We have a new production update on Batman vs. Superman
, courtesy of Batman-on-Film
. According to the site’s source, the film will officially begin shooting mid-March, but won’t be doing location filming in Michigan until at least late spring (May/June). The source also suggests that a lot has changed since Chris Terrio took over screenwriting duties. Fortunately, however, Ben Affleck’s Batsuit and Batmobile appear to be unchanged. In fact, there is said to be a shoot going on now in Los Angeles involving the latter. It’s unknown if it’s for the movie or simply testing/marketing. Below are all the details from “Doctor Detroit”.
“I’ve been told that Michigan shooting will start at Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac. I’m hearing mid-March as the start date. Michigan location shooting won’t start until late spring (May or possibly June) at the earliest.
Now, I specified ‘Michigan’ shooting above, because we know a scene has already been shot in Los Angeles. However, with Chris Terrio now [re-writing the film], that footage is likely scrapped. There was speculation that everything up to the point of Terrio taking over had been scrapped as well (including Batsuit and Batmobile) but that does not appear to be the case. BECAUSE…
My sources tell me a shoot is currently taking place in the Los Angeles area. What’s being shot? Well, I’ve been told it involves the highly anticipated, new BATMOBILE! Whether this footage will end up being used in the film or is for the purposes of testing/promotion is not entirely clear. But it does reveal that pre-Terrio/Affleck designs have been retained. This information coincides with what I’d heard previously about the new Batmobile being tested in late January/early February.”
Of course, there is speculation of Terrio’s rewriting the script having an impact on Batman vs. Superman‘s release date delay. While it’s unknown if that’s the case, his apparently extensively redrafting the movie shows how much influence Ben Affleck has over the project. We should expect to hear more official news on the film soon.
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, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, and Laurence Fishburne. Zack Snyder directs from a script by David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio.
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