Dark Phoenix spent nearly $200m in Quebec

Superhero sequel X-Men: Dark Phoenix spent nearly C$200m on production in Quebec in eastern Canada.

Superhero sequel X-Men: Dark Phoenix spent nearly C$200m on production in Quebec in eastern Canada.

Almost C$80m went on local wages and more than C$72m was spent on local goods and services, including nearly C$30m on equipment rental and C$3.4m on hotel nights.

Montreal is also a North American hub for visual effects and indeed the Dark Phoenix shoot included a C$40m regional spend on post-production work.

The figures were released by Motion Picture Association Canada.

“This is the third time Fox has produced an X-Men film in Quebec,” said Steve Freedman, senior vice president of production at 20th Century Fox.

“Filming in and around Montreal, we have always had access to incredible local talent, creative artists and crews, as well as great shooting locations, world-class stages and visual effects studios.”

Dark Phoenix is being marketed as the concluding chapter of the standalone X-Men saga that began nearly 20 years ago and has comprised a dozen separate films.

Characters from the X-Men story world could now be folded into the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the corporate merger between respective rights holders Disney and 20th Century Fox.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Quebec.

Dark Phoenix spent nearly $200m in Quebec
Dark Phoenix
Dark Phoenix spent nearly $200m in Quebec
Dark Phoenix

Superhero sequel X-Men: Dark Phoenix spent nearly C$200m on production in Quebec in eastern Canada.

Almost C$80m went on local wages and more than C$72m was spent on local goods and services, including nearly C$30m on equipment rental and C$3.4m on hotel nights.

Montreal is also a North American hub for visual effects and indeed the Dark Phoenix shoot included a C$40m regional spend on post-production work.

The figures were released by Motion Picture Association Canada.

“This is the third time Fox has produced an X-Men film in Quebec,” said Steve Freedman, senior vice president of production at 20th Century Fox.

“Filming in and around Montreal, we have always had access to incredible local talent, creative artists and crews, as well as great shooting locations, world-class stages and visual effects studios.”

Dark Phoenix is being marketed as the concluding chapter of the standalone X-Men saga that began nearly 20 years ago and has comprised a dozen separate films.

Characters from the X-Men story world could now be folded into the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the corporate merger between respective rights holders Disney and 20th Century Fox.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Quebec.

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