Part of the filming will take place in Detroit, Michigan, and the city is anticipating a lot of celebrities and money to come in as the production gets underway in the coming weeks.
This is the ultimate geek fantasy come true as the caped crusader, Batman (Ben Affleck) faces off against the most popular do-good superhero, Superman (Henry Cavill).
The much talked about and anticipated film is still a mystery as far as what the script looks like, and at this point, there are more rumors than facts, but that doesn’t stop us from talking about it anyway.
What we know so far is that Zack Snyder is returning to helm this so-called sequel to Man Of Steel, which actually looks like anything but a sequel.
We also know that the studio has chosen Ben Affleck as our new Batman, after Christian Bale, who played the Dark Knight in the Christopher Nolan trilogy announced he will not play the role again.
The announcement caused outrage from fans who flocked to social media, specifically Twitter, to voice their discontent on the choice, but to no avail; Affleck will be Batman.
Warner Bros. recently announced that Wonder Woman (Gal Galdot) will also make an appearance alongside Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck. It is not known what angle the character will have yet.
Amy Adams returns as Henry Cavill’s love interest in the role of Lois Lane, the intrepid reporter who is bent on finding out who the Superhero truly is and ends up falling in love with him.
Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and company are scheduled to spend several months in the Motor City and stimulate the economy with their presence.
The shoot will take place in several locations, including the state-of-the-art Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac.
Michelle Grinnell, public relations manager for the Michigan Film Office, says this is exciting for the state’s film industry to have the likes of Henry Cavill come to work here:
“It’s the film where Batman and Superman meet for the first time on the Big Screen.”
Grinnell says this is the largest production to be filmed in Michigan to date, with a budget of $131 million. The previous record belonged to Oz: The Great And Powerful, which was filmed in the state in 2011.
Compared to Oz, Batman vs. Superman will not only use the studio, but will actually shoot on location, bringing Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck out and about to the delight of fans.
All in all, it’s an exciting time if you live in Michigan, which expects the shoot to bring in around $5 million in much needed revenue, and add about 6,000 jobs to the economy of the struggling city.
If you are interested in finding a behind-the-scenes job or an on camera opportunity, Grinnell says to check the Michigan Film Office website. Who knows, you may end up working alongside Henry Cavill or Ben Affleck.