Man of Steel Sequel to Film in Detroit
Looks like Detroit might not need Robocop anymore, as the Man of Steel and Caped Crusader are both headed to the Metro Detroit area early next year, The Detroit Free Press reports.
The Michigan Film Office confirmed the news, which will allow the Man of Steel sequel $35 million in film incentives, which is expected to generate $131 million of in-state funding and hire 406 workers in Michigan. The report also states it expects to spend $5.1 million in local hotels alone—good news for a city that made headlines for declaring bankruptcy in July.
“Detroit is a great example of a quintessential American city, and I know it will make the perfect backdrop for our movie,” director Zack Snyder said in a statement.
Recently, Michigan has been the location for two big blockbusters—Oz the Great and Powerful, directed by Michigan-native Sam Raimi and Transformers 4.
Ben Affleck will star as Batman, with Henry Cavill returning to his role as Superman. Also, things are looking good for a Bryan Cranston appearance as Lex Luthor. David S. Goyer, an Ann Arbor native, is writing the screenplay.
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