Atlanta people and places

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

8 things we learned at Atlanta’s #Fast8 screening

6:44 am Apr. 14, 2017

“Fate of the Furious, ” No. 8 in the high-speed “Fast and the Furious” franchise, is out today. As it filmed largely in Atlanta it was fitting that an exclusive sneak peek was held here.

Here’s some intel we picked up:

1. Ludacris’ first ride was a Plymouth Reliant that he bought for $500 from a teacher. “It had a messed up waxed job on it and everything, but I was so

Will Packer to produce movie about African Queen Amanirenas

6:46 am Apr. 13, 2017

Atlanta super producer Will Packer’s next project: “Warrior Queen,” based on the true life story of Queen Amanirenas, who ruled from 40 to 10 BC over the Kush Kingdom of Nubia.

The brave warrior was blind in one eye, according to the BBC’s Story of Africa, which includes this quote from Osama Abdel Meguid, director of the Nubian Museum in Aswan:

“Nubia was the meeting place of the Mediterranean and African civilisation.