Filming begins in Detroit for Superman-Batman film

Henry Cavill as Superman in "Man of Steel." (Photo credit: AP photo by Warner Bros. Pictures, Clay Enos)

Henry Cavill as Superman in “Man of Steel.” (Photo credit: AP photo by Warner Bros. Pictures, Clay Enos)

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Warner Bros. Pictures says filming has started in Detroit for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” starring Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman.

The studio said Wednesday the action feature directed by Zack Snyder will also star Israel-born actress Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman; Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luther; Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Bruce Wayne’s loyal guardian; and Holly Hunter in a newly created role.

Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will return from 2013’s “Man of Steel” to appear in the upcoming film.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” with additional shooting locations in Illinois, Africa and the South Pacific, is set for release on May 6, 2016.

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