Its Official ‘Batman/Superman’ Will Film in Michigan

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Following the rumors last week that Detroit Michigan it has now been confirmed.

The Detroit Free Press wrote about the news (see headline above) . The posted newspaper article includes the following quote from Snyder:

“Detroit is a great example of a quintessential American city, and I know it will make the perfect backdrop for our movie, Detroit and the entire state of Michigan have been fantastic collaborators, and we are looking forward to working together on this film.”

Margaret O’Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office stated the following:

“This project will further strengthen the reputation of Michigan and metro Detroit as a premier film destination, We look forward to the spotlight shining on our incredibly talented workforce and the businesses that support our film industry here in Michigan.”

Also according to the report made by The Detriot Free Press;

The as-yet-untitled feature film was awarded an incentive of $35 million on $131 million of projected in-state expenditures. The production is expected to hire 406 Michigan workers, with a full time equivalent of 426 jobs, plus an additional 6,000 man/days of extra work. The production anticipates using approximately 500 local Michigan vendors during the course of production and spending $5.1 million on local hotels, as well as an additional $3.5 million in out-of-town cast and crew per diem payments that will be spent in the local economy but which fall outside of the incentive program.

The incentive funding for the project will be allocated out of the Fiscal Year 2014 budget. However, any funding remaining from the budget at the end of the current fiscal year will be directed to offset the full incentive amount for this project.

Batman/Superman is currently slated for a Summer 2015 release, with production and filming expected to begin shortly after the new year.

 

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