New Spider-Man movie filming in Atlanta
New superhero film Spider-Man: Homecoming has started shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, continuing Marvel’s long-term residence in the southern US city.
The Spider-Man franchise is being re-launched by Hollywood studios Marvel and Sony following the underwhelming performance of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 back in 2014.
British actor Tom Holland is taking over from Andrew Garfield as the web-slinging teen hero and made his debut in a cameo appearance in Captain America: Civil War (pictured).
Studio work on Spider-Man: Homecoming will be based at Pinewood Atlanta Studios but the story will still be set in New York. The shoot follows on from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, which wrapped at the facility last week.
Georgia was among the most popular filming locations for big-budget US feature films in 2015, with Louisiana and the UK being its main competitors, according to a new study from Film LA.
"I think next year will be even bigger," said Lee Thomas, deputy commissioner of the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office, in comments to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
"I think we're still climbing. I don't think we'll be able to replicate the climb over the past eight years in the coming year, but as long as we keep growing steadily, as long as we keep deepening the crew base and growing the infrastructure, I think we're on a great path."
California hosted the most US productions in 2015, but failed to attract any live-action features with budgets over $100m for long-term filming, mainly because its incentive programme focuses most of its resources on TV.
Atlanta looks set to continue its relationship with Marvel, with producers also planning to shoot back-to-back Avengers sequels and Black Panther in the city over the next year.
For more on filming in Georgia see our production guide.
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