'Batman vs. Superman' to Film in Chicago and Suburbs in November
Superman will soar back into the Chicago area in November.
According to a spokesman from the Illinois Film Office, the highly anticipated “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” will shoot scenes in early November at the same farmhouse location used in “Man of Steel” near Route 126 and Grove Road near far west suburban Yorkville. Production also will take place at locations in Chicago.
Film crews, including security guards, were spotted this week at the Kendall County farm and the nearby Aux Sable Grove Cemetery.
“I don’t have any exact dates, but I can confirm that the movie will be filming at the location in (Kendall County) and in Chicago,” said David Roeder, communications director for the Illinois Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Illinois Film Office.
Roeder had no additional information, as news of filming locations and dates are generally kept under wraps.
Scenes for “Batman vs. Superman” were to be filmed in the Chicago area this spring, but plans were postponed after production was delayed 10 months. The majority of the filming has taken place over the last few months in and around Detroit.
Earlier this year, contractors were seen rebuilding the farmhouse that was destroyed after the filming of “Man of Steel" in 2011. Film crews spent weeks at the farmhouse and in nearby downtown Plano.
The latest Superman movie stars Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill, who will reprise his role as Superman. Other cast members making a return include Amy Adams and Diane Lane.
The movie has a reported budget of $160 million, and will open in March 2016.
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