Rumors that Marvel’s Spider-Man reboot is set to film right here in Atlanta have been confirmed by the actor behind the mask himself.
Tom Holland, the latest incarnation of the superhero, recently spoke to superherohype.com about his newest and biggest role. During the talk, the actor confirmed that his first film as Spider-Man will indeed shoot in Atlanta.
“We’re shooting in Atlanta for most of it, because they have studios there and I think it’s cheaper to build a New York set than it is to shoot here, because it’s going to be very expensive. We probably will end up here (in New York) for one week or two,” the actor told the site.
Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield previously played the web-slinger in films, and Holland beat out young stars like Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game), Charlie Rowe (Red Band Society), Judah Lewis (Demolition), Charlie Plummer (Boardwalk Empire) and Matthew Lintz (Pixels) for the role.
The decision to film in Atlanta falls in line with Marvel’s alleged deal to film its next few movies at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is preparing to shoot in the city, and both Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War already have.
Fans can look out for Holland’s first appearance as Spidey in a Captain America: Civil War cameo, heading to theaters May 6, 2016.
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