The latest news on the Man Of Steel sequel is coming in the form of the filming location. According to local reports, part two of the blockbuster will be shot in Detroit, Michigan.
This should come as good news for the locals, since the city recently declared bankruptcy and is facing high unemployment and poverty. Bringing a production such as this one would inject much needed millions.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the Michigan Film Office (MFO) announced that the state has approved $35 million in incentives to bring the production to the Michigan city.
This will not be the first time a movie has been shot in Detroit, which is becoming somewhat of a more affordable version of the much more expensive Hollywood locations.
The first part of the franchise, if one can call it that at this point, was also shot in the Midwest of the United States. Smallville was recreated in Plano, Illinois and Chicago served as a backdrop for the epic battle between Superman and General Zod.
Bringing the Man Of Steel sequel, which they haven’t named yet, will be much welcomed good news for the troubled city. The movie will bring $131 million of in-state spending.
The amount announced represents a higher percentage of incentives than when Oz The Great And Powerful was shot in Pontiac Michigan’s studios in 2011.
The film stars Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman, who will spend at least three months in the motor city working on the film.
It is expected that Zack Snyder’s production will hire 406 Michigan workers according to the MFO, who also said it would use about 500 Michigan vendors and spend $5.1 million on local hotels.
Also starring are Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, and reportedly Bryan Cranston.
Man Of Steel or Superman vs. Batman, as the movie is also known, has been set to film from February to August of next year and is expected to fly into theaters on July 17, 2015.