Near Superior and 9th Streets today, passersby got a close-up look at two charred and riddled vehicles. They're casualties of an intense and lively car-chase being filmed in downtown Cleveland for the film, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier". ideastream's Brian Bull shares a few choice shots from the latest blockbuster movie to be filmed in the area.
We'll just nickname them "Riddley" and "Smokey."
These two Washington D.C.-area police cars spurred many people to whip out their camera phones, as a skeleton movie crew moved equipment and rolled out cables, perhaps in preparation of another shoot in the downtown area.
Filming of the Captain America sequel is now into its second week. The sequences so far appear to involve a high-speed pursuit and shootout between S.H.I.E.L.D agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and D.C. law enforcement.
A bullet-riddled SUV has been seen repeatedly, and the area has heard a great deal of simulated gunfire and a few explosions. Jackson himself has been spotted, as well as his stunt double.
While film crews are utilizing much of downtown Cleveland, props -- including Metro Station markers, taxis, and street signs -- all indicate that the scene is taking place across the nation's capital.
Other filming locations include a dam in Lake View Cemetery, though not much visible activity has been reported. Yet.
Filmmakers and the City of Cleveland are urging motorists to be patient, as filming has meant blocked-off roads and traffic delays.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" will continue filming across Cleveland until late June.