For the past few years, Marvel Studios has made Pinewood Atlanta Studios its unofficial home, with blockbusters such as Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther and more all heading to the Georgia capital for principal photography. However, 2019's Captain Marvel will buck the trend by heading to the West Coast, with the majority of the film being shot in California.
According to The Wrap, The California Film Commission announced that Captain Marvel was at the forefront of a list of eight films that will receive a share of $68 million in tax credits that are part of the state's Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0. But while tax credits are certainly a motivating factor in the studio's decision to shoot primarily in California, it also makes sense from a logistics perspective.
“Our headquarters and post-production 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,” Marvel Studios Co-President Louis D’Esposito said in a statement. “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.”
Captain Marvel is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck with a script by Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve. The film will star Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, as well as Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, and is scheduled to arrive in theaters on March 8, 2019.