‘The Avengers’ Pulls Production Out of Detroit

Other films lined-up to shoot in Michigan may follow suit after the governor proposes a cut in film incentives for the state.
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‘The Avengers’ Pulls Production Out of Detroit

The Avengers will no longer shoot in Detroit Marvel Studios is pulling The Avengers out of Detroit after Governor Rick Snyder introduced his new budget proposal for film incentives in the state of Michigan.

The Avengers was to be partially shot in Detroit this summer, but the studio has decided to not wait around in case Rick Snyder's proposal goes through, which would eliminate the current film tax incentive in Michigan, and would instead call for $25 million in each of the next two years for future movie projects.

Other studios are following suit, either by holding off their plans to shoot in the area, or changing their locations all together and moving to a different state. The Avengers was all set to shoot in and around Detroit, but when producers couldn't get confirmation that they would still qualify for the current incentives, they quickly made other plans.

Detroit location scout Tom Moisides, who recently working on Real Steel, had been with the project since November, and was in the process of securing contracts for a number of local hotels, office spaces, warehouse units, construction shops, and mills. He was laid off this past Saturday, told that his services on The Avengers were no longer needed.

It isn't clear how much of The Avengers was set to be shot in Detroit. Principle photography is set to start this spring in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A new location for The Avengers has not yet been announced, but it is possibly that the entire movie will remain in the Albuquerque area.

Marvel's The Avengers was released May 4th, 2012.

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  • bud2fresh • 4 years ago

    Not like there holding up production or anyrhing.On to the next as they say.

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    • Kinetic • 4 years ago

      I thought that they were going to be filming in NY too?

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      • avalanche • 4 years ago

        this is NOT what my city needs :-( leave it to my state to F up something sooo good for itself

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        • narrator • 4 years ago

          @daveactor7, I think of The Bourne Ultimatum and Spider-Man 2 when I think of your city. That should make you feel better. :)

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          • matthew-lausmann • 4 years ago

            Nice Try But No!!

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            • dan1 • 4 years ago

              @daveactor7 Although I just looked up the first Spider-Man on Wiki. Apparently not as much actual filming occurred in New York as I thought. A lot of substituting.

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              • daveactor7 • 4 years ago

                @dan1 screw ya! lmao :P

                I think of Independence Day because of the epic pwnage we received -_-

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                • dan1 • 4 years ago

                  @daveactor7 When I think of your town, I think of the movie KIDS lol. Not a good image :P

                  Or Spider-Man. Those 2 movies come to mind immediately before any others for some reason.

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                  • daveactor7 • 4 years ago

                    @Shnoop well I have never been to Chicago or Detroit. To me, I always think of "Robocop" whenever I hear of Detroit and I think of "The Dark Knight" when I hear Chicago. They're fine the way they are.

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                    • dan1 • 4 years ago

                      @ledouchee A legitimate point. Chicago *has* been rockin' the Hollywood scene for a few years now, and will prob continue to do so. I used to work downtown, and loved it for the most part, it's architecturally pleasing, and certainly has a cinematic value to it.

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                      • ledouchee • 4 years ago

                        @dan1 yeah Chicago does have it's bad places. I'm just saying, if some Hollywood studio wants to set up camp in your town for a few weeks, pump millions into your economy, especially if you've been on a huge downslide like Detroit has been, you take it. And your state should feel the same. A commercial by Eminem is not gonna save your city. And, yeah, one movie isn't going to save it either, but I saw in Chicago how one movie led to more and more. And Detroit REALLY needs it right now.

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                        • skywise • 4 years ago

                          Hmmmm bad news. I was looking forward to the Detroit aesethic. I know this movie is going to be huge so Joss Whedon and his producing team are obviously looking to shave as much off the edges as possible.

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                          • dan1 • 4 years ago

                            @ledouchee Lol.... I lived in Chicago for 4 years. It had its ups and downs the same as any big city does, it's not perfect by any means.

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                            • thedude1 • 4 years ago

                              @ledouchee You are joking right? You say Detroit is sh*tty and a war zone but everyone knows Chicago is the most corrupt place on the face of this Earth.

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                              • messenger • 4 years ago

                                This is about to happen here in Georgia, LOTS of films and shows are being shot here. Hopefully this will make them think twice before cutting it.

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                                • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                                  ooooo the governor just screwed Detroit out of some films being made there, wonder if TDKR will do the same

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                                  • fanboy • 4 years ago

                                    yet another reason why Detroit is a sh*t hole

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                                    • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                                      @ledouchee It's not Detroit's fault, it's coming from Lansing, Michigan and the state capital. The city of Detroit is just caught in the middle.

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                                      • cupid • 4 years ago

                                        This changes nothing the movie still go's on.

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                                        • ledouchee • 4 years ago

                                          Dumb Detroit... really,really dumb. Your city looks like a middle eastern war zone. You need all the business you can get and that tax break could go such a long way in improving the image of your city. That's why Chicago is the greatest city in the country!! Go Sox!!

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