‘Spider-Man 3’ Stirring Up Controversy, Using Closed Schools for Filming

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Marvel fans cannot wait for the upcoming Spider-Man film, though it is now stirring up a bit of controversy amongst some Atlanta parents.

It wasn’t long ago, Holland shared that production has begun on the upcoming Marvel film, which has now already started shooting in Atlanta. In addition, Holland recently shared a behind-the-scenes video of him in his costume to get followers pumped up. Now, the upcoming Marvel film is upsetting some parents within the Atlanta area.

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Credit: Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios’ production is now stirring up controversy with local Atlanta parents as they are currently utilizing two of the schools for principal photography, despite the schools being closed to students for over eight months due to the current pandemic.

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Like several other cities and states, the Atlanta Public Schools system shut down their schools in March and went fully remote due to the current coronavirus pandemic. Now, as the new school year begins, students remain taking their classes online while Marvel uses the schools for principal photography for the upcoming Spider-Man film. It is important to note that Spider-Man 3 was approved to use both Atlanta’s Fredrick Douglass High School and Henry W. Grady High School earlier in the year.

Spider-Man 3
Credit: Marvel Studios

ComicBook reports that the Atlanta Journal-Constitution states the Marvel Studios location manager, Ian Easterbrook, offered the Atlanta school system a total of $50,000 to film within the schools. “I know that APS is currently not accepting filming applications due to the COVID pandemic, and I know that filming a new movie quickly falls to the bottom of the priority list,” Easterbrook’s e-mail read. But he went on to explain how the movie has “unique and very time-sensitive” circumstances, which is why he offered them $50,000 to film. He also made note that the schools were “vital to the success of this next film.”

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It is also important to note that the report says filming will only take place one day at each location, however, they must set-up and break-down the set so two additional days must be taken into account.

Unfortunately, we don’t have much other information regarding the upcoming Spider-Man film, including a title, which is why it is currently being referred to as Spider-Man 3.  Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get information regarding the upcoming MCU film.

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