NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York’s economy is getting a boost from a superhero.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the film production of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” will create 3,500 jobs and cast 11,000 extras.
The governor said the production will have the biggest stage footprint ever seen in New York with massive sets being constructed at three facilities in Long Island and Brooklyn.
Scenes will be shot both upstate and downstate.
“There is no better place to film the next adventure of Peter Parker than right here in the Empire State,” Cuomo said in a statement. “New York has the resources, talent and locations to help make ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ a blockbuster hit.”
The production expects to shoot for 150 days, including 50 days in Bethpage and up to 15 days in Rochester.
Crews will begin scouting locations in Rochester this Friday to film scenes including a car chase.
“From Rochester to Manhattan, this is the first time an entire Spider-Man production will be shot in The Empire State,” said Gary Martin, President, Production Administration, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group.
Cuomo said the production is expected boost local business across the state. It will require 3,000 hotel room nights in Rochester as well as 3,000 hotel room nights in Bethpage and Plainview on Long Island. Food and equipment for the production will also be purchased from several Long Island-based businesses.