Daredevil – New York

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Marvel has found a “secret location” in the heart of New York. We have seen this in Rami’s version of Spiderman and it has also been used in Netflix’s Daredevil and later The Defenders. The Rooftop garden at the Rockefeller Center is a popular location for meetings between villains like Gao and Kingpin…. but it can also be used for weddings…

Daredevil – Manhattan NY

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The Netflix 13 part series of “Daredevil” starts in a park in New York. The location where Wesley, the right hand man of “Kingpin” persuades a cop to help them is Abe Lebewohl Park. In fact it is one of the smalest parks in NYC named after a refugee from Ukrania (who did a lot of good for the community).

The Avengers – Age of Ultron – Italy

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For the Avengers – Age of Ultron, the movie starts in the (much used) forrest of Bourne Woods near Surrey in the UK. But the secret Hydra Research facility is much further south in Italy.

The Fort di Bard was used as the Facility.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Los Angeles

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Close to where “Agent Carter” was filmed (the Isodine Building), the crew for “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” recorded scenes for the “Todorov” building. At 2413 Firestone Blvd. scenes that took place in Belarus were recorded (S01E04). The street scenes are recorded on the Universal back lot. Even if the production had the budget to go to Zloda in Belarus, it would not have been possible… is is not a real town.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Malibu

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In epidode 3 (S01) of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Skye has to infiltrate a house in Malta and sabotage a project. Ofcourse the crew did not go to the real country of Malta to shoot some scenes, instead they used a location in Malibu. A private mansion at 26880 Pacific Coast Highway was used, now if you have seen the episode and the mansion looked familiar, the same location was used for “True Blood” and “I love you man”.

Sherlock Holmes (2009) – Liverpool

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For the 2009 version of Sherlock Holmes (with Robert “Iron Man” Downey Jr.), the crew went all over the UK to film at the most beautifull locations. While a lot was filmed in Manchester, the scenes at the dock (an explosion) and some scenes at Regent Road where they set off to see Blackwood are recorded at Liverpool. CGI was added to enhance the scene.

In 2011, “Captain America, The First Avenger” also used these docks.

Logan – Amite City

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Amite City in Louisiana has become a rather popular place for filmmakers to shoot a film. In 2016, Hugh Jackman played “Wolverine” for the last time in this town. Isabel’s Cafe can be seen in the film, so if you need a drink like Logan did, here’s the place to go (123 W. Oak Street).
The movie takes place from Mexico to North Dakota, but in fact it was filmed mostly in Louisiana.
The Mercedes Benz Superdome was also used after a sinkhole opened up the Streets near Harrah’s Casino (and thus they could not be used for filming).

Sicily Island High School, Ferriday Shopping Center and the Aloha Motel in Metairie are locations that were also used in the film.

Amite City can also be seen in 2012’s “On the Road” (with Kirsten Stewart) and 2 Guns (D. Washington and M. Wahlberg).

Exteriors of the smelting plant hideout were shot in New Mexico, but interiors at the Big Easy production company.

 

 

Ghostbusters (2016) – Boston

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The much talked about remake of the 1984 blockbuster “Ghostbusters” is set in New York. Most of the movie however, was filmed in Boston, since the archetecture was very similar. New York Taxis and other props were moved to Boston as well as much digital effects to sell Boston for NY.

The place where the starting Ghostbusters conduct their research is “Higgins Institute of Science“.

Iron Man 3 – Wilmington

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Most of the movie Iron Man 3 was filmed in and around North Carolina. Even when the script called for a scene in Bern, Switzerland, the crew did not leave the state. In fact, they used a private gentelmen’s club called “Cape Fear Club“.

Up north in the state, the building used for Stark’s HQ can be found. In Cary, the company Epic Games is located and their building (exterior) was used as HQ. Full address is 620 Crossroads Blvd,Cary.

 

X-Files – Long Beach – California

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Another “haunted” location, like Newhall Mansion, for the stars of the X-files, was “The Queen Mary“. This ship was used when Mulder and Scully went to the Bermuda trangle.

These days, the ship is a hotel in Long Beach, the crew stayed in this hotel while shooting the episode. Some of the crew members experienced creepy experiences while staying overnight on the ship….