Captain America Using Manchester as Lower East Side

Posted on: July 2nd, 2010 at 6:18 am by

The comic book world is currently in flux.  As the Times reported the other day, DC Comics decided to re-boot the Wonder Woman series by changing the outfit and entire backstory of the character.  This new, less revealing wardrobe comes 69 years after the heroine first appeared in print.  But that’s beside the point.  Her crime-fighting competition over at Marvel, Captain America, is jumping to the silver screen, with select scenes transpiring in the Lower East Side.  But there’s a twist.

This image has been archived or removed.

Comic Book Movie reports that filming has begun across the pond in Manchester, England for the new Captain America: The First Avenger.  Apparently, several city streets there will be transformed into 1940s-era Lower East Side, the precise neighborhood where alter-ego Steve Rogers was born and raised. Wonder how well that will go over.

This image has been archived or removed.

Theatrical release is July 22, 2011.

[image via enjoyfrance; via coverbrowser]

Recent Stories

Queens Man Arrested in Connection with Stabbing Death of Grubhub Delivery Worker on LES

Police announced Friday night the arrest of the suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a Grubhub deliveryman last week. Joseph Sandoval, 23, from Jamaica, Queens, was collared Thursday and charged with one count of murder in the stabbing death of Sala Miah. As reported, Miah had taken a post-shift break in Sara D. […]

NYPD Sergeant Injured as High Motorcyle Driver Rams Through Delancey Street Checkpoint

An evasive motorcycle driver, allegedly high on drugs, was arrested Saturday night after striking a female police officer on Delancey Street. The accident transpired at about 10:00pm at a checkpoint in the intersection of Suffolk Street by the Williamsburg Bridge. Police said the officer, a sergeant, attempted to stop the motorcycle while coming off the […]

Lower East Side Residents Sue the City to Stop Outdoor Dining Sheds

A group of New York City residents filed a lawsuit last week attempting to block the Open Restaurants program, initiated during the pandemic, from becoming permanent. The 22 claimants cite quality-of-life concerns with the clogged streetscapes, and allegations that the Department of Transportation – the agency responsible for the street shanties – mishandled its review […]

Police Chase, Shoot at Man Armed with 2 Knives on the Bowery

Police this morning shot at an alleged robbery suspect who resisted arrest and threatened officers with two knives. It began at 8:00am when police received the first call about an emotionally disturbed man who threatened a woman with a glass bottle outside 80 East Third Street, and attempted to steal money. He then fled south […]

The ‘Basic Necessities’ of Broome Street

Six months ago, Basic Necessities became part of Broome Street. Conceived by artist Michelle Repiso, the multimedia project tackles “three individuals and the mechanisms they used to sustain their humanity while incarcerated.” Now, with an Artist Corps Grant, Repiso is taking it one step further with community engagement. Tomorrow, the artist will be crowdsourcing participants’ […]