California has a weird history with the film industry. While the myth that if you want to make it in film, you need to come out to Hollywood. It has not been that way for quite some time. You will hear the words “runaway production” or “tax credits” as the main reason major studios are leaving California to film in places that are cheaper like Atlanta, Georgia for Marvel Studios.
Hollywood has increasing become the place of taxes and the local government feel that if you are filming a movie here, you can afford all the taxes the city wants. Los Angeles learned the hard way that you cannot do that when you are dealing with businesses. Recently, the California Film Commission began offering the Film & TV Tax Credit Program. This was one of the primary reasons the Fox series Lucifier will shoot their new season in Los Angeles, as will Marvel’s Captain Marvel, according to The Wrap
Since Ant-Man, Marvel has been filming primarily at Pinewood Atlanta Studios and will continue filming there. However, 2019’s Captain Marvel will be the first Marvel film in a long time to film in California.
“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.