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Cleveland Premiere for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

The clapper snaps on a scene from 'Captain America: The Winter Solider'
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is coming back to Cleveland on April 1. The city is one of a select group to host the world premiere of Captain America: The Winter Solider. Other cities include London, Paris, Beijing and Los Angeles.

What makes this different than The Avengers in terms of premieres? Directors Joe and Anthony Russo. The Russos have made a splash with Cap 2 even before the movie’s premiere, with rumors circulating that the team is already tapped to shoot Cap 3.  

And the brothers are Cleveland born and bred. Their first feature, Welcome to Collinwood, was shot in Cleveland (Collinwood, specifically) in 2001, and starred William H. Macy, Sam Rockwell, Luis Guzman and George Clooney. Clooney served as executive producer, as well.

Those Midwest ties are why The Winter Solider returns to Cleveland. Joe Russo tells Plain Dealer reporter Clint O’Connor, “It has been a big priority of ours obviously to be able to have a premiere [in Cleveland] and thank the people of Cleveland. … It was a massive priority for us to do this in Cleveland, and the Marvel and Disney people agreed.”

The Cleveland premiere will roll out the red carpet for local cast and crew. No word yet if any main cast members will appear, though with worldwide premieres at the same time, it’s likely big names will be taxed for time. Especially with Avengers: Age of Ultron shooting on the other side of the world at the same time.

Maybe folks from Agents of SHIELD will be available?


Agent Coulson, that means you.
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