Chicago’s no stranger to high-profile films shooting in and around our fair city.
And when it comes to “Batman,” it’s like an old friend come to call.
According to the Chicago Film Office, starting Monday, the blockbuster “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which has been shooting in Detroit, is headed here and is scheduled to begin filming in Chicago. An article in the Chicago Tribune reports: “the Zack Snyder-directed movie – which stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman – has spent nearly six months working in Michigan. Snyder filmed the previous Superman movie, “Man of Steel,” in Chicago and the suburbs in 2011.”
Inquisitor.com also reports that “Under the name Crown City Pictures, Batman v Superman filming has secured some permits in the Windy City, according to the website On Location Vacations. Check out the complete list of the first locations that will be used by the Zack Snyder in Chicago, starting next week.” Those locations, according to onlocationsvacations.com include various stretches of Dearborn, Wacker Drive, Randolph and Grand.
You may recall, parts of “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” were also filmed in part in Chicago.
Meanwhile, the debate over the authenticity of the film’s recently “leaked official trailer” goes on: