This week MCU: Location Scout looks at finding locations that no longer exist, such as the SHIELD Warehouse, and the problem of OCD.
|LOCATION: SHIELD Warehouse (590 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013)
SHOW: Iron Man 2, 2010
I’ve not stuck to any particular order when adding locations to the MCU Location Map. I started with the Daredevil and Jessica Jones show on Netflix. I then decided to extend the project to the films. By that time Luke Cage and Iron Fist were coming out on Netflix. And then I decided to go whole hog, and add in Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter.Once I started adding the movies, I went through them in order, adding the obvious locations (such as Edwards Air Force Base in Iron Man and Iron Man 2, or Tony’s Malibu home), and skipping anything I didn’t recognize right off the bat. I also would start looking for anything that struck my fancy, or that seemed easy.
So while I was working thru Iron Man 2, and checking any additional references on MarvelFilmGuide, I noticed they had this Warehouse listed as “location unknown.” Challenge accepted!
Knowing that a majority of the first two Iron Man films were shot in the Los Angeles area was a helpful start. Using the images from the film, I recognized the bridge in the background as part of the 4th or 6th street bridge in Los Angeles, so that’s where I started looking. Not seeing anything from the Google Maps view, I switched over to street view and rolled back the date to around the time the film would have been shot, and I saw the building. At some point since 2010, it’s been torn down. But the data lives on in the Internet!
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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 podcasts and write blogs 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.