Marvel’s untitled third Spider-Man movie has been granted special permission to shoot at two high schools in Atlanta, sparking backlash from parents whose children have been barred from in-person learning at the schools for more than eight months.
“Too bad kids don’t generate the millions a movie does, or they’d be back in front of their teacher in a classroom rather than a computer screen,” one parent wrote on Twitter, as reported by the Washington Post.
“In-person school is not only safe, it’s necessary for learning,” the parent added.
As coronavirus cases soar in the US, Atlanta authorities have said public school students will not return to in-person learning before January. Spider-Man filming at Frederick Douglass and Henry W Grady high schools could begin as early as January and March respectively.
A moratorium on film production at school properties has been in place since March. Spider-Man is the first film