Spider-Man: Far From Home Shoots on Prague’s Charles Bridge
Tourists in Prague looking to have an evening stroll on Charles Bridge last night were surprised to be turned away from the famed location.
That’s because Spider-Man: Far From Home is currently shooting in Prague, and the production made prime use of one of the Czech capital’s most iconic landmarks throughout the evening and into the early morning hours.
The Spider-Man sequel shot on Charles Bridge from roughly 17:00 through the late-night hours on September 18, during which time it was cordoned off to tourists.
Still, fans and local media outlets captured photos and video of Tom Holland and other members of the Spider-Man: Far From Home cast and crew shooting on Charles Bridge during the evening:
According to on-set reports from extras, a “summer festival” scene featuring performers in traditional clothing singing and dancing was shot on Charles Bridge between 17:00 and 21:00.
Afterwards, a sequence featuring Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and Zendaya’s MJ, potentially a romantic nighttime stroll down one of Prague’s most iconic landmarks, was shot at the location. Expres.cz captured the pair on Charles Bridge in a photo gallery.
Charles Bridge is one of the most difficult - and expensive - locations in Prague to obtain filming permits for. The city doesn’t often like to close off the landmark for tourists visiting the Czech Republic.
Two of the only other foreign productions that have shot atop Charles Bridge in Prague include the first Mission: Impossible film in 1996 and 2002’s xXx.
The production of Spider-Man: Far From Home will reportedly spend 250 million crowns ($11 million) in the Czech Republic over the next two weeks, making it the biggest film project to hit the country in the past decade.
Starting this weekend through September 27, filming of Spider-Man: Far From Home will move from Prague to Liberec, where an extensive carnival scene described as a major action sequence will be filmed in the town’s main square.