DC Films Michigan Film Office Welcomes Superman And Batman To The Motor City written by John Bierly August 29, 2013 Cover for ABSOLUTE SUPERMAN/BATMAN VOL. 1 via DC Comics The Detroit Free Press reports today that the Michigan Film Office has officially approved $35 million in incentives (on $131 million of in-state spending) for Warner Bros.’ still untitled Superman/Batman movie, which is set to film there in the early months of 2014. Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane are all confirmed to return from MAN OF STEEL, and they’ll be joined by Ben Affleck as our brand new big-screen Batman. The production will hire 406 Michigan workers, with the Michigan Film Office utilizing an additional 500 vendors and spending $5.1 million on local hotels. From director Zack Snyder: “Detroit is a great example of a quintessential American city, and I know it will make the perfect backdrop for our movie. Detroit and the entire state of Michigan have been fantastic collaborators, and we are looking forward to working together on this film.” With all the pieces moving into place, let’s hope we get some more official casting news soon! (And props to Latino Review for calling this one before the ink on Affleck’s contract dried.) Michigan Film Office Welcomes Superman And Batman To The Motor City was last modified: February 21st, 2016 by John Bierly Related Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 4 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest John Bierly previous post New THOR: THE DARK WORLD Images next post Marvel Casts James Spader As Ultron In Joss Whedon’s AVENGERS Sequel! You may also like MMM Podcast #161: The Social Lexperiment February 4, 2014 Charles Roven Changing His Role At DC... May 24, 2016 Warner Bros. Eyes Phoenix For Batman-Superman Villain December 18, 2013 DC Officially Enters The Shared Universe Arena... October 16, 2014 BATMAN V SUPERMAN Synopsis Released June 9, 2015 BATMAN V SUPERMAN – Three New Images... July 28, 2015 As The Release Date Turns- CAPTAIN AMERICA... April 9, 2014 MMM Podcast #179: Officially, BATMAN V SUPERMAN:... May 21, 2014 BATMAN V SUPERMAN Trailer Now OFFICIALLY Online! April 17, 2015 Marvel & DC Set For Release Date... March 13, 2014 Naes [Insert mandatory Detroit joke here]. If Gotham is being set in Detroit, are they adapting “No Man’s Land?” Or is this Metropolis after the Zod fight? Are Batman and Superman going to combat roving packs of stray dogs and the dangers of condemned buildings? I’m done. Yep. Give the fillmmakers a massive tax exemption, then pretend like they are going to generate a bunch of revenue for your city, because you’ve bribed them to shoot there. It’s brilliant thinking like that which makes me wonder why Detroit has a 47% adult illiteracy rate. Now I’m done. stock Reason #1 for Bats to come out of retirement, Naes. Gotham has become as bad as Detroit. Its got the Joker, the Penguin, and the Lions. I mean, its bad ya know. Alex As a superhero fan from MI, I’m geeked about this. Detroit has a very cool and unique downtown that will stand in for a great Gotham. The outskirts of the downtown area can unfortunately double for a very rough portion of Gotham as well. Check out “Low Winter Sun” on AMC and you’ll see what I mean. I’m excited that this will not only bring Batman and Superman to my state and gives me the opportunity to visit the set but it’s going to help a city that has a lot to offer. stock West side to East Side! Go Tigers!