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.
Batman vs. Superman to shoot at the East Los Angeles College football stadium this weekend
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 Vs. Superman comes to theaters May 6th, 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.