[Movies] Superman/Batman Film To Shoot In Los Angeles This Weekend
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.15.2013
On a football field...
East Los Angeles College Campus News has revealed that the upcoming Batman/Superman movie will film at the campus Weingart stadium on October 19, this Saturday. Filming will take place during halftime of the Husky football game. The Man of Steel sequel will be helmed by the first film's director, Zack Snyder.
The game begins at 6:30 PM. At halftime, the stadium will be come the Gotham City University home stadium. Warner Bros said that Snyder and producers are looking for people in the LA area, preferable ELAC students, to be extras. The stadium will be used 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 get t-shirts designed by Snyder and prizes will be raffled during the night.
The crowd will wear Gotham City's colors (black and gold). The film shoot will have three takes of three plays during halftime. The crew will capture the actors and crowd's reactions. ELAC's College Event and Venue Coordinator, Ernest Burnett, said filming will take around twenty minutes, followed by the second half of the game. Snyder is using the ELAC stadium to support the college and community. Feature films regularly use ELAC because it's a "film friendly" school, and ELAC gets revenue for the college.
Burnett said: "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 small smaller amount of time. It's also a big opportunity for us (ELAC), and to cheer on our Huskies. Victor Valley is not a bad team."