Spider-Man: Far From Home Now Shooting in Prague
Director Jon Watts, actors Tom Holland, Tony Revolori, and Jacob Batalon (and potentially others), and the international crew behind the Marvel sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home are now in Prague. Five days of shooting in the Czech capital are set to kick off from today.
In Prague, casting agency Extrafilms has been seeking physically disabled extras to shoot scenes during the day of September 15 and night of the September 17. They’re also looking for 20 bicyclists to play Tour de France racers for a scene shot on the outskirts of Prague on September 14.
After that, the production will move to Liberec for a “major action scene” that will be shot in the town’s main square, which will include a festival featuring a variety of carnival performers. Props for the scene including a large statue and a small ferris wheel have already been placed in náměstí Dr. E. Beneše and photographed by curious locals.
The three actors, who will play high school students Peter Parker (Holland), Ned (Batalon), and Flash Thompson (Revolori) in Spider-Man: Far From Home, have all arrived to the Czech capital over the past two days and been spotted over social media.
Yesterday, a pair of fans caught up with Tom Holland in Prague’s Old Town for an Instagram snapshot:
No word yet on what other actors may also be shooting in the Czech Republic; Jake Gyllenhaal (as Mysterio), Michael Keaton (The Vulture), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and others have all been confirmed for the Spider-Man sequel.
Extrafilms has also been seeking a brunette female stand-in between the ages of 18-28 to participate in the production, which could indicate that Zendaya (MJ) will also feature in the Czech-shot scenes.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will be shooting in the Czech Republic over the next two weeks from September 12 through Tuesday September 25, with breaks on Sundays. Despite only filming in the Czech Republic for two weeks, Spider-Man: Far From Home is the most expensive film project to shoot in the country over the last 10 years.
The production will spend $11 million in the Czech Republic, or roughly a quarter billion CZK. An estimated 1,000 extras have been cast for the action scenes that will be shot in Liberec.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will hit Czech cinemas on July 4, 2019.
Bonus Czech Spider-Man trivia: Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko was born to first-generation Americans of Czechoslovak descent in Pennsylvania. Ditko passed away at the age of 90 earlier this year.