Ant-Man sequel films Georgia as Buenos Aires
Marvel’s superhero sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp has filmed scenes in Georgia’s coastal city of Savannah, using it as a stand-in for Buenos Aires.
Ant-Man follows the adventures of Paul Rudd’s scientist Scott Lang, who can shrink himself to the size of the eponymous insect. The sequel sees Lang join forces with Evangeline Lily’s character the Wasp.
Like most of Marvel’s recent movies, production is based at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Marvel decided to remain local to Georgia for Ant-Man scenes set in Argentina in the 1980s.
“We did have specific needs architecturally for the period of the movie and most of our filming has been in Atlanta (so far), but we wanted to stay in Georgia because we love the state,” said Charles Newirth, a producer on the Ant-Man sequel, in comments to local media outlet Savannah Now.
“Beyond that, we thought Savannah has a much different menu of architectural choices – which it does – and there is so much fantastic history here.”
A high street near the Savannah River was dressed to look like Buenos Aires earlier this week.
Marvel has occasionally built overseas locations in and around Atlanta, with previous sets having included a Nigerian marketplace for Captain America: Civil War.
Georgia’s production industry is based in Atlanta, but Savannah is sometimes used as an additional location for big-budget shoots.
Among the highest-profile of recent years has been the movie version of Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, which used the city partly as a double for its Florida setting.
See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Georgia.
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