‘Captain America 2’ Coming to Cleveland?


Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier
Cleveland's own Anthony and Joe Russo
are set to direct 'Cap 2'

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 portions of the film – the Russian scenes – at Severance Hall and in Mansfield.


Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier will film sometime in 2013 with a planned summer 2014 release.
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