“Cleveland Lands Captain America Sequel”
October 3, 2012 by Mike McNamara
The Greater Cleveland Film Commission today announced that Marvel Studios will film portions of Marvel's CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER in Cleveland, Ohio. Set for release by The Walt Disney Studios in 2014, the movie is a sequel to the 2011 hit CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER starring Chris Evans. Marvel Studios will film stage work for the production in the studio's home state of California.
Filming for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER is scheduled to begin next year. This film project follows on the heels of Marvel Studio's 2012 blockbuster Marvel's THE AVENGERS, which filmed in several locations throughout Ohio in 2011, broke a number of box office records, and was the fastest film ever to gross $1 billion in sales worldwide.
"Marvel is pleased to return to Ohio, this time with our CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER production. The location, talent and people of Ohio are sure to benefit our film, and we look forward to beginning production," said Louis D'Esposito, Co-President, Marvel Studios.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER will pick up where Marvel's THE AVENGERS leaves off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world. The film will be directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, Cleveland natives whose credits include the movie WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD, the Fox TV series ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, and the NBC TV series COMMUNITY.