Courtesy of my buddy RealIronMan from SpiderMedia and the ‘Chris Evans Blog, inside the latest issue of the Dutch ‘Veronica Magazine’ are low-quality images from the set of the much-anticipated Captain America: The First Avenger movie. Also a vague London set report, check it all out below.
It’s a strange sensation when you walk on the set of a superheromovie between American soldiers from WWII. After the success of the Hulk and the Iron Man-movies there were more and more voices to finally devote a big blockbuster movie to Captain America.
The movie about his beginning takes place for a large part in New York during the forties. Filming on location was difficult, but Manchester and Liverpool turned out to be perfect to continue as Brooklyn. The filming there caused headaches, because the public places were difficult to keep secret. For example, the filming of a car explosion in Manchester was online within six minutes.
When we visit the set, the whole crew has relocated to a couple of studio’s within London where work continues to the impressive decors. They work against the clock, while filming on one set, the next is still under construction. It’s like where walking on a construction site, where the walls are hanging full with blueprints of the most fantastic constructions.
Some of them are so big that just a part of it is build. Production designer Rick Heinrichs: "The nice thing about Captain America is that it’s a mixture of World War II and science fiction. Some ideas from then are transported to modern times. We wanted to do justice to history and at the same time to the comic."
That explains why we see American soldiers walking around and girls with prewar curlers in their hair. The male lead in this movie is played by Chris Evans who seems to be more at ease in his military garb then in his futuristic, tight, Captain America suit. Or so he says. Unfortunately, we won’t get to see this suit.
Joe Johnston directs Captain America: The First Avenger into theaters July 22, next year! And special thanks to Deronda for the translation.