Over the weekend, Batman Vs. Superman star Henry Cavill arrived in Detroit, where several fans interacted with the actor at various local bars and restaurants. Does this mean that production has begun on the highly-anticipated superhero sequel? According to IMDB user Gjonnyboy, who met Henry Cavill over the weekend in the Detroit suburb Ferndale, the actor said that principle photography is already underway in Pontiac, Michigan. He shared the following photos of himself with the actor, along with his account of the meeting.
"He was not drinking, because he is still doing some heavy training. His trainer is the one who took the pic (..) they have been filming in Pontiac. He's really very friendly and very humble. It was his idea to take the pic. I was too busy ranting and quoting the movie to even think about documenting it! Haha. Given all the new seemingly negative word around the development; I wanted to reassure anyone who even remotely cares that MOS2 is on like donkey kong. I got the word from the man himself."
Latino Review speculates that production actually hasn't started yet, and that the actor is merely in town for his training. The site also theorizes that the actor's scruffy look could indicate that Superman has been forced into exile, following the events of last year's Man of Steel.
Henry Cavill was at Imperial in Ferndale on Friday. Talked to guy who met him. Looks like Superman could be in #Detroit up to 10 months.— Eric Lacy (@EricLacy) January 28, 2014
This report contradicts a previous story from November that indicated the production will be filming in Michigan until August. This does lend more credence to the rumor from earlier this month that Batman Vs. Superman and Justice League will be shot back-to-back.
Another report from MLive includes a second photo of the actor and a Detroit resident Patrick Wehner, which he posted to his http://instagram.com/p/jU3tRwOILq/Instagram account last week.
Regardless of whether or not principal photography has actually begun in Michigan, production will likely start sooner rather than later. We'll keep you posted when Warner Bros. confirms a production start date for this superhero sequel, which stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Ben Affleck as Batman, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.