Looks like the Batman/Superman movie is shooting this weekend -- and you could actually be in it!
According to East Los Angeles College Campus News (via Latino Review), the still-to-be-officially-titled sequel to Man of Steel is filming a crowd scene this Saturday evening (Oct. 19) at East Los Angeles College's (ELAC) Weingart Stadium during halftime of that day's Huskies game.
The first 2,000 attendees who find seats in the area of the stadium that's being filmed will get a free T-shirt designed by director Zack Snyder. Here's part of the official news announcement:
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 City's 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.
The announcement goes on to say that Snyder decided to use ELAC's stadium to support the college and its community, bringing some revenue into the school.
Of course, this raises some big questions -- the biggest being, has the movie officially started shooting yet?
The answer is that Snyder is probably looking to capture some footage early -- second-unit type stuff -- that he might not have a chance to grab later. He needed a crowd scene at a stadium, saw an opportunity to film one, and went for it.
We doubt that any major scenes involving Ben Affleck's Batman and/or Henry Cavill's Superman will go down this weekend, although they may be added in at a later date.
Strangely, Christopher Nolan filmed the destruction of Gotham's pro football stadium for The Dark Knight Rises (although that was shot in Pittsburgh). We have to wonder -- is Gotham's college football stadium next?
So if you're in the Los Angeles area this weekend and want a chance to get your face on camera for Batman/Superman (or whatever it ends up being called), get down to ELAC this Saturday!