo! This first
Cap America needs to be mainly about CAP himself!

I don't wanna see a WOLVERINE: ORIGINS which was
just a group movie really! Wolverine Origins should
have been just that, HIS origin! CAP needs to be the
same way, chiefly CAP, not THE INVADERS or AVENGERS!
Wez - 9/15/2010, 10:48 PM
I start filming on this next week!
MrSuperheromoviefan - 9/16/2010, 2:36 AM
[frick]ing great news @JoshW!:D
capcyclopsftw - 9/16/2010, 7:37 AM
why did so many comments get deleted on this article? Including mine about why the eff is there a car chase in New York City????

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