Seriously, is there anyone who doesn’t know that Batman V Superman is filming at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on Michigan State University’s campus this week? You must be living under a rock. Or you don’t have a Twitter account. Apparently dozens of people have seen Ben Affleck on campus already. Everyone can see the movie being filmed from their lecture room. And everyone else is an extra. Take all the above with a large grain of salt.
However, filming will happen. Extras have been chosen from among the thousands who applied. A local salon has been asked to do fancy things to people’s hair, and some extras have been asked to be waiters. So… we are predicting some kind of society party. We are hoping that Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Doomsday, Metallo and Everyone Who’s Anyone in the DC Universe will be there in full costume, outside for us all to see and take selfies with. Are you listening, @ZackSnyder? Pretty please? At least the Bat.. please show us the Bat!
Of course, back in the real world the roads will be closed, barriers will be set up, and we will likely see very little of filming which seems set to take place mostly inside the dramatic, space-age galleries of the Museum. The galleries are currently empty (signs say they are being changed.. uh-huh), and the stage is being set this week for filming to start on Thursday evening and run through Thursday night and Friday night. Signs are being taken off the walls and windows, the Starbucks coffee shop inside the museum has been stripped away, and everything is empty and waiting to be filled with fake exhibits and BATMAN! Is the building Lex Luthor’s home? It would look great with a White Rolls Royce Wraith parked outside. Just saying.
The buzz on campus is huge. It will definitely be a fun week to be in East Lansing. I have to believe that if it’s a high-society party, we at least have to see Bruce Wayne. Fingers crossed.