Archive for July, 2014

Things started happening at a faster pace at the Corktown set over the last few days. As you can see from the pictures, a lot of the structures that had built over the last month were moved to the street in front of the black building, creating the look of a giant crater? Or maybe just the collapse of the building. It’s hard to say at this point, but there’s a lot of debris that could be a mixture of building and pavement. The large wooden wall backed by shipping containers is being painted, so it wont be the green screen that most of us had anticipated. In fact it looks a little like the black building. Security has tightened with a car and guard at each road closing, and green netting around the construction lot itself. The road in front of the building is also closed (obviously!). It’s impossible at this point to tell if these will be the only road closings for this set, or if they’ll widen it a little to keep prying eyes (and cameras) out. Obviously they will try to keep people back as far as possible and they will likely tell people they can’t take pictures. It’s assumed that filming at this set will be the week of August 4, the same week they’ll be filming other scenes and car chases around the city.

In other news there are rumors of filming west of Ann Arbor, and also in Metamora township. Those are so far, just rumors flying around on the internet! Unless there are pictures, we don’t believe you 🙂

Just over a couple of weeks to go now until the scheduled filming, and work on the Corktown, Detroit set of Batman V Superman is progressing. As I reported last week, the large ‘crosses’ are in fact being made to look like structural pieces of the black office building across the street. At first I thought they might be there to enhance the facade of the building, but now it looks more like they are destined to be pieces of the building that have crashed to the ground after some kind of superhero-induced disaster. Similarly the large pieces of styrofoam are in the process of being painted gray to look like large pieces of concrete, torn up pavement, and other disaster-debris. The wood structures that look kind of like construction-roofing seem to be the framework for the concrete slabs, so the scene will look like there’s been pretty major upheaval. Looks like the streets of Gotham (or Metropolis?) are in for some trouble.

The ever-awesome OnLocationVacations also announced more upcoming filming locations on the streets of the D in early August. Things are about to get exciting for Batman V Superman movie-stalkers (at last). With this big Corktown set, and the reported high-speed vehicle chases that will be filmed in the city, it’s hard to imagine that Batman and Superman won’t be out in the open for all to see (at last!).

Some other interesting rumors have suggested that secrecy on the set is a really Big Deal. We’ve seen a little of that this week with repercussions on Twitter. Apparently several crew have been fired for taking cellphone pictures of the set and the stars. And there is so much concern about information leaking out that both of the main characters have been instructed to wear robes on set. An unnamed source has suggested that this is an unpopular dictate, and Henry breaks the rule and walks his dog in full costume. Now that is a picture I would like to snap!

Any ideas welcome!

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I haven’t forgotten the mysterious ‘Milo and Sage’ “soap commercial” set that is still being built in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. Guess what I did on my day off? The strange crosses are getting a coat of black, major woodworking continues, and evidence suggests that filming is still a week or 3 away. Apart from the obvious frames of steps in front of the large black building (Wayne Industries?), it’s still not obvious what else is going on here.  But my best guess is some kind of devastation. It’s a Superhero movie, so there must be buildings collapsing and streets torn up. Awesome. The big question is how much longer do we have to wait to see the finished product, and of course to see Superman and/or Batman setting foot on the streets of Detroit?

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Looks like whatever happened at LexCorp a couple of weeks ago wasn’t good for business. The Guard box has gone. The front door is boarded up. All is quiet on the parking lot and the weeds are growing on the sidewalk.

Meanwhile the main green-screen lot across the street at the Michigan Motion Picture Studios  is also deserted. No trucks, equipment or crews in evidence today. Where are they all? Could be inside the studio, Or hiding at a secret location! We know they’re still setting up at the site of the Kent farmhouse in Illinois, but filming isn’t happening there yet. Rumors are flying from the possible site of Wayne Manor in Metamora, but no actual filming there yet has been confirmed. Anyone know here they are?

Wayne Enterprises, Detroit

Posted: July 7, 2014 in Batman V Superman
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That Corktown set? Big black building… check! Wayne Enterprises. The strange cross-like pieces could be to make the building look fancier? I’m guessing that in a week or so it should start taking shape. You heard it here first.

 

 

More of the Corktown Set

Posted: July 5, 2014 in Batman V Superman
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It’s going to be  a pretty large set, and it’s obvious there’s some work to do yet. The steps in front of the Gotham-like building are pretty self-explanatory… but those large ‘crosses’.. not so much. It’s going to be interesting to watch this set come together.

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So, I’ve got nothing. You?