It seems like Marvel Studios’ upcoming project, Captain Marvel, is not losing any steam, as more details about it continue to roll out. The Wrap has revealed that the film’s primary shooting location will be in California, as the film will be one of only three films with a budget higher than $75 million that will receive a tax credit from the state. The film was among 92 films that applied for the tax breaks from June 27 to July 8. This California shoot will be a rare departure from their current production home turf in Atlanta. Marvel Studios’ co-president Louis D’Esposito shared his excitement about the upcoming production:
Our headquarters and postproduction facilities are in California, so it’s very exciting to be able to film ‘Captain Marvel’ here in our home state thanks to this California tax credit. As a result, not only will we be able to streamline our production process for this and other films we’re working on concurrently, but we’ll have more time to spend with our families.
Walt Disney has some history with filming on location in California. Ava DuVernay‘s A Wrinkle in Time got a tax credit of $85 million in qualified spendings from the restructured Film & TV Tax Credit Program. Marvel Studios has also filmed at this location once before, as it was also where the shoot for Captain America: The Winter Soldier primarily took place. This year, eight films will receive a share of $68 million in tax credits with Captain Marvel leading the pack. This does not confirm that the story surrounding Carol Danvers will take place in California, as normally they use one city as a substitute for another, but given the revealed storyline, it will be interesting to see if the Skrull-Kree war will also take place on earth. Maybe S.H.I.E.L.D. found a way to keep it a secret all these years, but anything is possible given their knack for keeping things on the down low.
What are your thoughts on them filming in California? Any landmarks you hope will make it into the film?
Source: The Wrap