Captain Marvel looks like it could be filming in Louisiana, as Marvel Studios gears up for production on its first female-fronted movie. The film will star Brie Larson as Captain Marvel (also known as Carol Danvers, a fighter-pilot-turned-superhero). Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Meg LeFauve, and Nicole Perlman have written the script, with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck lined up as the directors.
As Captain Marvel’s February 2018 production start date nears, the film’s cast is starting to come together. Ben Mendelsohn – reteaming with the directors after Mississippi Grind - is believed to be playing a villainous role, although he has been dodging questions about his character and the exact specifics of his involvement. Meanwhile, Jude Law is said to be circling the role of Dr. Walker Lawson (also known as Mar-Vell, the superhero predecessor of Larson’s character). Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury is involved in the story, as well.
And now, it appears that Marvel is scouting for locations in which to assemble this impressive cast. Omega Underground has shared a rumor, claiming that Marvel has been searching for locations in and around the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with a view to shoot select Captain Marvel scenes there. There are numerous military bases and airfields in the area that could fit Carol Danvers’ fighter pilot origin story.
Filming in Baton Rouge comes with tax incentives, which are always attractive to big studios. Captain Marvel’s base of production operations already moved from Atlanta to California in order to save money for the studio by utilizing a different set of incentives. It makes sense, then, for some filming to take place in Baton Rouge for similar cash-based purposes.
However, it’s worth remembering that major movies often include multiple location shoots in different spots around the world. Avengers: Infinity War, for example, shot scenes in Queens, Scotland, England, and Atlanta. Even though Captain Marvel is based in Los Angeles and purportedly planning a trip to Baton Rouge, there could well be numerous other locations featured in the film’s production schedule.
Marvel’s location scouts will want to keep an eye out for period-appropriate buildings during their search. After all, the Captain Marvel movie is set in the 1990s. The production will need to avoid any particularly modern-looking buildings, which should be a fun challenge for the team.
As more Captain Marvel production updates come to light, you can expect to find them right here on Screen Rant.
Source: Omega Underground
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