We didn’t expect Spider-Man 3 to film in New York City at all, but now it has been revealed that shooting actually starts today and will reportedly continue for five weeks. Army Archerd reports:
“Spider-Man 3″ starts location filming Friday, May 26, in New York City for five weeks.
No, he won’t be climbing the Empire State Building — that was “King Kong” territory.
However, he (Tobey Maguire) will be in Central Park and Times Square among many of the city’s sites and sights. Some other New York scenes can also be computerized with “Spider-Man” in post-production.
The interiors started filming at Sony in Culver City, Jan. 16, and the sets are now in the process of being dismantled. Other New York street scenes will be lensed on Paramount’s terrif New York Street sets in Hollywood. To date, Tobey Maguire and fiancÃ©e Jennifer Meyer have not revealed their wedding date.
GreasyGuide.com has even more details:
Columbia Pictures is scheduled to film exterior scenes for Spider-Man 3 at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and W 55th St. in Manhattan. The intersection will be closed from Saturday, May 27 to Monday, May 29, from 6 am to 9 pm each day. In addition, from 6 am to 10 am, vehicular traffic will be closed at Sixth Avenue from W 49th St. to W 55th St. each day of the filming.
Parking will be restricted at Sixth Avenue from W 49th St. to W 56th St., but pedestrian traffic and cross-town traffic will flow as usual after 10 am, with intermittent stops for the safety of the public.
The NYPD has advised that press plates can park on 48 St. between Fifth and Sixth Avenues this Friday, May 26 thru Monday, May 29.
A photo of a notice about parking can be also be found here.
Spider-Man 3 hits theaters on May 4, 2007.