August 30, 2013 01:30:44 GMT
The Warner Bros. movie that pairs up Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill will receive $35 million in incentives.
The production on Superman-Batman movie, recognized as the "Man of Steel" sequel, is indeed set in the Motor City as first reported by Latino Review. The Michigan Film Office confirms via a press release that the project from Warner Bros. is scheduled to start filming "in metro Detroit and throughout Michigan sometime in the first quarter of 2014."
"This project will further strengthen the reputation of Michigan and metro Detroit as a premier film destination," says Margaret O'Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office, in a statement. "We look forward to the spotlight shining on our incredibly talented workforce and the businesses that support our film industry here in Michigan."
Expected to spend $131 million in the state, the movie will get $35 million in incentive. More than 400 Michigan residents will be involved, with approximately 500 local Michigan vendors to be used during the production.
Zack Snyder also comments, "Detroit is a great example of a quintessential American city, and I know it will make the perfect backdrop for our movie." Besides directing, Snyder will work on the script alongside David S. Goyer.
The crossover pic will have Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck as Superman and the Caped Crusader respectively. Though many doubt the latter, former Batmen believe in him. After Val Kilmer and Adam West, both of whom offered support on Twitter, Michael Keaton gives supportive message to Affleck. "He's gonna be great," he says to TMZ.