Superman, Batman movie to be filmed in metro Detroit and throughout Michigan

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Michigan Film Office has announced that the new Superman-Batman movie will be filmed in metro Detroit and throughout the state of Michigan.

The state approved $35 million in film incentives for the Warner Bros. picture.

Filming is expected to start in the first quarter of 2014. The production is expected to employ more than 400 Michigan workers. The project is expected to bring in millions of dollars to the local economy.

"This project will further strengthen the reputation of Michigan and metro Detroit as a premier film destination," said Margaret O'Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office.  "We look forward to the spotlight shining on our incredibly talented workforce and the businesses that support our film industry here in Michigan."

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

The new film will bring together two of the greatest Super Heroes of all time, Superman and Batman.

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