Roof Chase | MCU Location Scout

That’s it. Just a little bit further.

Mark, now in the guise of Moon Knight leads the demonic Jackal, away from innocent bystanders across London’s rooftops.

This entire sequence mixes set pieces (from soundstages) and the London skyline, with visual effects to combine it into an effective chase sequence.

These first images (below) of rooftops are most likely studio sets built at the soundstages at Origo Studios in Budapest, Hungary. London landmarks are visible in the background plates of these shots, including St Paul’s Cathedral in the third image below, just before he jumps across the street. The building he’s on appears to be based off the west side of the Bank of America building on King Edward St, London. But geography is a little wonky as one of the domes from The Ned (a hotel, which is located by the other domed building on Cornhill mentioned below) is seen after he drops to the roof and before he starts his long run.

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Moon Knight then jumps over Newgate Street (header image above). The Viaduct Tavern’s hanging sign can be seen on the bottom left and the Sky Garden tower is visible in between the two rows of buildings. It’s the one with the red light on top. This street jump makes sense with the location of the previous roof run. But when he lands, he’s blocks away!

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In the next sequence, he lands on the edge of a building, with a columnar building visible behind him. That appears to be the Royal Exchange building (at Cornhill and Threadneedle in London). This makes sense, as the building he’s climbing onto, with the clock in the dome is located at 1 Cornhill in London. The street to the left seems to be part of the geography, but 1 Cornhill has had at least a balcony added to it, and a whole new set of streets (plus the Thames) added on the right.

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Moon Knight runs across a long building silhouetted by the moon, with the Cornhill dome digitally added to the left hand side. This appears to be based on a building just off Lower Thames St in Billingsgate.

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As he nears the end of this second building, the Tower of London can be seen lit up directly in front of him. It’s a little bit of a cheat from the previous building, but the churchyard he winds up in after leaping from the roof might have been intended to be All Hallow’s by the Tower.

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(Moon Knight S01E02, 2022)

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