Marvel Would Love To Shoot Blockbuster Films In California, But Tax Incentives Big Part of Why They’re Not

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With on-location film production in Los Angeles recently dropping to a five-year low, the California Film Commission might want to consider clearing a future Marvel production for a tax credit.

Speaking to reporters Monday at a Marvel Studios tour, the brand’s president Kevin Feige said: “We all work here [in California]. We’d love to make movies here. We made a handful of the early movies here, we hope to make some [here].” But he said the state’s film incentives are “a big part” of why Marvel’s shoots aren’t planted in the Golden State. “If you ask any business person, they would say that’s the biggest part of it,” he added.

Pinewood Atlanta Studios recently has been home to a number of Marvel productions including Black Panther, which is wrapping in the next day; previous shoots Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War; and current productions Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel and the upcoming Ant-Man and The Wasp. Currently in pre-production, but with a director soon to be announced, is Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson, which is eyeing a February start date.

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