The recently bankrupted city of Detroit has both Superman and Batman coming to its rescue: Director Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" sequel will shoot in and around the city early next year.
The Superman vs. Batman production, starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck, is set to receive $35 million in incentives for shooting in Michigan, and is projected to spend approximately $131 million in the state, according to the Michigan Film Office. Detroit and other parts of Michigan will stand in for both heroes' fictional homes of Metropolis and Gotham.
"Detroit is a great example of a quintessential American city, and I know it will make the perfect backdrop for our movie," Snyder said in a statement.
Variety reports that the film is the latest blockbuster to set up camp in Michigan, following next year's "Transformers 4," which recently wrapped shooting in Detroit, and "Oz the Great and Powerful," which was filmed in Pontiac in 2011.
The production is projected to hire 406 crew members, 500 vendors, and thousands of extras. Shooting is expected to take place during the first three months of 2014, with the movie hitting theaters in summer 2015.