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Filming of ‘Madame Webb Movie Turns Boston Into Retro NYC

Boston’s Financial District plays 2000s New York City in the new Sony-Marvel film, which takes place in the “Spider-Man” universe.

Two taxi cabs for the filming of “Madame Webb”

Two taxi cabs are being used for the filming of the upcoming Sony-Marvel movie “Madame Web,” which currently being filmed in the Boston area through September. Kevin Slane/Boston.com Employee A Palm Pilot that uses a brand new technology called 3G? A pay phone and a New York Daily News box on every corner? Beyoncé’s first solo album?

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Madam Webb”, produced under the working title “Claire”

Welcome to New York City in the early 2000s—or rather, welcome to the set of “Madame Webb,” the Sony-Marvel superhero film currently filming in Boston. Being performed under the title “Claire”, began production on July 11 and will continue into September, according to a source familiar with production.

The crew for the film started this week

Filming began in Boston’s Financial District, turning several blocks around Liberty Square into a slightly retro version of New York City’s Chinatown.

Two NYC cabs parked in front of the building on Wednesday afternoon

Running along Broad Street, the facade typically used by Warehouse Bar & Grill now advertises Chase Bank (with both English and Chinese characters) and the Boston-to-NYC Bus Company with the now-defunct Fung Wah Just like a line.

An old school pay phone for both the New York Daily News

Across the street, a municipal parking lot given a multilingual parking sign and a billboard for Beyoncé’s 2003 debut album, “Dangerously in Love”. Just outside was an old-school pay phone and newspaper boxes for both The New York Times and the New York Daily News. Filming expected to continue through Thursday, parking signs on several nearby streets with picture cars (on-screen in the movies). Screens a term for automobiles used) and others reserved for production vehicles.

“Madame Web” Part of Sony’s Spider-Man Universe

Which runs in conjunction with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and features films such as “Venom,” “Morbius,” and the upcoming “Craven the Hunter.” The recent “Spider-Man” trilogy starring Tom Holland as the web-slinger a collaboration between Sony and Marvel Studios, while the other aforementioned films handled exclusively by Sony.

Introduced in the 1980s “Spider-Man” Comics

Madame Webb is a blind, clairvoyant woman who, like a spider’s web, lived in a complex life-support system. Dakota Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) will star in the lead role, and joined by Emma Roberts (“We Are the Millers”), Sidney Sweeney (“Euphoria”), Celeste O’Connor (“Ghostbusters: Afterlife”), Isabella. Merced (“Transformers: The Last Knight”), and Tahar Rahim (“The Mauritanian”), according to Deadline.

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