Chase scenes for the forthcoming Captain America film are set to be shot in Manchester and Liverpool.
Manchester‘s Northern Quarter will double as 1940s New York for a high-speed car chase in the Marvel Studios production of Captain America: The First Avenger, reports BBC News.
The area was chosen due to its tall, pre-war architecture. The shoot will be the first time that a Marvel Productions film has been shot outside the US.
The shoot has been organised by Salford-based film company Vision + Media, who also organised the Sherlock Holmes film shoot in Manchester and Liverpool.
Drama liaison manager Susan Williams said: “Manchester‘s Northern Quarter is one of our most popular filming locations in the city, thanks to its versatility. The area was a convincing Victorian London in Sherlock Holmes last year and, more recently, it became 1980s Soho for the BBC‘s Worried About The Boy drama.”
Executive producer of the film, Louis D’Esposito, responded by saying: “The communities have been so welcoming, helpful and accommodating and we really hope that we don’t cause too much inconvenience during our shoot.”
Details of filming at Liverpool‘s Stanley Dock are yet to be released, but shooting begins in Manchester in early September.
Fantastic Four actor Chris Evans plays the title role, a young soldier who is experimented on until he becomes a superhero. Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones and Hugo Weaving are set to co-star.