Previous reports on the upcoming Superman vs. Batman film have placed its production start as being early 2014 with the majority of shooting set to take place in Michigan, but apparently Zack Snyder is getting a headstart on filming this weekend. According to East Los Angeles College Campus News (via Latino Review) the production will be filming a few takes during halftime of their home football game this Saturday.
It is reported that as ELAC goes into the locker room during their game, their stadium will turn into the Gotham City University home stadium for a game against their rival Metropolis State University. The site reports that “the first 2,000 people who sit in the filming area of the stadium will receive T-shirts designed by Snyder for those participating in the filming.” Filming will be quick though, as production will be shooting just three takes of three plays and “capturing the actors and crowds reactions.”
Will Superman or Batman make an appearance during the game? We’ve reached out to Warner Bros. to confirm the accuracy of this report and will let you know if we hear back from them.
Set to star Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck, Superman vs. Batman is scheduled to hit theaters July 17, 2015.