If you like the Marvel Universe and you are going on a tour of New York, here below we leave you the real locations where some of the scenes of the Marvel movies were filmed in New York.
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The Theater District
Steve Rogers wakes up from his coma in Captain America (2011) and the New York place that appears in this scene is the incredible Theater District. This area of the city known as the heart of Manhattan is one of the most wonderful places you can visit in New York.
In addition to being home to the famous Broadway theatres, there you will also find some of the world’s most famous discographies, as well as, many famous television studios. The Theater District stretches from West 40th Street to West 54th Street, and from West 6th Avenue to East 8th Avenue.
We continue in one of the most emblematic areas of New York, this time we talk about Times Square, place where we can see Steve Rogers running through Times Square in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) after being asleep for 70 years.
Times Square is a place that you cannot miss, if you are a fan or you are not a fan of the film, no doubt you should visit this mythical place in New York. At one time this area of the city was a dangerous place, but in the 90s, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani managed to recover Times Square to become the mythical area known today.
The Chrysler Building located at 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue on the East Side of Midtown Manhattan is another of the emblems featured in Marvel movies. At the top of the building we can see Thor calling his lightning to recharge his powers and amplify the strength of his lightning and thus fight the Chitauri, undoubtedly one of the most epic scenes we can see in the movies of the universe Marvel.
Chrysler Building, for eleven months, was the tallest building in New York and the world, until the Empire State Building was built. The Chrysler Building is one of the New York buildings that appears several times in the graphic novels of Marvel, a legend of the city.
Grand Central Terminal
Another of the most epic scenes in The Avengers (2012) is the Battle of New York, a battle in which it seems that the Big Apple was going to be in ruins, in addition, during the fight you can see one of the most wonderful places in the city the Grand Central Terminal.
Grand Central Terminal is an iconic place in New York, it’s a place to visit when you’re in the Big Apple.
The MetLife Building (Stark Tower)
Now, one of the most fantastic places in the Marvel Universe is the Stark Tower, also known as the Avengers’ Tower. This building that serves as the headquarters of The Avengers is in Midtown Manhattan, exactly the building that appears in Marvel movies as the Stark Tower is the famous MetLife Building, tower that was originally the office building of Pan-American Airlines.
In the Queensboro Bridge takes place one of the scenes of the film Avengers: Infinity War (2018), there we see Peter Parker, Spiderman, jumping from the school bus and then passing under the Queensboro Bridge, no doubt, a super exciting scene where we see the young superhero in one of the most iconic places in New York, the Queensboro Bridge.
Washington Square Park
Another epic scene of the Marvel Universe takes place in New York, this time the scene of another amazing battle is Washington Square Park, where Spiderman and Iron Man fight together once again.
In the background of this scene you can see the famous Arch of Washington Square Park and in the background, you can see the neighborhood Greenwich Village. This scene is from Avengers: Infinity War (2018), one of the most exciting movies in the Marvel Universe.
Staten Island Ferry
Spiderman: Homecoming (2017) is one of the most amazing films in the Marvel Universe, this film shows Spiderman saving the city hundreds of times. One of the most wonderful scenes of this film takes place on Staten Island Ferry, the incredible Spider-Man saves the people on board the Ferry.
One scene that many Marvel fans like is when a young, thin Roger Roberts appears running in Brooklyn Bridge without knowing that he would later become the amazing Captain America.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) marked a whole generation, and also started a new chapter of the Marvel Universe in cinema. This scene is very exciting, because it appears one of the most fantastic places in New York and because it shows us the beginning of one of the best Marvel stories in cinema.
Another great scene, one of Spiderman’s most epic: Homecoming (2017) takes place on Coney Island, and is the scene of the final battle between Spiderman and Vulture, a fantastic fight where you can see the ingenuity of young Peter Parker and his strength.
At the back of the battle is the giant wheel of Coney Island, undoubtedly one of the most famous places in New York City.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing Meadows has appeared in several films, including Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). In this film we see the New York Exposition in 1942 and there appears Captain America walking, in the background are the Towers and the Unisphere of Flushing Meadows Park.
Bethesda Terrace – Central Park
The iconic Bethesda Terrace fountain appears in the final scenes of The Avengers (2021), there we see the Avengers gathered in front of the famous Central Park fountain waiting while Thor takes Loki to jail.
This fountain is an epic place, appears in many movies and series, and is one of the most beautiful places you can find in Central Park.
George Washington Bridge
The George Washington Bridge appears in Dr. Strange (2016), in the scene where we see Dr. Stephen Strange in his car crossing the bridge, a few moments before the accident that would lead him to become the magnificent Dr. Strange, one of the most incredible characters we can find in the Marvel Universe.