The cast and crew of Spider-Man: No Way Home have good things to say about the city of Atlanta in a new behind-the-scenes video released by Marvel.
A new behind-the-scenes video has the cast and crew of Spider-Man: No Way Home praising the city of Atlanta, the location where much of the filming took place. The third installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man trilogy has been a massive success, receiving critical acclaim while also breaking box office records. No Way Home became the first film to surpass $1 billion worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic era, and domestically, the film represents 12 percent of the $4.45 billion overall domestic total for 2021.
The hype surrounding No Way Home rides on the film’s exploration of the multiverse, which opened the door for characters from past Spider-Man movies, namely those directed by Sam Raimi and Marc Webb, to join the MCU. Audiences walked into theaters knowing for sure that villains like Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus and Jamie Foxx’s Electro would be squaring off against current Spider-Man, Tom Holland. But the real question on everyone’s minds was whether previous Spider-Man actors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, would also be back to don the spandex once more. Of course, those who’ve seen the movie already know the answer.
Regardless of the actor playing him, a key element to the character of Peter Parker is his identity as a New Yorker, who hails from the borough of Queens. Like most Spider-Man films, New York City once again serves as the setting for No Way Home. However, much of the production actually took place in Atlanta, Georgia. In a behind-the-scenes video released by Marvel, cast and crew were effusive about the Peach State’s hospitality, particularly its arsenal of resources like sound stages, equipment, and vendors. Producer Amy Pascal went on to say that audiences watching the film “won’t know that it’s not in New York when you see it.” Check out the full video below:
The No Way Home crew’s love for Atlanta is no surprise. Georgia has been a popular filmmaking spot for years due to the state’s generous incentives for moviemakers. In 2019, Georgia handed out $870 million in subsidies to film and TV productions, an investment that hence translated into economic benefit for the state. The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced in 2021 that film productions pumped $4 billion in direct spending into the economy, even amid setbacks brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spider-Man: No Way Home audiences probably caught sight of the Georgia Peach logo scrolling by while waiting for the post-credits scene, and the cast and crew are clearly proud of it. Whether or not Atlanta can be deemed the new Hollywood is up to time to decide. Nonetheless, when it comes to being a film-friendly state, Georgia certainly knows what it’s doing.
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