While many of Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s scenes that took place in Washington DC were shot there, a lot of the action sequences, including the attack on Nick Fury were shot in Cleveland, OH, very near locations for The Avengers.
LOCATION: Nicky Fury Attacked (Rockwell Ave & E 6th St. Cleveland, OH)
SHOW: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
After leaving a meeting with Deputy Director Alexander Pierce, Nick Fury is suddenly attacked in his vehicle by several Washington DC police officers. After the initial shock wears off, and before the “officers” can breach his SHIELD defenses, Nick is able to get his car started and escape.
While the film takes place in Washington DC, it was not feasible to shoot this action sequence, with its crashes and automated gun fire, within the District. In fact, none of the major action sequences were filmed in DC. They were all shot in the Downtown section of Cleveland, OH, just like many of the action portions of the Battle of New York from The Avengers.
This particular sequence, starts with Fury driving and talking to Maria Hill. He makes his way North on E 6th St, from Vincent crossing Superior. He comes to a stop at Rockwell Ave. Then from the initial T-boning of Fury’s SUV, the shootout, and the escape of Director Fury were shot at the corner of Rockwell Ave and E. 6th St. just outside the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Following Nick’s escape, the chase scenes continue in various other parts of Cleveland, but that’s a story for another column. If you’re interested to find out more about Captain America: The Winter Soldier, check out the Agents of SHIELD: Case Files episode this week, as we talk about film, the fall of SHIELD, and this movies place in the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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