Disney Threatens to Pull Out of Georgia Over State's Anti-Gay Legislation
'Captain America: Civil War' might have predicted strife between more than just Cap and Iron Man
Disney is threatening to find a new base of production operations for its Marvel films as a “religious freedom” law that could discriminate against LGBT people makes its way through the Georgia legislature.
Disney has used Georgia as its base for Captain America: Civil War due to tax breaks the state gives film productions, and work on Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is currently underway in Atlanta’s Pinewood Studio, as well. But the proposed bill, which threatens to use “religious liberty” as a basis for denying employment to people who don’t live as the Bible prescribes, has Disney threatening to pack up its trailers and take with it some major production dollars and ancillary economic benefits.
“Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law,” a Disney spokesman told Deadline.