'Man of Steel 2' To Begin Filming In East Los Angeles This Weekend
Principal production on Zack Snyder's highly anticipated Superman sequel is expected to begin this weekend with the filming of a football game scene at East Los Angeles College.
According to EMPIRE Online, the scene will be filmed during the school's real Husky football game at the Weingart stadium on October 19. During halftime, the stadium will be converted into Gotham City University's home stadium and will be set up as a showdown between them and its rival, Metropolis State University.
In reality, it will be East Los Angeles College versus Victor Valley College, but filmmakers are sure no one will mind. If you're in the area, the project is calling for extras, preferably ELAC students for the scene. Interested parties are asked to wear outfits with black and gold colors to cheer on the fictional Gotham City team, and the first 2,000 people who sit in the filming areas will received t-shirts designed by the director himself.
Since both actors Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill (who play Batman and Superman, respectively) are currently filming different projects until the end of this year, it is assumed that neither actor will be present (or included) for the shoot. For fans of the Dark Knight, the football set-up is an interesting build-up from the events in The Dark Knight Rises, in which Bane (Tom Hardy) and his rogue criminal conspirators disrupt a football game in Gotham.
Man of Steel 2: Batman vs. Superman is slated to be release globally on July 17, 2015. Much of the filming will be done in early 2014 when the two actors are available and take place in Detroit and other parts of Michigan.
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