Henry Cavill is currently in Detroit preparing for Batman vs. Superman, which is expected to begin filming soon. Via Henry Cavill News, the Superman actor met with fans in the city, and offered a few bits of new info for the Man of Steel follow-up. He confirms that production is moving ahead as planned, despite rumors of a delay. The fan who described meeting Cavill and his trainer said that filming is actually underway in Pontiac. That’s a bit difficult to believe, as production is said to not be starting until February. However, it’s possible that smaller scenes are already being shot, with the major players filming their scenes in the coming weeks. Then there’s Warner Bros.’ announcement that the film’s start date had been shifted to the second quarter of 2014. Apparently, that’s no longer the plan.
The most interesting tidbit comes from MLive, who says that Cavill could be in Detroit to film Batman vs. Superman for as long as ten months. Ten months is a lengthy amount of time to shoot one movie. In comparison, Man of Steel filmed from August 2011 to February 2012, a total of seven months. The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises filmed eight and seven months, respectively. Plus, Batman vs. Superman‘s production schedule from February to August was also seven months.
There’s no word on why an extra three months is needed, but this fuels rumors claiming that the film will shoot back-to-back with Justice League. There’s also the possibility of the “visually complex” story needing a longer production schedule, as the visual factor is the reason stated for Batman vs. Superman‘s release date delay. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Batman vs. Superman (not the final title) is scheduled to hit theaters May 6th, 2016. The follow-up to Man of Steel, the next installment in the DC Cinematic Universe stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Diane Lane, and Laurence Fishburne. Zack Snyder directs from a script by David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio.
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