Occasionally, an exclusive you were waiting to get confirmed gets confirmed as part of something else, it’s the reality of the internet that you can see yourself scooped before you actually see a publication.
For instance, we knew that after ‘Iron Man 3′ finished up on the Screen Gems stages in Wilmington, North Carolina that another Marvel movie was going to slide into that spot. It would be somewhere near the fall, the stages are beautiful and North Carolina is - financially - nice to films.
So what was it going to be?
Turns out, North Carolina politics confirmed a rumor we heard. Seems that the tax breaks for productions are set to expire and the legislative bodies of North Carolina need to scramble to extend them by next Tuesday or watch them expire on January 1st, 2014.
That probably won’t affect the next movie that comes in after ‘Iron Man 3′ if they get snappy, but it never pays to count on a studio to be snappy, so yesterday State Rep. Danny McComas said extending the credit could help North Carolina score the sequel to ‘Captain America: The First Avenger.’
Ladies and Gentleman: ‘Captain America 2′ is up next in Wilmington. Thanks Rep. McComas!
Assuming, of course, the tax breaks are extended.
Here’s hoping for FALCON!
Cap 2 hits April 4th, 2014.