Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Have We Found Batman and Superman in Detroit?

Construction near Howard and Sixth Streets in Detroit on June 26, 2014 could be a signal 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' will be filming in the Motor City this summer. The movie is already being made in metro Detroit, but filming thus far has largely been out of the public view inside Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac.

A parcel downtown with construction sprouting of an apparent temporary nature?  Shipping crates nearby? Could it be a movie set in the making?  Considering this was the same piece of property that was used filming the latest "Transformers" movie, it should not be shocking that Sixth and Howard (near the old State of Michigan building) in Detroit will be used for the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman" blockbuster.

We know star Ben Affleck is in town, so work must have already begun.

Most of the filming will apparently be done in Pontiac at the Michigan Motion Pictures soundstage, built during those glory days when Michigan's film industry was growing with state subsidies until the rug was yanked out from under it and those subsidies were pretty much eliminated.  This movie, however, got what little money was available this year.

There is also a building in Pontiac that, unless we are suspending logic, is also going to be in the movie in some way.  Either that or Lex Luthor needs to enforce his copyright on his business.