Where Was ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Filmed?
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is the latest Marvel series to hit Disney+. It follows American superheroes Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) as they take on an anti-patriot organization called the Flag-Smashers. The show takes the duo on a globe-trotting adventure through various landscapes. And it has fans wondering where The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was filmed.
Most of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ was filmed in Atlanta
Like the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s previous Disney+ installment, WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was primarily filmed in Atlanta, Georgia. According to Atlanta Magazine, production began in November 2019.
The show was filmed in multiple locations around the city, including Fulton County Airport-Brown Field and near Jimmy Carter Boulevard and I-85. And in December 2019, the crew created a large set in the downtown Griffin area.
The COVID-19 pandemic paused production in early 2020. But the series resumed filming in Atlanta a few months later, in September.
Parts of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ were shot in Prague and Puerto Rico
Most of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was filmed in Atlanta, parts of the series were shot in Prague. The cast and crew were actually in the Eastern European city when the pandemic shut everything down.
“Prague. What a city. We’ve been shooting #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier and experiencing one of the most beautiful cities in the world filled with the most wonderful and welcoming people,” Stan revealed in a March 2020 Instagram post. “Now we are being sent home. Too soon. Prague, you’re gonna be in my thoughts for a long time. Thank you. Will be back. Thinking of you #BuckytakesEurope.”
According to the Prague Reporter, the series resumed filming in Prague in October 2020. The city’s Letná Park was used as a base for production and housed a temporary COVID-19 testing facility for the cast and crew.
Some of the series’ early scenes were filmed in Puerto Rico. But production there was cut short because of two earthquakes.
The showrunners didn’t let the shutdown hinder production
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was initially scheduled for an August 2020 release. But due to the pandemic, the premiere was pushed back to March 2021. Packing up in the middle of shooting couldn’t have been easy, but director Kari Skogland said she used the opportunity to perfect post-production.
“What really was exciting was that once we were shut down through COVID-19 , we didn’t skip a beat,” Skogland said, as reported by D23. “[We] went straight into post production and were able to continue editing and really sharpening the pencil.”
“What was terrific about it was that it sort of turned into a weird opportunity that while the world was changing, we were also able to sharpen our focus,” she added. “So when we went back, we really knew what we were going for, what we were shooting to finalize the change in the series.”