Has Batman Vs. Superman Begun Production Up In Michigan?
This year is going to see the release of some extremely anticipated films, from Captain America: The Winter Soldier to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, but perhaps even more exciting are the movies that will be heading into production. Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron has already been shooting some Hulk action sequences down in South Africa and J.J. Abrams' will be rolling cameras on Star Wars: Episode VII this spring in England. Both those titles will be coming out in 2015, but there is a major 2016 blockbuster that will be filming this year as well. Despite its delayed release date, Zack Snyder's untitled Batman/Superman movie is still scheduled to come together this year - and apparently that process has already begun up in a small town called Metamora, Michigan.
Comic Book Movie has picked up on a television news report from a local NBC affiliate that seems to confirm that some form of production is underway on the next big DC Comics cinematic event. The segment features an interview with a resident of Metamora who says that he has witnessed set construction right across the street from him (the so-called Batman vs. Superman is the only movie currently scheduled to film in the township), though it doesn't seem as though he's seen Ben Affleck wandering around in his batsuit. You can watch the report here:
It should be mentioned at this point that this actually isn't the first time that we've heard news about cameras rolling on Batman/Superman. Last October the big Hollywood blockbuster filmed a sequence during halftime of a football game between East Los Angeles College and Victor Valley College in L.A., though that certainly didn't mark the "start of production." It's possible that the production has some big plans for Metamora, but it's equally possible that right now they are just putting together some small stuff.
The untitled Batman/Superman will be using a script originally drafted by Snyder and Man of Steel writer David Goyer, that has since gotten a rewrite from Academy Award winner Chris Terrio. The cast includes multiple Man of Steel stars, including Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and Diane Lane as Martha Kent, and in addition to Ben Affleck's Batman other new additions to the franchise include Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth. While production is scheduled to begin soon if it hasn't already, we sadly won't be able to see the finished product until May 6, 2016.
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