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Superman/Batman Film Will Shoot In Detroit
The new home of Metropolis and Gotham. Gothtropolis?

30 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Michigan Film Office (Via Coming Soon)

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Though there was a thought that Zack Snyder would be returning to Vancouver and its environs (a favourite shooting haunt of his) to film the Superman/Batman crossover Man Of Steel sequel, Canada will have to manage without the last son of Krypton and Gotham’s Caped Crusader: they’re off to Michigan.

In an announcement from the Michigan Film Office, picked up by Coming Soon’s Bat-web radar, the superhero mash-up, lured by tax incentives, will film in and around Detroit. Which means that both Metropolis and, presumably, Gotham will both be played on screen by a city that has recently declared bankruptcy. Hopefully Bruce Wayne’s billions will be a welcome cash injection.

“Detroit is a great example of a quintessential American city, and I know it will make the perfect backdrop for our movie,” says Snyder. “Detroit and the entire state of Michigan have been fantastic collaborators, and we are looking forward to working together on this film.”

With the title still undecided, we do know the film will feature returning Steel workers Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane, joined by Ben Affleck, who, as you may have heard (and read via the virtual gnashing of teeth and rending of garments online), is playing Batman. It’s scheduled to kick off production early next year for a July 17, 2015 release date in the US (and possibly here, though there has been no official word on that).


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