‘Captain Marvel’ Will Receive California Tax Credits

Captain Marvel

THR reports that Captain Marvel will be the first Marvel Studios film to be shot primarily in California since Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Captain Marvel will be among those selected to receive tax credits under California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program 2.0. While most Marvel projects have been shot Georgia, with England and Australia also serving as shooting locations, Captain Marvel will be one of three big-budget productions to benefit from the states newest round of tax credits.

The tax credits will allocate approximately $68 million to eight independent and studio productions.

Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito commented on the tax incentives as part of the announcement:

“Our headquarters and postproduction facilities are in California, so it’s very exciting to be able to film Captain Marvel here in our home state thanks to this California tax credit.  As a result, not only will we be able to streamline our production process for this and other films we’re working on concurrently, but we’ll have more time to spend with our families.”

California Film Commission executive director Amy Lemisch added:

“With the three we’ve added today, a total of six big-budget films have been lured to California thanks to Program 2.0. Such films are a [primary] target for the tax credit program because they can bring significant jobs and spending to rehgions across the state.”

According to the trade, the state has projected that the film projects included in the latest round of tax credits will employ more than 2,600 cast and crew members.

Few details on the plot for Captain Marvel are currently known, though it was recently revealed that the film will be set in the 90s and will introduce the Skrulls to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Captain Marvel will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and will star Brie Larson as the titular heroine. The script has been written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Oscar nominee Meg LeFauve (Inside Out).

Captain Marvel is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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