[Photos by Michelle and Chris Gerard]
A wedge of space on the border of Corktown and Downtown is a mega movie set right now, thanks to the production of Batman V Superman (the release date is March 25, 2016). Streets are blocked off and security is tight, but much can still be seen of the set, which is along 6th Street from Porter to Howard. And yes, one of the things you can see in this photo gallery is Ben Affleck, who is rumored to be renting in Royal Oak this summer. At least he dined there once. Affleck has the role of Bruce Wayne, aka Batman. We've also got a shot of Scoot McNairy, whose role has not been revealed yet. Other stars listed on IMBD as starring in the flick are Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman), and Diane Lane (Matha Kent).
Movie set staffers are keeping the public back from the site, and there are rumors that staffers have been asked not to reveal where they work to the general Detroit public. According to the Freep, this is the biggest movie production Michigan has ever had; the film is expected to spend $131M here and is approved for $35M in state film incentives. Not all of the production is downtown though; they've also been working out of Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac.
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