It was just announced over on the LA Times website that the upcoming Marvel feature film The First Avenger: Captain America is being filmed over in London.
Now, I’m already hearing a few whispers about how it’s somewhat “un-American” and crazy, but two things to bear in mind.
First off, that’s how movies are made. Â The majority of films are made overseas, where you can tax breaks and your money goes a lot further. Â You still have a large number of major pictures filmed in America, but just as many film in London, New Zealand, etc. for financial purposes.
Secondly, it’s 100% in line with Cap’s origin. Â We already know that First Avenger is set during Caps’ World War II days, where Steve Rogers was enlisted to serve as Captain America after receiving the Super Soldier treatment. Â Cap notoriously served during World War II overseas, fighting on the front lines amongst the troops, so filming in London is kind of perfect.
Just wanted to dispel that. Â I’ve already seen a few people scoff at it, but now that we’re clear, I’ll just say that I’m looking forward to this movie. Â Sure, I’ve got my doubts about Chris Evans as Cap, but I loved Joe Johnston’s other period piece, The Rocketeer, and I absolutely love the casting of Hugo Weaving as The Red Skull. Â The First Avenger: Captain America is shaping up mighty nicely for it’s Summer 2011 release, where it’ll prelude an Avengers movie.