Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is one of eight films which has been awarded incentive tax credits from the California state government to film in the state. As first reported by Deadline, the 2019 movie will receive $20,756,000 in tax credits and be the first Marvel Studios project to film primary in California since 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
“Our headquarters and post-production 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,” said Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito. “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.”
In recent years, Marvel Studios has filmed much of its movie output in Georgia, thanks in part due to tax incentives given out by that state.
In total, the California Film Commission awarded $68 million to 8 projects, out of 92 applicants. Although it doesn’t give a breakdown by film, the CFC expects the 8 incentivized projects to create more than 2600 jobs and inject $385m into the state’s economy.
Capain Marvel is scheduled to open in theaters March 8, 2019.
The Captain Marvel Movie Story
Speaking with IGN, Kevin Feige revealed the great Kree-Skrull War will factor heavily into the plot of Captain Marvel:
“There’s an entire section of our comics that deal with the Kree/Skrull War and we haven’t tapped into that at all. And we thought that would be an amazing, huge portion of mythology to belong to Captain Marvel.”
In the comics, the vast storyarc built around the interstellar war between the Kree and the Skrulls (who will be the main antagonists of the movie) detailed how the battle nearly bubbled over onto Earth, forcing the Avengers and a host of Marvel heroes to step in to keep Earth from getting destroyed in the intergalactic crossfire.