'Batman Vs. Superman' Begins Shooting in Los Angeles This Weekend!

East Los Angeles College's Weingart Stadium will be turned into Gotham City University. 2,000 fans will receive t-shirts designed by Zack Snyder.

Batman vs. Superman to shoot at the East Los Angeles College football stadium this weekend
Batman vs. Superman to shoot at the East Los Angeles College football stadium this weekend
While the bulk of production is scheduled to take place early next year, director Zack Snyder is using an L.A. college football game to shoot scenes for Batman Vs. Superman.

Weingart Stadium at East Los Angeles College will be transformed into the Gotham City University home stadium, during halftime of the school's game against Victor Valley College on Saturday, October 19, which starts at 6:30 PM. The first 2,000 fans who sit in the stadium's filming area will receive t-shirts designed by Zack Snyder. There will also be prizes raffled off throughout the night. The filming will last approximately 20 minutes, with the second half of the real football game to follow.

The production will shoot three different takes of three football plays during the fictional game between Gotham City University and their rivals, Metropolis State University, with the cameras capturing the crowd's reactions along with the play on the field. It isn't known if either Henry Cavill's Superman or Ben Affleck's Batman will be in attendance to support their hometown teams.

Here's what ELAC's event and venue coordinator Ernest Burnett had to say in a statement.

"They could have done this on a night when we didn't have a home game. They wanted to support the school. 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. 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 smaller amount of time."

We reported in August that production will begin in Detroit and other Michigan locations in the first quarter of 2014.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.

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  1. Brian Lm

    oohh, the football game might be an opening for Cyborg. The number 12 jersey and the release of Justice League "War" could be a clue to that.

    8 months agoby @Brian-LmFlag

  2. Mieko_Siede

    @gumperman I don't really think they'd show it live, but for sure you'll get glimpses as they announce it during the halftime report. And yes, I can't argue those possibilities you've suggested either. Especially when it is a college game and to our knowledge, if Clark had actually gone to college it most likely wasn't Metropolis State University. And then again, given what we know of these writers, anything is possible if they can tie it in.

    1 year agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  3. gumperman

    @mieko-siede I'm thinking it's just a random event that both characters end up going to because they want to watch their rival teams play against each other. Maybe this is how they first meet or they attend the game together? Maybe Clark is doing a story on Bruce for some reason and Bruce asks him to join him at the game for the interview? Could be many possibilities and like you said a flashback maybe. I'm excited for this movie so much! I wonder if they will show this half time thing on live tv? I will have to watch to see I guess. :)

    1 year agoby @gumpermanFlag

  4. psychobilly13

    I live like 15 min away from Elac. Ill be attending. Go Rogues!!!

    1 year agoby @psychobilly13Flag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @bane5000 So far it is still a MoS sequel, but adding Batman has been just the talk of the town. The same will be said after the movie is released when people over do it with Ben as Batman.

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  6. supermanvenom

    @bane5000 Nah, i was worried about Ben being batman but now i can't wait for it.

    1 year agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  7. Bane5000

    Looks like im making a road trip this week end :D

    But is anyone else nervous that wat should be a straight forward Man of Steel sequel is turning into half Supes half Batman movie? :-/

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  8. Sean

    @mieko-siede Yeah, That would also be interesting if something like that happens.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. Mieko_Siede

    @themoviefanatic I could even see it as Clark attempting to be normal and dial his abilities back while playing for the team with Bruce looking on from the stands taking a peculiar notice to the awkward player obviously holding back...or quietly sitting on the sideline looking as though he doesn't fit in on the team or really any place. All before Bruce has really honed in on his keen sense of observation.

    1 year agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  10. Sean

    @mieko-siede That would be interesting. That could be what will happen in the movie.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. Nickybarnes79

    I'm happy that their getting this off the ground pretty quickly. But part of me feels like this is being rushed!

    1 year agoby @nickybarnes79Flag

  12. OhhmeohhMy

    The sooner the better. I agree not another football game in a mash-up film. Please. Can't wait to see more

    1 year agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  13. David garcia

    Give us a batsuit, show it to us, immediately.

    1 year agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  14. Mieko_Siede

    I'm interested to see in what way this actually plays into the film overall. Does it present as a flashback of past crossings unnoticed? Could be clever if played right.

    1 year agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  15. Brizzy

    @thedude1 Yeah, because it's happened in SO MANY of them already..
    Also, noone said hat there is definitely going to be one.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  16. TheDude1

    Another football game in a Batman film? Is that really necessary.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  17. CoreyB

    I want to see some footage of this soon...im skeptical but a huge Batman fan!

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag