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Russo Bros Wanted to Shoot 'Infinity War' in Cleveland

Could ‘Captain America 3’ Soar Into Cleveland?

Cleveland native and 'Cap 2' director Joe Russo works
with Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie
Captain America: The Winter Solider hasn’t even hit theaters yet, and Marvel Entertainment is already plotting Cap 3. And who will most likely direct this third installment of the comic book company’s hit series? None other than Cleveland filmmakers Anthony and Joe Russo, the same duo that helmed Winter Soldier.

So here’s the big question. Will the Russo Brothers bring Captain America, Black Widow, Nick Fury, Falcon and the gang back to Cleveland? For those who don’t know – and there can’t be many out there – the Russos shot much of the action film in Northeast Ohio during summer 2013.  

Let’s hope so. It would be great to have the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in the Cleve.

Just for the record, Cap 3 isn’t for sure (though highly likely), and the Russos have not inked a contract (though seems to be highly likely). Still, let’s hope Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Sam Jackson love the city enough to come back for a third go around. The first? The Avengers.

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Imagine Medina standing in for the rolling hills of Wakanda or the steps of the Sanctum Sanctorum leading down to E. 9th. With a little more infrastructure, it may have happened.

Cleveland natives and Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo said as much recently during a Q&A after a screening of the film at the Cleveland Cinematheque, adding that they would have loved to bring Infinity War to Cleveland. One of the reasons the brothers couldn’t is because it lacks a modern sound stage suitably for a film its size.

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