Atlanta people and places

Comic actor JB Smoove is having more fun than anybody at Super Bowl opening night 

9:57 pm Jan. 30, 2017

HOUSTON – Falcons and Patriots players, media pundits and fancy sports figures are all here at Minute Maid Park for Super Bowl Opening Night.

Dedicated fans eager for a glimpse of (and perhaps a selfie with?) their sports heroes have filed into the stands while journalists mill around trying for a word with this guy or that. A concert and fireworks are coming next and judging from the vat of earplugs

Donald Glover thanks Atlanta after “Atlanta” wins Golden Globe

9:27 pm Jan. 8, 2017

The Golden Globe goes to “Atlanta.”

And the thanks goes to Atlanta.

The FX series’ creator and star Donald Glover gave a shout-out to the ATL upon accepting the award for Best Television Series Comedy or Musical. He later picked up his own trophy for Best Actor In A Comedy Series.

“I really want to thank Atlanta and all the black folks in Atlanta, just for being alive, just for being amazing people,” he said.

Here’s the trailer for Atlanta-filmed “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

5:53 am Dec. 9, 2016

Marvel’s latest Atlanta-filmed project stars Tom Holland in the title role. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” was headquartered at Pinewood Studios like “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” before it.

Spidey filmed at locations including a downtown street right around the corner from where a key “Captain America: Civil War” scene filmed and at Grady High School.

The movie is due out July 7 and the first trailer has just been released. Can you spot Atlanta?


“Jumanji” with Kevin Hart, Jack Black and The Rock wraps in Atlanta

1:17 pm Dec. 8, 2016

The new “Jumanji” reboot with Kevin Hart, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Nick Jonas, Jack Black and Karen Gillan and a host of others has wrapped filming in Atlanta. The project started work in Hawaii before heading here.

“We had an amazing time. I think we really made something special,” said The Rock during a farewell speech. “Thank you so much.”

Black gave a shout out to some of the folks behind the camera:


Angela Bassett joins the cast of Marvel’s “Black Panther”

3:40 am Nov. 22, 2016

Angela Bassett has signed on to join the cast of “Black Panther,” among the slew of Marvel movies to film in Atlanta, the studio announced.

She will play Ramonda, mother of T’Challa, aka Black Panther. Chadwick Boseman stars in the title role. His character debuted in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” which also filmed in Atlanta. (Other Marvel projects that have filmed here or will include “Ant-Man,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Guardians of

Open casting call for Marvel’s “Black Panther” with Chadwick Boseman this weekend

7:33 am Nov. 3, 2016

Marvel’s upcoming “Black Panther,” with Chadwick Boseman in the title role, will film in Atlanta from January through May 2017, as Marvel projects “Ant-Man,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Captain America: Civil War” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” have previously. An open casting call for “Black Panther” extras is planned for this weekend.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the OFS facility, 6305 Crescent Drive NW in Norcross.