Action sequence for Captain America 2 filmed in Cleveland.
CLEVELAND -- Filming for Captain America 2 is underway in Cleveland and it started with a bang.
An action sequence involving gunfire was filmed Monday in downtown Cleveland. According to entertainment reports, "Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier" is transforming Cleveland into Washington D.C. for the blockbuster.
Photos: "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" films in Cleveland
The film crew will be here through June. It's not clear yet what stars will be in town for the filming or when.
Spotted on the set Monday was Samuel L. Jackson's character, Nick Fury.
Chris Evans stars in the sequel as Captain America.
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Throughout the weekend, crews closed several roads in preparation for production.
Now through May 25:
- Rockwell Avenue is closed between E. 9th Street and West Mall Drive. Suggested alternate route is Superior Avenue.
- E. 6th Street is closed between Superior Avenue and St. Clair. Suggested alternate route is E. 9th Street.
Many additional road closures are slated through June 28 (weather permitting). The biggest closure is the complete blockage of Cleveland's West Shoreway, which will be blocked in each direction from Lake Avenue to E. 9th Street from May 30 through June 14.
It's unclear if any of the film's stars have arrived in town.
While Cleveland doubled as New York City in the "Avengers" when several scenes were shot here in 2011, reports suggest the city will stand in for Washington D.C. this time around.
Photos: "Avengers" production in Cleveland
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" -- which is slated for nationwide release on April 4, 2014 -- will pick up where "The Avengers" left off as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world.