While many scenes for Captain America: Civil War were shot in Germany, including exteriors for GTAZ, the Lobby and subsequent fight were shot right here in America.
LOCATION: Joint Counter-Terrorism Centre, aka GTAZ (Clayton State University, Morrow, GA)
SHOW: Captain America: Civil War
About halfway through Captain America: Civil War, Bucky is arrested in Bucharest under suspicion of bombing a United Nations building, and he is taken into custody in Germany at the Joint Counter-Terrorism Centre, or in German, Gemeinsames Terrorismusabwehrzentrum (GTAZ). Of course, this is all part of Zemo’s plan to bring the members of the Avengers to blows, and he stages Bucky’s escape. Captain America, Black Panther, Iron Man and Black Widow all attempt to stop Bucky from leaving the building in what is one of the best close quarters fight scenes in the MCU.
While the exteriors of the GTAZ building were shot on location in Germany in front of the Paul Lobe Haus, scenes for this fight, and the actors involved, necessitated filming a little closer to home. Civil War was the second MCU film that utilized Atlanta’s Pinewood studios as a home base, so in this case, closer to home was Clayton State University in Morrow, GA. Specifically it was staged in the James M Baker University Center.
The iconic glass windows and modern architecture are quite striking, and it’s soon obvious why the location scouts picked this location to stand-in for a German Law Enforcement headquarters. The building, completed in 2004, features classrooms, dining facilities as well as the office of the University President.
The fight soon spills outside and it’s back into Germany, or at least the guise of Germany, as Cap prevents Bucky from taking off in a helicopter.
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