In honor of Spider-Man: Homecoming being available for Digital Download, we present this pair of locations for your review.
I live in neither New York City or Atlanta, so I am pretty amazed at the way the MCU Films are able to combine footage from both locations seamlessly to tell the story. This week’s entry is just such a case. So convincing to me, in fact, that I spent many an hour searching around New York for these locations.
Since Spider-Man: Homecoming shot in a lot of locations in New York, it wasn’t out of the realm of possibility that “Queens Community Bank” and the Bodega across the street really were redressed New York locations.
For locations like this, the first thing to do is check and make sure that the business doesn’t really exist. So, no, there’s not a Queens Community Bank, nor a Delmar’s Grocery. The phone numbers on the bodega appear to also be bogus. So that’s a good start.
Another great tip, is to check the street signs in, and around the shot. According to the visible signs, both locations appear to exist on 21st Street. But in checking the area, there’s no such place. This led me to start scouting locations in Atlanta, the other major location for this film.
It was on this search, that I found a behind-the-scenes photo on Reddit.com of the “bank” location and the street it was located on. A quick Google search of the site confirmed the surrounding architecture and street layout to allow me to quickly confirm that this was in fact, the same place.
The Atlanta locations, at least for the bank, appear to be just exterior shots only. According to Cinefex #154, the team converted an ATM Bank Lobby in Queens for the interiors, but I don’t believe this to be the case. All shots inside the ATM lobby of the bank, look to have been shot at the same location in Atlanta. This leads me to believe that the quote is just incorrect.
In the end product, there was a lot of digital work done on these locations to make them appear to be in New York, from additional signage, to removal and replacement of background buildings. It really makes the film better knowing that the crew is attuned to such small details.
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NOTE: If you pay attention to such things in the trailer of the film, the Bodega ‘s name changed between the trailer and release. As first seen in the 2nd Trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, the grocery was called “Apu Sansar”. In the 3rd trailer, and the final film, the grocery awning read “Delmar’s.” According to Redditor u/DimensionsInTime, “The Apu Sansar Trilogy of books is a famous coming of age story by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay. It was made into a set of cherished and award winning Indian films by Satyajit Ray, which are today considered some of the best films of all time. In 1992, when Ray died, he was given an honorary Academy Award. Someone [on the film set] cares and knows what Spiderman [sic] is all about.”
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Behind every scene in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a location. Some are iconic. Some are functional. Some are completely fantastic. But all of them are there to support the story.
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Having grown up on comics, television and film, “Jovial” Jay feels destined to host podcasts and write blogs related to the union of these nerdy pursuits. Among his other pursuits he administrates and edits stories at the two largest Star Wars fan sites on the ‘net (Rebelscum.com, TheForce.net), and co-hosts the Jedi Journals podcast over at the ForceCast network.