Oct 17, 2013 09:09 AM EDT
Director Zack Snyder to Shoot ‘Superman-Batman’ Movie at ELAC Weingart Stadium
Want to get a sneak-peak of the much anticipated sequel to 'Man of Steel' movie well ahead of its release on July 17, 2015? Well then head to East Los Angeles College (ELAC) campus this week-end!
The sequel dubbed as 'Superman-Batman', which has Ben Affleck playing the Caped Crusader, will begin shooting its first scenes this weekend at the Weingart stadium during halftime of the Oct. 19 Husky football game.
The game between ELAC and Victor Valley College will start at 6:30 p.m. However, at halftime, the stadium will transform into Gotham City University home stadium. This will be the backdrop for a football game between Gotham City University and long-standing rival Metropolis State University.
The 2,000 odd spectators sitting in the 'filming area' will sport the black and golden jerseys of Gotham City University and will cheer at the fake football action on the field.
The film will shoot three takes of the game during halftime. The crew will capture the footage of actors and crowd's reactions during the roughly 20-minute break before the Huskies return to the field.
One disappointment for fans will be the absence of the leading stars of the upcoming movie. Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck are currently filming for other projects.
Warner Bros. Pictures' new untitled Superman/Batman project is directed by Zack Snyder whose previous films include this past summer's blockbuster 'Man of Steel,' '300,' 'Watchmen' and 'Sucker Punch.'
Snyder chose ELAC's stadium to support ELAC and the community.
"They could have done this on a night when we didn't have a home game. They wanted to support the school," Burnett said. "Our visibility among the film community is higher than a lot of schools and I have to give a lot of credit. The experiences of the people that have come and shot here are very good. Because students know the deal now, like they notice the production truck and then move on to class, it's more common," ELAC's College event and Venue Coordinator, Ernest Burnett, said in an official statement.
"Feature films don't usually use community college campuses, because feature films' schedules change and we can't accommodate. But we want their business because they come for weeks not just a day. We want to make a lot of money over a small smaller amount of time," Burnett said.
"It's also a big opportunity for us (ELAC), and to cheer on our Huskies. Victor Valley is not a bad team," Burnett said.
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