‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ starts shooting in Detroit

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” sequel finally has an official title: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Production on the highly anticipated superhero showdown is underway in Detroit, Warner Bros. announced Wednesday.

The film stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.

“Batman v Superman,” which is set to open May 6, 2016, is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing.


In addition to Detroit, the film will shoot in Illinois, Africa and the South Pacific.

For Warner Bros., “Batman v Superman” represents the next step in expanding the scope of its cinematic milieu based on DC Comics characters. The film will be followed by a “Justice League” movie, also to be directed by Snyder.