‘Man of Steel’ sequel expected to film in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Warner Bros. upcoming Superman and Batman team-up movie is expected to film in Michigan after getting the OK for $35 million in state incentives.

The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/141EIac ) the sequel to “Man of Steel” is expected to include $131 million of in-state spending to begin shooting in the Detroit area in the first three months of 2014. Announcement of the approval was made this week by the Michigan Film Office.

Directed by Zach Snyder, the film is expected to feature Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman.

Snyder says in a statement that Detroit “will make the perfect backdrop for our movie.”

The filming is expected to include more than 400 Michigan workers. Thousands of extras are expected to be needed for the movie.

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