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Having made their directing debut with 2015's Vacation, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein's latest directorial endeavor, Game Night, is now screening. Daley and Goldstein were tackling Game Night around the time that Spider-Man: Homecoming, which they wrote, was about to be released. You'd think that a superhero movie about a teenager with arachnid-like powers wouldn't affect the development of a comedy movie about a group of friends investigating a real murder mystery, but as it turns out, Daley and Goldstein came across a location they were eager to use, only to discover it had already been used in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Daley recalled:
We were kind of working on this as Spider-Man was gearing up to be released. What's funny is there is a house in it, when we were scouting in Atlanta where we shot and they shot Spider-Man as well. This modern house we wanted to shoot at, and we got there and realized that it was in the film. Michael Keaton's character ---
Yes, apparently the house where some of Game Night's shenanigan-filled events take place is the same one where Liz lived in Spider-Man: Homecoming. As those who've seen the Web-Slinger's first MCU movie will remember, Peter Parker went to the house so he could travel to the Midtown High homecoming dance with her, but he was shocked to learn that Liz's dad was Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. The Vulture, the super villain he'd been tussling with in his costumed persona. Take a look at the house in Spider-Man: Homecoming below, that way if you're seeing Game Night soon, it will be recognizable.
As Jonathan Goldstein quickly added after John Francis Daley revealed this funny connection between Spider-Man: Homecoming and Game Night to THR, because Atlanta has become such a popular filming location, you're bound to find places that have already appeared in other movies. As Goldstein put it:
--- We texted [Spider-Man director] Jon Watts and were like, 'Did you use this in Spider-Man?' 'Yep.' That's the one drawback of Atlanta. Atlanta is becoming film central, so you run into the same location.
It is amusing how two completely different movies that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein worked on managed to accidentally connect with one another. That said, this "modern house" isn't quite at the level as a location like the Hatley Park National Historic Site (which is where projects like X2: X-Men United, Arrow, The Descendants and How to Get Away with Murder have all shot), but give it some time, and maybe the house will edge closer to that kind of popularity.
With Game Night now playing in theaters (be sure to read our review), John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in discussions to direct the DC Extended Universe's Flashpoint movie next. If you're interested in learning what other movies will be released this year, look through our 2018 premiere schedule.