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Russo Bros Wanted to Shoot 'Infinity War' in Cleveland

‘Captain America 2’ Coming to Cleveland?

With word that Anthony and Joe Russo are set to direct Captain America 2: The Winter Solider, is it possible that one of our favorite Avengers could return to Cleveland?
It’s complete and utter speculation, but there’s no reason not to start championing the possibility. After all, the Russo Brothers are Cleveland natives who have said they want to bring more films to Northeast Ohio (they filmed Welcome to Collinwood here in 2001). And knowing that The Avengers enjoyed an extremely successful on location experience in downtown Cleveland, there’s precedence for Marvel Studios to return to East 9th and Euclid.
Just for kicks, let’s through in the storyline, too. Comic book fans know the Winter Soldier of the title is – spoiler alert! – Bucky Barnes. A half-frozen Barnes is swept up by Russian soldiers in WWII and brainwashed into becoming a lethal assassin.
That calls for some Russian-looking locations. And we got that.
Just take a look at 1997’s Air Force One. Wolfgang Petersen shot porti…

Why Wait for Blu-Ray? Avengers Behind the Scenes Footage

Why wait for Sept. 25 to see all the behind-the-scenes extras from this summer’s mega-blockbuster on The Avengers blu-ray when so much is already available on YouTube?
Okay, true, the blu-ray and DVD extras will be more extensive and likely super-cool. But with all the great clips available via social media, it’s easy to get your fix early. And it makes us wonder if the blu-ray should include a special section specifically for some of the best “caught on smartphone” videos.
Most of those that we’ve found – and are most interested in – take place during last year’s on location work in downtown Cleveland. A big deal, since the scenes are from the final big battle with the alien Chitauri.
Here are some of our favorites:
Avengers Battle Scene – Day 2, by jpesicek In this two-minute clip, we get to see just how much of E. 9th and Euclid was consumed by The Avengers movie set. While it takes a good minute to get into the action, once it does, you can see a long line of Humvees firing into t…