Sydney Marvel Movies : Our city to host production for upcoming Disney owned blockbusters.
Sydney will be home to upcoming Marvel films, with news that the Federal government will help secure a deal with Marvel Studios.
Sydney will offer filming locations and Fox Studios will host massive sound stages for future Marvel Studios productions, reports said.
Federal communications minister, Mitch Fifield said: “We are very excited to have Marvel return to Australia following the incredible success of Thor: Ragnarok. Securing this latest production will bring over $150 million of new international investment, create 4,700 new Australian jobs and use the services of around 1,200 local businesses.
NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin told Sydney industry media that Sydney Marvel Movies production would stimulate the local economy.
One Marvel film alone would inject more than $100 million into the Sydney economy and create up to 770 jobs.
“This is a big-budget superhero film which the NSW Government has secured for Sydney through it’s Made in NSW fund and is the first Marvel Studios movie to be based in NSW,” Harwin said.
“The film needs a large workforce of highly specialised special effects technicians and will also require sophisticated stunts, all of which NSW’s incredibly skilled and experienced screen industry can deliver.
“The film will also provide opportunities to develop and train a diverse workforce under the leadership of some of the world’s best film professionals.”
Ryan is Contributing Editor