Sept. 26, 2016 Staff Report
Spider-Man:Homecoming will be filming in Sunnyside Tuesday and many residents throughout the neighborhood will have to move their vehicles.
The filming will primarily take place on 43rd Street (between Queens Blvd and 43rd Avenue) and a production crew has been working on the creation of an exterior set at the corner of Queens Blvd/43rd Street for the past week. The crew has erected a temporary Cricket Wireless store and Pizza Hut for some of the exterior scenes, which will be taken down following the shoot.
Several business owners on the street where the filming will take place have received hundreds of dollars in compensation.
The film has a working title of the ‘Summer of George’ a reference to a Seinfeld episode, according to many entertainment news outlets.
The Spider-Man film stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker alongside Zendaya as the female lead Michelle. Aunt May, played by Marisa Tomei, and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) will also make appearances in the movie.
This latest incarnation of Spider-Man, debuted in Captain America: Civil War and is now spinning off in an independent film.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to hit theaters on July 7, 2017.