The Helicarriers of Project Insight are coming for people that live very close to me! This may have been my easiest find yet!
LOCATION: VARIOUS (See Below)
SHOW: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 2014
When The Winter Soldier was released and the Helicarriers start selecting their targets, I thought I had noticed something very local to me. After targeting the President, Tony Stark and Doctor Strange, there was a final screen that appeared that looked like it had said Ellicott City! That’s my neighboring town! So when the video came out for the film I knew I had to figure this out.
The shot starts on Michael Lindon, Ellicott City, MD and zooms out to show a baseball diamond and then the surrounding neighborhoods. Ellicott City is not that big, and the large swath of green in the middle looked very much like the easement for the power lines that run through town.
So checking into Google Maps, it was pretty easy to locate. It looks like the filmmakers used the aerial maps of the area around Ellicott Mills Middle School to build their satellite image. This is a pretty exciting find for me personally, as it is probably the closest MCU Filming Location to my house.
The other Project Insight targets include:
- The Triskelion targeting Maria Hill (located on Theodore Roosevelt Island, Washington DC)
- The White House targeting President Matthew Ellis (1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC)
- The Pentagon targeting Lt Marcus Bledsoe (Washington DC)
- Stark Tower targeting Tony Stark (200 Park Avenue, New York)
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Behind every scene in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a location. Some are iconic. Some are functional. Some are completely fantastic. But all of them are there to support the story.
Here at the MCU: Location Scout, Jovial Jay digs deep to uncover the real-world filming locations behind your favorite super hero films. From Iron Man to Inhumans and everything in between!
Having grown up on comics, television and film, “Jovial” Jay feels destined to host podcast related to the union of these nerdy pursuits. Among his other pursuits he administrates and edits stories at the two largest Star Wars fan sites on the ‘net (Rebelscum.com, TheForce.net), and co-hosts the Jedi Journals podcast over at the ForceCast network.