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'Batman v. Superman' filming will be kryptonite for traffic in Loop

A couple of superheroes will be duking it out in the city this weekend—at least on film—and they will be causing some intermittent street closures in the Loop in the process.

The Brachs Candy building and parking building implode at the corner of Cicero Avenue and Ferdinand Street during filming of “Dark Knight” in Chicago. “Batman v. Superman” will be filming in the Loop this weekend. | AP

The city Dept. of Cultural Affairs and Special Events said some streets will be closed Friday night and Sunday for filming of “Batman v. Superman.” Filming will involve aerial shots from helicopters, and will affect drivers in the Loop Friday night and Sunday.

Starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Clark Street will be closed from Monroe to Jackson, and Adams will be closed from Clark to Dearborn. Those full closures will last until about 6 a.m. Saturday.

On Sunday, there will be intermittent closures of Jackson from Wells to Clark; Clark from Jackson to Monroe; and LaSalle from Jackson to Monroe. Those closures will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. with helicopters overhead from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Monday, helicopters will be filming near Navy Pier and various areas along the lakefront, but no street closures are expected, the city said.