America's First Avenger will battle his foes on the streets of Manchester and Liverpool during filming on the big-budget superhero film.Manchester's Northern Quarter is to be transformed into 1940s New York for a dramatic car chase in Captain America: The First Avenger.
It has been chosen by Hollywood studio Marvel Productions for the company's first film shoot outside the US.
US actor Chris Evans, who was also in Fantastic Four, plays the title role.
Producers chose the Northern Quarter to recreate New York because of its towering buildings and pre-war architecture.
Captain America's U.K. shoot is expected to start in September with scheduled scenes yet to be finalized. However, BBC is reporting that the streets of northern Manchester will be used as the backdrop for a dramatic car chase.
The area was also used as a shooting location for 2009's Sherlock Holmes, which may give fans an idea of what a film based on the earliest days of the Marvel universe might look like.
Captain America: The First Avenger should wrap shooting by late 2010 with a release date of July 22, 2011 now set in stone.