Warner Brothers’ Man of Steel sequel, also known as Batman vs. Superman, has found a new home in Detroit. The film has received a $35 million tax incentive on the $131 million that will be spent on production in the state of Michigan. Paramount’s Transformers 4 has recently taken advantage of these incentives as well, having just wrapped shooting in Detroit this summer.
From a press release by the Michigan Film Office:
“Detroit is a great example of a quintessential American city, and I know it will make the perfect backdrop for our movie,” stated filmmaker Zack Snyder. “Detroit and the entire state of Michigan have been fantastic collaborators, and we are looking forward to working together on this film.”
Whether or not the city will represent Metropolis or Gotham City (or both) is unknown. The first Man of Steel was shot mostly in Canada while Batman Begins and The Dark Knight used Chicago for Gotham before moving to Pittsburgh for The Dark Knight Rises.
The sequel will see a return from Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, David Goyer, and Zack Snyder with Ben Affleck cast as Bruce Wayne.
Batman vs. Superman will be released in theaters on July 15, 2015.