Some of the biggest movies of the past decade — including Oz the Great and Powerful, and the third and fourth Transformers films — have been shot in Detroit, where producers can take advantage of Michigan’s generous film incentives, not to mention the city’s abundant empty lots. Along with the movie boom, Motor City has seen the rise of another, more covert industry: amateur photography by people who stake out sets and share their pictures online. When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice filmed in Detroit this summer, newspapers and websites combed social media sites, looking for the latest on-set photos — many of which came from a Twitter user named @bananadoc.
By Borys Kit Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot kicked off the Warner Bros. panel for Hall H with a bang and a teaser made just for the Comic-Con crowd. Rumors abounded that the studio would to do something with its highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie but no one expected it would kick off the presentation. Director Zack Snyder said he wasn’t going to let the trio talk to the crowd because he didn’t want them to spill any secrets.
Hey, Warner Bros., are you sure you don’t want to just call this thing “Justice League Begins”? Currently referred to as “Batman vs. Superman,” the film, ostensibly a “Man of Steel” sequel, is set to feature a lot more superheroes than just Supes and the Caped Crusader. The latest super-powered character to be added to the mix: Victor Stone, aka Cyborg.