Let the games begin — Batman vs. Superman officially starts shooting this weekend! Last month we heard that extras were needed from an October 19th shoot in Los Angeles, but organizer Be In A Movie later announced that the scene may be cut and that they had to cancel. Now we know that the shoot in back on, thanks to the East Los Angeles College Campus News:
Warner Bros. Pictures new untitled Superman/Batman project comes to film at East Los Angeles College Weingart stadium during halftime of the Oct. 19 Husky football game.
ELAC and Victor Valley College will kickoff the game at 6:30 p.m. At halftime, the stadium will transform into Gotham City University home stadium.
Warner Bros. Pictures announced through a press release that Snyder and producers of the film are looking for people in the Los Angeles area, preferably ELAC students, to be extras for the upcoming film.
The stadium will be made into the backdrop for a football game between Gotham City University and rival Metropolis State University.
The first 2,000 people who sit in the filming area of the stadium will receive T-shirts designed by Snyder for those participating in the filming and prizes will be raffled throughout the night.
The crowd will sport Gotham Citys colors, black and gold.
The film will shoot three takes of three plays during halftime. The crew will be capturing the actors and crowd’s reactions.
ELAC’s College event and Venue Coordinator, Ernest Burnett, said that the filming will be about 20 minutes during halftime. The second half of ELAC’s game will follow the film shoot.
Snyder decided to use 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.
This is exciting news and confirms that Gotham City will definitely have a role in the Man of Steel sequel. If you’re in the Los Angeles area and are able to attend this weekend, take pictures if you can (and send them in)! Lets just hope that Bane doesn’t show up at this football game…