After spending three months in Georgia, Ant-Man and the Wasp has moved to the West Coast. The upcoming Marvel Studios film is set for two weeks of production in San Francisco to finish up principal photography.
Ant-Man and the Wasp began production on August 1, 2017. Director Peyton Reed and crew spent most of their time at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, GA before recently stepping out for a quick stint in Savannah, GA. Now, the sequel will wrap up in the same city where the first Ant-Man started filming back in August 2014.
The first film was set in the San Francisco area, so we can expect the sequel to tell at least a significant portion of its story there. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) may be an international fugitive after Captain America: Civil War, but Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Hank Pym have probably been back in home in the Bay Area this whole time, finishing up Hope’s Wasp suit.
Lilly is definitely a part of the production happening right now, as she shared her 4:15am call time for this morning on her Instagram account. Hopefully, she’s feeling better than when she made this post last night.
Ant-Man and the Wasp spending a couple weeks in San Francisco matches up with the usual Marvel Studios production schedules. Most of the work gets done on or around the chosen studio lot before production briefly shifts to whatever location the story is actually set in to grab some exteriors and landmarks. Most of the time, that means finishing up in New York, but not for Ant-Man and the Wasp, a film starring two literal West Coast Avengers.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is due in theaters July 6, 2018.