We have learnt today that it has been confirmed that Captain America is set to begin shooting in London  in July. This news comes to us via The LA Times who spoke with Marvel Studios co-President Louis D’Esposito.

The reasons for shooting in London appear to be mixed although the possibility of saving money seems to be a big factor in the decision. That said there are apparently a lot of UK locations in the film, including Piccadilly Circus, and also a number of European locations too.

With the shooting location of Captain America so close to the HeyUGuys base of operations we are hoping that we’ll be able to bring you up to the minute news on the film so be sure to check back for the latest.

I still have high hopes for Captain America despite my uncertainty regarding Joe Johnston’s directing abilities and the choice of Chris Evans. Although I’ve never been a huge fan of Captain America, recent Captain America comics have been exceptional and if the film can approach these heights then it could a really interesting project.

If you’re not familiar with Captain America I can recommend checking out Ed Brubaker’s recent work with the character and with his new project, Steve Rogers: Super Soldier and also the Brian Michael Bendis/John Romita Jr Avengers comic it’s a great time to get into Captain America.