Captain America’s Lower East Side in Manchester

Posted on: September 22nd, 2010 at 6:33 am by

Steve Rogers, the plainclothes alter-ego of Captain America, was born on the Lower East Side on July 4, 1917 to Irish immigrant parents. Both of whom died when he was young.  Anyway, the forthcoming Marvel feature film needs to show his formative years in some capacity, so production teams have transformed Dale Street in downtown Manchester, England into a full-blown replica of the neighborhood.

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According to YouTube broadcaster Bodrochowski, who has numerous videos of the film shoot, it’s a car chase scene set in the 1940s era.

During the last week of September there’s a film shoot going on on Dale Street, Manchester. The scene being shot is a car chase and explosion set in 1940’s New York City. There will be 60 action cars for the shoot. The film stars Chris Evans and Samuel L Jackson (apparently).

Here is more of the British interpretation of the Lower East Side:

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Theatrical release for Captain America: The First Avenger is still tentatively scheduled for July 22, 2011.

[via Manchester Confidential; Hobbsy]

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