When it comes to superhero movies, Marvel is undoubtedly one of the biggest players in the game. With a long list of successful films under their belt, it’s no surprise that fans are always curious about where their favorite movies are filmed. One question that often comes up is whether any Marvel movies have been filmed in Chicago.
To answer this question, we need to take a closer look at the filming locations for some of Marvel’s most popular movies. Let’s start with the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Iron Man.
Iron Man (2008)
The first Iron Man movie was primarily filmed in California and New Mexico. While there were no scenes filmed specifically in Chicago, some of the aerial shots used in the film were captured over the city.
The Avengers (2012)
The Avengers brought together some of Marvel’s most iconic superheroes for a battle against Loki and his army. While much of the movie was filmed on sets or on location in New York City, there is one notable scene that takes place in Germany – and that scene was actually filmed in Cleveland, Ohio.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve Rogers teams up with Black Widow to take down a conspiracy within S.H.I.E.L.D. While much of the movie was filmed on location in Washington D.C., there is one scene towards the end of the film where Rogers and Wilson visit Sam Wilson’s home – and that scene was actually shot in Cleveland as well.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Spider-Man: Homecoming marked Spider-Man’s official entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While much of the film takes place in New York City, there is one notable scene where Peter Parker goes on a field trip to Washington D. – and that scene was actually filmed at an Atlanta high school that was made to look like a D. school.
So, to answer the original question – no, there have not been any Marvel movies that were primarily filmed in Chicago. However, as we’ve seen, there have been a few instances where scenes were filmed in nearby cities like Cleveland and Atlanta.
While it might be disappointing for some Chicagoans who would love to see their city featured in a Marvel movie, it’s important to remember that these decisions are often based on a variety of factors such as cost, availability of filming locations, and the needs of the story being told. Regardless of where they’re filmed, Marvel movies continue to captivate audiences with their exciting action sequences and beloved characters.