Marvel Tried to Keep San Francisco Filming Under Wraps

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If there is one thing that Marvel fans can count on, it is that few companies are better at keeping a secret than the superhero company. Fans will never really know what is happening in the Marvel Cinematic Universe until the powers-that-be at Marvel choose to tell them. Most recently, Marvel revealed that a super-villain would be returning to the new film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — to everyone’s complete shock.

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Because there is so much that goes into the marking of epic superhero films, preparation for the film begins years before the release date — especially when a company like Marvel releases its entire slate for years down the road. One of the upcoming films on Marvel’s calendar is the highly-anticipated third installment of the Ant-Man franchise — which will be called Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

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It appears that production on the film is moving full steam ahead, with a crew recently spotted in San Francisco. Even though the crew tried to keep things under wraps, they are working on a major Marvel film, so keeping actual filming a secret would have been nearly impossible. San Francisco Chronicle (SFGate) first reported on the news.

The San Francisco Film Commission confirmed the “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” shoot took place at Central Police Station at 766 Vallejo St. in North Beach. 

Filming under Pym Productions — Hank Pym is a character in the film — the production captured shots of the police station exterior and downtown San Francisco, according to the filming permit. It also filmed plate shots — meaning images of the background sans subjects — of the interior of the police station and captured the view looking outward from the building. 

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Other than the fact that it will take place partly in San Francisco, very little is known about what the film’s premise will be — a detail that Marvel is keeping deep under wraps. However, the executive director of the San Francisco Film Commission did verify that filming would take place in San Francisco again sometime in the new year.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will star Paul Rudd, reprising his role as Scott Lang AKA Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne AKA The Wasp, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne — all reprising their roles. The film is scheduled to be released on February 17, 2023.

Will you be seeing Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania when it comes out in theaters? Let us know in the comments!

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