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'Man of Steel' sequel to film in Michigan

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Superman could be seen flying over the Detroit skyline. Superman could be seen flying over the Detroit skyline.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

Warner Bros. upcoming Superman and Batman team-up movie will film in Michigan after getting the OK for $35 million in state incentives, the Michigan Film Office announced Thursday.

The sequel to "Man of Steel" is expected to include $131 million of in-state spending to begin shooting in the Detroit area in the first three months of 2014.

Directed by Zach Snyder, the film is expected to feature Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman.

Snyder says in a statement that Detroit "will make the perfect backdrop for our movie."

"This project will further strengthen the reputation of Michigan and metro Detroit as a premier film destination," said Margaret O'Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office.

The filming is expected to include more than 400 Michigan workers. Thousands of extras are expected to be needed for the movie.

The production anticipates using approximately 500 local Michigan vendors during the course of production and spending $5.1 million on local hotels, as well as an additional $3.5 million in out-of-town cast and crew per diem payments that will be spent in the local economy but which fall outside of the incentive program.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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