Seen at different times during the film, the Vulture’s Hideout is a key location for the story of Spider-Man: Homecoming.
LOCATION: The Vulture’s Hideout (715-741 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA)
SHOW: Spider-Man: Homecoming
The audience first encounters Eugene Toomes’ (aka The Vulture) hideout, a warehouse that he runs his “damage control” business from. When he is told that his services will no longer be required in helping clean up the Battle of New York, he begins using the warehouse for manufacturing new weapons and other tools from the salvaged alien technology. The penultimate showdown between Spider-Man and the Vulture takes place in this warehouse, leading to an amazing comic-book reference of Steve Ditko’s art in Amazing Spider-Man #33.
Tracking this location down took a bit of detective work. The Cinefex article in issue #154 stated that the location was a “one-time phone booth (or phone book) warehouse.” Some other websites, such as KFTV.com let me know that location manager Mike Fantasia “found a former printing warehouse in Atlanta that was used to build Vulture’s villain lair.” But it was the Atlanta Business Chronicle that helped crack the code with its article describing “Lot 108, on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard,” as “a group of warehouse buildings that were once an AT&T phone book factory,” and specifically linking their filming to Spider-Man: Homecoming.
From that point it was a relatively easy task of searching around Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. for warehouse lots used for filming. The space allowed the crew the ability to set up the fight sequences, and have a relatively private filming location. Since these scenes were meant to take place in New York City, the skyline of that city was digitally imposed on the footage shot outside.
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