For a movie that’s based on the quintessential superhero of the Marvel Universe, the London-based production of Captain America is certainly a curious thing. But according to Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige, the decision to shoot Captain America in England has less to do with a political statement and more to do with the film’s actual story.
“Well it’s that two thirds of the film actually takes place in Europe and there are many scenes in and around London,” Feige told Total Film of the reason for shooting Captain America in London. “So it just made sense that we film it where the majority of the film takes place. Having been here now for almost two and a half months prepping and twenty-some days into shooting.”
As Feige explains it, the decision to shoot in London has worked out favorably. “The history here is pretty impressive. I was at Pinewood yesterday and you walk past pictures of the set of Tim Burton’s original Batman and all the amazing work that Donner did on Superman. Everytime we’re on a new stage in Shepperton somebody tells me this is where the war room was for Dr. Strangelove,” he said. “Or this is where they shot some of 2001. There’s such an amazing genre film history here and the technicians and the crews and the sets are just some of the best we’ve ever had. It’s been a pleasure.”
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