By Jonathan Arias 9/1/13
Warner Bros. Pictures announced a deal that will bring the Batman-Superman movie to Detroit and other areas of Michigan next year. The State awarded $35 million in film tax incentives for the film. "This project will further strengthen the reputation of Michigan and metro Detroit as a premier film destination," stated Margaret O' Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office. Movie producers are hoping to hire 406 Michigan workers, with thousands of extras, and millions spent at the local hotels. "Detroit is a great example of a quintessential American city, and I know it will make the perfect backdrop for our movie," reveals director Zack Snyder.
This will be a great boost in economy for Michigan, and the people there will be very thankful for the jobs. The Batman/Superman movie however is not the only film currently in Detroit. Director Michael Bay is currently filming Transformers 4 in the Detroit area. Filming for the Batman/Superman movie will begin early next year in anticipation of the film's July 17, 2015 release. We will see Henry Cavill return as the Man of Steel going head to head with the new Batman, Ben Affleck. Will Detroit be able to survive the onslaught of superheroes? They always have Captain Detroit a.k.a. Eminem if they don't.