Later this year, two massive superhero sequels will go into production that both Marvel and DC fans will surely be looking forward to, Warner Bros.' Batman Vs. Superman and Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. While we're still a few months away from both productions commencing, today we have new details about where these sequels will be shot.
Earlier this week, Batman Vs. Superman director Zack Snyder was spotted at Michigan State University, appearing in a picture with the school's athletic director Mark Hollis and men's basketball coach Tom Izzo, which you can see below.
HenryCavillOnline later confirmed that the director was at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on the East Lansing, Michigan campus, although it wasn't confirmed if he was scouting locations for the sequel or not. We already know that Batman Vs. Superman will primarily be shot in Michigan, but a shoot at Michigan State University has not been confirmed. As you can see in the image below, the building surely does have a unique design.
We also reported in November that the production will shoot its Kent Farm scenes in Yorkville, Illinois, and the production will also shoot unspecified scenes in Camp Metamora in Lapeer County, Michigan, where crews have been constructing a house set on a property near Lake Otsikita. It still isn't known exactly when production is scheduled to begin, but our report from December revealed that production will run until August in Michigan.
In regards to Avengers: Age of Ultron, BadTaste.it is reported that Marvel held a press conference in Aosta Valley, Italy, announcing that scenes for the sequel will be shot in parts of northern Italy, including Bard Fortress, which you can see in the photo below.
The sequel has already brought on several Italian crew members, such as designers and machinists, but it isn't clear if there will be any of the main cast members present for this shoot, or if it will be shot with the second unit. Production will begin in Italy this March, although it isn't clear what this massive fortress will be used for. BadTaste.it speculates that it might have a connection to the villainous Baron Von Strucker, who we reported earlier this month will be played by Thomas Kretschmann. Baron Von Strucker will be the second villain in this sequel behind Ultron, who is voiced by James Spader.