I know it seems weird,but Captain America is filming not in Los Angeles,but in London. Wait ok so let me get this straight Marvel Studios wants to film in London and not in LA,Why?
Well Marvel Studios thinks it makes perfect sense to shoot part of the movie in London because part of the movie and the story take place their. The Los Angeles Times has published an article on why Marvel Studios thinks London would be a perfect place to start shooting their this July. We have the excerpt of the article thanks to MovieWeb.com for the heads up below:
The upcoming movie from Marvel Studios was originally to be filmed in Los Angeles. Instead, “Captain America: The First Avenger,” starring Chris Evans, Samuel Jackson and Hugo Weaving, will shoot this July in London, where the story is partially set.
But the studio, which was acquired by Walt Disney Co. last year, concluded that London was the best location for “Captain America,” largely because the story is set in Europe and will feature a number of scenes in London such as Piccadilly Circus, and also because of favorable tax incentives.
Though Marvel could have done the stage work in L.A. and shot exteriors in London, it wasn’t economically feasible to split the production between two locations, given the heavy filming required in Europe, said Marvel Studios co-President Louis D’Esposito, who oversees physical production.
D’Esposito, who was recently recognized by the Los Angeles City Council for his efforts to keep production in Hollywood, said he had strongly considered L.A.
“I actually had location scouts here 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.”
D’Esposito acknowledged that Britain’s film incentive, which offers a 20% to 25% payable tax credit on qualified expenditures, was another factor. Marvel could not apply for a tax credit from California’s program because the film’s budget, in the $140-million range, would make it ineligible, said D’Esposito, who personally lobbied California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to enact a film tax program, which took effect last year. California’s program excludes films costing more than $75 million.
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