Captain America 3 to Begin Filming in Atlanta in 2015 as New Plot Details Emerge (+Release Date)

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 12, 2014 Updated: September 13, 2014

Captain America 3 will start filming in Atlanta next spring.

The sequel to Captain America 2 and a continuation of the storyline from Avengers: Age of Ultron will begin filming in and around Atlanta, Georgia in April 2015, revealed Collider recently.

The first Captain America film was shot in the United Kingdom, New York, and Los Angeles while the second was mostly filmed in Ohio and LA.

Captain America 3 is set to hit theaters on , 2016.

Co-director Anthony Russo said that there will be additional locations for Captain America 3. 

“It’s not an all-Atlanta shoot, it’s a lot of stage work in Atlanta. There’s other locations that are also involved that I don’t think we can get into,” he said.

Anthony and co-director Joe Russo have been revealing new details about the upcoming addition to the Marvel universe.

They fielded a question about Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) possibly being in Captain America 3.

“I was gonna say Renner might be misremembering because he was supposed to be in Cap 2 but we couldn’t make his schedule work [laughs]. Maybe that’s what he’s talking about. It’s certainly difficult. Everyone involved in these films are all movie stars, and a lot of that has to do with the fact that they’re in Marvel movies, so all of their schedules are booked up. It does become very complicated,” Joe said.

“There were iterations of Cap 2 that had Hawkeye and Widow in it, there was an iteration that had just Widow in it and there was an iteration that had nobody in it. You explore all of those iterations until you settle on what you think is the most potent or most powerful. And sometimes scheduling issues assist in that decision making process.”

Joe also revealed that a large part of Captain America 3 will revolve around the Winter Soldier. 

“What’s left to explore obviously is the personality of the character, much the way that Brubaker’s run did after Winter Solider regained a semblance of his past. Philosophical questions that we would want to deal with in Cap 2 would be, you know, is he redeemable? Is he the worst assassin we’ve ever seen or is he the longest suffering POW? Where does he live now? Does he ever regain his memories?”

Joe teased to Crave Online about the plot centering around a big idea.

“The big thing we knew we had to deal with in Cap 2 was the fall of Hydra. Similarly there is a very, very big idea at the center of Cap 3,” he said. 

“But how we get there is all up to us. And I think why Marvel has been so successful is because it’s been such a clear plan, that everything is interconnected and they’re building emotional capital with each movie that you can then trade off of in the next film.”

Asked about the villain, the main cast members, and other parts of the major plan, Joe added: 

“All that stuff is open for interpretation. Usually it’s just one big idea that alters the universe as a whole in some way, that has interconnectedness that he’s grabbed on to. That’s the case with Cap 3, but as far as villain and story arc and tone, all that stuff is left up to us.”

And the Russos said that they’ve been working with Marvel president Kevin Feige on the title for about a decade, and they will reveal the title soon publicly.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.