Now that we know who the major players will be in Warner Bros.’ follow up to Man of Steel, it is natural that they choose a location to begin filming.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Warner Bros.’ and DC Entertainment film tentatively referred to as Batman vs. Superman will begin filming in Michigan in the first quarter of 2014.
Zack Snyder, who directed Man of Steel, is returning to helm the new project.
Henry Cavill will be returning as Superman/Clark Kent. Also returning the previous film is Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane.
Filling to cowl of the Caped Crusader, who will be going head to head with the Man of Steel, will be Ben Affleck.
Detroit is a great example of a quintessential American city, and I know it will make the perfect backdrop for our movie,” said Snyder in a statement. “Detroit and the entire state of Michigan have been fantastic collaborators, and we are looking forward to working together on this film.” ~ The Hollywood Reporter
THR is reporting that the production is expected to 406 workers from within the state, with a full time equivalent of 426 jobs, plus an additional 6,000 man/days of extra work.
The Michigan Film Office announced today that the currently untitled film was awarded an incentive of $35 million on $131 million of projected in-state expenditures.
The production estimates using 500 local Michigan vendors during the course of the film’s production and spending $5.1 million on local hotels and an additional $3.5 million in out-of-town cast and crew per diem payments that will be spent in the local economy.
This project will further strengthen the reputation of Michigan and metro Detroit as a premier film destination,” said Margaret O’Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office. “We look forward to the spotlight shining on our incredibly talented workforce and the businesses that support our film industry here in Michigan.” ~ Michigan Film Office
Other films recently shot in Michigan include Oz: The Great and Powerful and the upcoming Transformers 4.
The Batman vs. Superman movie is scheduled to be released on July 17, 2015.