Those superhero movies filmed in Georgia might have to find a new location very soon. Disney is threatening to pull filming from the southern state if an anti-gay bill goes into law, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Free Exercise Protection Act safeguards religious entities that deny their services over things that don’t go along with their beliefs. It’s essentially added protection for those who are against same-sex marriages. Georgia lawmakers passed the bill on March 16 and Gov. Nathan Deal has until May 3 to veto it—just three days before Captain America: Civil War heads into theaters.
A Disney spokesman released a statement on the looming bill. "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," they said, according to the L.A. Times.
This comes after AMC Networks spoke out against the proposed legislation as well. "As a company, AMC Networks believes that discrimination of any kind is reprehensible. We applaud Governor Deal's leadership in resisting a previous version of this divisive legislation and urge him to reject the current version as well," a statement read. The Walking Dead, which airs on AMC, is mainly filmed in Atlanta.
Other companies coming out in opposition include Coca-Cola, Home Depot and Delta Airlines—all based in Georgia. Per Time, NFL says the bill could hurt Atlanta’s chances of hosting the Super Bowl.