10:19am PT by Rebecca Ford
Warner Bros.' Superman-Batman 'Man of Steel' Sequel to Film in Michigan
Now that we all know that Ben Affleck will be putting on the cape and cowl to play Batman in Warner Bros.' Superman sequel, the filming location for the tentpole has also been revealed.
The Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment sequel will be shot in Michigan in the first quarter of 2014.
The Michigan Film Office announced Thursday that the currently untitled film was awarded an incentive of $35 million on $131 million of projected in-state expenditures. Filming will take place in Detroit and other parts of the state.
Man of Steel helmer Zack Snyder is returning to direct the film, which will see the return of Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, along with the return of Man of Steel stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer.
The production is expected to hire 406 Michigan workers, with a full-time equivalent of 426 jobs, plus an additional 6,000 man-days of extra work, according to the release. The production is estimated to use 500 local Michigan vendors and spend $5.1 million on hotels.
"Detroit is a great example of a quintessential American city, and I know it will make the perfect backdrop for our movie," said Snyder in a statement. "Detroit and the entire state of Michigan have been fantastic collaborators, and we are looking forward to working together on this film."
Recent films that have been shot in Michigan include Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful, which utilized Pontiac’s Michigan Motion Picture Studios, and Transformers 4.