Some pissing and moaning this week about the fact that Marvel/Disney will be shooting the Captain America movie in the UK instead of the US. The reason? Oh, budget and so on.
D’Esposito said it wouldn’t have been economically feasible to do stage work in LA and shoot exteriors in London given the heavy filming required in Europe.
“I actually had location scouts [in LA] to see what could be done,” he said. “But it would have required so much visual-effects work and set construction, it didn’t make sense.”
He also told the paper that England’s favorable tax incentives played a role in the decision-making as well.
The film — starring Chris Evans as Cap and Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull, and directed by Joe Johnstone — soon begins filming.So, let me get this straight, instead of seeing Cap chasing the bad guys through waves of amber grain, he’ll be lifting his pinky as he enjoys an afternoon cup of tea with a bit of crumpet whilst sitting in Stonehenge.
In a word, yes. Because the movie is set partly in Europe.
So look at it this way, Cap is just spreading truth and justice and the unsellable-to-overseas-film-markets American Way all over the place!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.