“Spider-Man” Shifts Production To New York

Filming on Sony and Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker, has been based out of Pinewood Studios in Atlanta for a few months now with the odd dash of filming around the streets of the Georgian city.

That’s over though as the production has packed up and has moved full time to New York itself for the last part of the film shoot. Holland, director Jon Watts and co-star Jacob Batalon have all shared on social media the news of their heading to NYC for the final bit of Spidey filming with several more weeks of principal photography left to complete.

Holland will be back in Atlanta soon though to begin production on “Avengers: Infinity War”. It was also revealed this weekend that the British actor is in filmmaker J.A. Bayona’s fantastical and touching cancer drama “A Monster Calls”.

The film sees a young boy named Conor (Lewis MacDougall) struggling with bullies and his mother’s terminal illness. He conjures a monster in the form of a giant yew tree, who tells the boy fables intended to help him cope. Liam Neeson provides the voice of the character, but Bayona tells THR that Holland was the stand-in on the set for the monster.

Holland’s presence reportedly proved very useful to MacDougall, and though he is not listed among the cast in the end credits his contribution is acknowledged in the film’s thanks to section. The job was done as a favor to Bayona who gave Holland his start with the 2012 tsunami drama “The Impossible” which was filmed when the actor was just sixteen.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” opens on July 7th.

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