Atlanta people and places

Robert Downey Jr. invites you to visit the “Avengers” set in Atlanta

7:31 am May. 10, 2017

Robert Downey Jr. is back in Atlanta for the filming of Marvel’s next two “Avengers” movies and would love for you to run down and visit.

“I’m set ready,” he says in a clip posted on his Instagram page. “Are you?”

MORE: That time RDJ showed up at the Buckhead Diner rocking his fanny pack

“Captain America” stars cheer on the Atlanta Hawks

Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans spotted

“Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2” spent more than $100M in Georgia

5:12 am May. 5, 2017

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2,” which filmed mostly at the Pinewood Studios Atlanta facility in Fayette County, is out today.

Chris Pratt is back in his title role as Peter Quill /Star-Lord and joining the rest of the gang this go-round is Kurt Russell, introduced as Peter’s dear ole dad.

Given its CGI-heavy nature you probably won’t recognize metro Atlanta (except for some street scenes shot in Cartersville) but who

Meet Oprah’s adorable young “Henrietta Lacks” co-star

8:12 am Apr. 20, 2017

Jaylon Gordon plays Oprah Winfrey’s grandson in the HBO adaptation of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” The television movie filmed largely in metro Atlanta and debuts at 8 p.m. Saturday.

“It was an amazing opportunity,” he said. “She’s nice, she’s humble. She just has a heart of gold.”

Jaylon’s brother Johnnie, also an actor, has been seen in projects including “A Christmas Blessing.”

We got a moment with these two talented guys the

Marvel would love to film in Hollywood but keeps filming in Atlanta instead

4:39 pm Apr. 18, 2017

Marvel would love to film its superhero blockbusters in Hollywood but keeps filming in Atlanta instead.

The reason why is simple. It’s much less expensive to film here, thanks to Georgia’s film-friendly tax policies.

“If you ask any business person, they would say that’s the biggest part of it,” brand president Kevin Feige told reporters during a tour of Marvel Studios’ California facility, Deadline reported.

“We’d love to make movies (in Hollywood),” he continued.

James Gunn will write, direct “Guardians of the Galaxy 3”

11:22 am Apr. 18, 2017

“Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2” isn’t even out yet but fans can rejoice at some exciting news: there will be a threequel.

“I’m returning to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” director James Gunn said in an expansive social media post. (The entire thing is below).

GG2 filmed at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios facility in Fayette County; presumably GG3 will shoot here as well.


“Fast 8” has a record-breaking opening weekend at the box office

8:05 am Apr. 17, 2017

Atlanta-filmed “Fate of the Furious,” the eighth in the high-speed, high-performing “Fast and the Furious” series, zoomed to the top of the box office charts in its opening weekend. ”

With a haul exceeding $500 million, the action movie directed by F. Gary Gray left the previous record holder, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” in the proverbial rearview window.

“Thank you for the support,” Gray posted via social media.

“Grateful, humbled and

Keshia Knight Pulliam wants more children

9:18 am Apr. 5, 2017

New mom Keshia Knight Pulliam is ready for more children.

“I love being a mom. It’s the greatest title, the greatest job I’ve ever had and I’m looking forward to doing it again,” she said during a quick interview Tuesday at the red-carpet screening of Atlanta-filmed “Fate of the Furious.”

“Mama’s out on the town! It’s just nice not to have throw-up in my hair today,” she joked.

It’s been a busy and at times

Is Chris Evans’ gig as Marvel’s “Captain America” over?

7:27 am Apr. 3, 2017

Chris Evans starred in the title role of Atlanta-filmed “Captain America: Civil War” and will be back soon for the next two Marvel movies to film here, “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Whatever Title They Come Up With.”

But after that, he might be hanging up his shield for good.

“My contract is up,” he said during a visit to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

We’re guessing the suits at Marvel might be thinking