BBC News have revealed a number of (potentially spoilerific) planned filming locations for Joe Johnston’s Captain America: The First Avenger, among them: Manchester and Liverpool.

This follows a report we received from HeyUGuys reader Neil, who sent us this link to the Liverpool Echo, which is worth a read as it details which sites will be used in the city,

Filming for Captain America: The First Avenger is due to start in autumn at locations including the city’s iconic Albert Dock.

Liverpool Film Office today confirmed it was liaising with producers “over a major feature film”

Bafta and Emmy-award winning producer Colin McKeown is quoted,

From what I understand, there is going to be an awful lot of community involvement. It was mentioned they might be using a submarine in Albert Dock – it all sounds really good.

The BBC widen the focus to include Manchester,

America’s First Avenger will battle his foes on the streets of Manchester and Liverpool during filming on this big-budget superhero film. Manchester’s Northern Quarter is to be transformed into 1940’s New York for a dramatic car chase in Captain America: The First Avenger. Producers chose the Northern Quarter to recreate New York because of its towering buildings and pre-war architecture.

Starring Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Toby Jones,  Dominic Cooper, Samuel L. Jackson, Stanley Tucci, Tommy Lee Jones and Neal McDonough, and due for US release on July 22, 2011, us Brits may get a glimpse of Chris Evans in his red, white and blue even sooner than expected.

You can read more from Susan Williams, the film’s drama liaison manager here and then speculate where a Captain Britain feature might be filmed for some realistic Britannia in the comments section below.  Australia, maybe?