Report: Superman vs. Batman to Start Shooting This Weekend

A college football game will be repurposed as a Gotham/Metropolis face-off this Saturday, according to one report that's appeared online.
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When David Goyer said that the still-untitled follow-up to this summer's Man of Steel was further along than most people realized, it provoked a lot of speculation about whether or not the screenplay had already been completed and preproduction was on the table. Turns out, things could be even further along than that, with one report suggesting that the movie will start shooting this weekend.

According to the East Los Angeles College Campus News (first spotted by Latino Review), three takes of a fictional football game between Gotham City University and Metropolis State University will be shot during halftime of the real-life ELAC vs. Victor Valley College game this Saturday, Oct. 19, with spectators temporarily becoming Gotham City supporters for the duration.

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"Our visibility among the film community is higher than a lot of schools," ELAC’s college event and venue coordinator Ernest Burnett told the Campus News. "The experiences of the people that have come and shot here are very good." Burnett went on to say that the production chose the school because "they wanted to support the school," and called the shoot "a big opportunity for us."

Whether or not this report turns out to be true -- if nothing else, the ELAC Campus News definitely seems to believe that it is -- one thing's for sure: Attendance at Saturday's game is likely to be far, far higher than usual levels, especially among the important "Just Hoping to Glimpse Zack Snyder at Work" demographic.