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!


  1. Hey, we export our culture, why not Captain America?

    And being from Nebraska, do you know how boring amber waves of grain are? Yeah, JMS did have a cool plot with AIM poisoning the Ogallala Aquifer, but even that was centered in New York City.

    After the Giuliani biography was filmed in Toronto, I haven’t really cared where a movie is shot. It’s all make-believe, and with CGI and backlots, authenticity is easy to fabricate.

  2. It should be filmed in America! That’s where WWII happened, right?

    Were there any Cap stories set in America published during WWII? I’m kind of curious.

  3. The amazing thing is the Pound is valued so much higher than the American Dollar yet it’s still “cheaper” to film over there than here? Something is wrong in this whole equation.

    Note: not that the article is inaccurate but rather that the economies as a whole are goofy.

    the Tiki

  4. Are you seriously that ignorant. It’s a WW2 film. This isn’t a John Hughes 80’s pic. LOL Do some research.

  5. The New York Post pissing and moaning over what is really a non issue? Say it ain’t so.

    I remember there being whining about Superman Returns with the line “Does he still stand for truth? Justice? All that stuff.” How dare they not mention the American way! Wakka wakka wakka!

  6. Why aren’t the fanboys upset that the Red Skull will be played by an Aussie rather than a German? Oh. Wait. It’s Hugo Weaving, whom they know will do a great job. And maybe Europe will…um…look like Europe a bit better than the U.S.? Come on, it’s all a fantasy. You want transported when the time comes, I doubt you’ll be thinking, “They coulda filmed that on the back lot at Universal. Except that the back lot burned down.”