Mayor Frank Jackson and Ohio Gov. John Kasich have announced that Joss Whedon’s The Avengers will be shot in Cleveland, Ohio:
Gov. John Kasich announced that the upcoming Marvel movie featuring the superhero team The Avengers, scheduled for a 2012 release, will be filmed in Cleveland.
He made the announcement before Mayor Frank Jackson’s State of the City address this afternoon at the City Club.
“I’m really pleased that the city is going to get this movie,” he said. “It’s fantastic. It required quick and hard work between the community here and the state of Ohio, something that hasn’t always happened. We won another one from Michigan. I’m thrilled we are going to have this here. I’m just bucking for a part as Governator 2.”
The film was originally suppose to shoot in Detroit, Michigan, but was moved to Cleveland after Michigan’s governor announced plans to eliminate the tax credits.
The Avengers is scheduled to hit theaters on May 4, 2012.