Zack Snyder To Shoot Superman Reboot Partially in Alberta, Canada?

According to inside sources of a local newspaper journal, Warner Bros' Zack Snyder-directed Superman, The Man Of Steel reboot may be heading to Alberta, Canada. Check it out!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 1/26/2011


According to the Edmonton Journal, Culture minister Linsday Blackett confirmed that part of a Hollywood film will be shot in Alberta, Canada. And despite him not mentioning the what "Hollywood" film it'll be, an insiders of the source claims it'll be Zack Snyder's highly-anticipated Superman reboot.

An industry insider told the Herald that this likely means Superman: Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder's big-budget reboot, will have a unit shoot here. Another source confirmed that producers behind Man of Steel have been looking at Alberta, but said nothing has been confirmed.

"I would expect there will be an announcement in the next 60 days about a significant picture, a blockbuster to be shot in Alberta," says Blackett, "There might be one that is a $200 million, but it's probably more like a $35-million Alberta spend. The details are fairly intricate right now. That's a big-budget movie for us. The success of Inception and all the good comments made by the crew and actors and director go a long way. That is a movie that made a lot of money."


With principle photography reportedly commencing August 22nd in Vancouver, running til April, next year, the Superman reboot is scheduled to hit the big-screen December, 2012. What do you think?
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AlexDeLarge87 - 1/26/2011, 5:56 PM
YAY now get this guy to the role Snyder!
sweetre15 - 1/26/2011, 5:58 PM
@AlexDeLarge: Remember that this is casting in the 28 to 32 yr old age range for Clark. Go back to the original Deadline Article on the casting for this.
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/26/2011, 6:04 PM
If Joe Manganiello (34) is rumored to be the front runner right now as Superman i dont think that Ryan McPartlin is that far of the picture.
Batman1811 - 1/26/2011, 6:04 PM
No CG Suit!!!!!!!!!!!!!
continuezero - 1/26/2011, 6:05 PM
AWESOME!! I live in Edmonton, Alberta....if they shoot here I can try and get a set visit or possibly some photos...i can maybe contribute to the site for once...hahaha
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/26/2011, 6:06 PM
Welling?... LOL
Ranger14 - 1/26/2011, 6:07 PM
Casting a 28-32 year old range doesn't mean they are sticking to actors who fall in that exact calendar range. They just want someone who LOOKS like they could be 28-32
BruceWayneNewton - 1/26/2011, 6:11 PM
@Superguy- that is best thing I have ever seen you post! Shoot that movie in Beantown!
continuezero - 1/26/2011, 6:12 PM
We actually have a decent skyline here and the river valley makes for killer photos. We also have a ton of farmland outside the city too so i could see them doing some smallville shots here. plus if anyone's seen our winters we could easily double as location for the fortress of solitude too...lol...we had so much snow in the past month that the piles from shovelling the driveway was about 8 feet high. Haha
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/26/2011, 6:12 PM
Ranger14@ Agree
BobGarlen - 1/26/2011, 6:15 PM
DAMMIT I WANT AN UNKNOWN! That way it's not fair to judge him on whether or not he can play Superman
rsalas - 1/26/2011, 6:27 PM
You guys sure about Boston? They used Chicago for Gotham City and Metropolis is suppose to be bigger then Gotham. Chicago is bigger or larger then Boston. Maybe they can combine several big cities for Metropolis?
wbrowning79 - 1/26/2011, 6:29 PM
either Tom welling or Zachary Quinto
Eviltwin - 1/26/2011, 6:29 PM
I though originally they said city of Vancouver, but if its in the province of Alberta, then it's all good too.

Not sure who I'd want as Supes though.

@TheGODDAMNSUPERGUY

Metropolis was based on Toronto, so if anywhere, it could be filmed there.
RyanTcone - 1/26/2011, 6:35 PM
Im in Calgary, they'll shoot here on that basis alone
ManofSteel23 - 1/26/2011, 6:38 PM
Ryantcone@
Im in the uk
im going to Calgary in june as it happens :)
superotherside - 1/26/2011, 6:46 PM
hmmm... interesting...
BarneyStinson - 1/26/2011, 6:55 PM
WHAT!!!!!! That would be epic, I live In Edmonton. I would definately try and be involved in that some how.
BLITzSTREAK - 1/26/2011, 7:12 PM
That is Awesome. I just live 2 Hours from Edmonton. Im soo keeping an eye out on this. I wonder if they are gonna need Extras or anything?
xXkryptoniteXx - 1/26/2011, 7:23 PM
[frick] welling!!! Only do welling if there's a feature movie of smallville, but a reboot NO.
Comedian03 - 1/26/2011, 7:30 PM
Hmm, Alberta, might be a good time to go visit my mother in Edmonton when they start filming lol.
IronicMan - 1/26/2011, 7:44 PM
Awww yeah, time to call up my cousins living out west, pay the family farm a visit....
BarneyStinson - 1/26/2011, 7:54 PM
Wow, some local peeps on this site!!!!
SupermanReturns2006 - 1/26/2011, 8:51 PM
I think in Oklahoma or Tennessee will be a great spot for the shooting of Smallville
ChrisMc - 1/26/2011, 9:43 PM
Go Canada!
Creature - 1/26/2011, 10:45 PM
Whatever works. gonna be good.
Pyche - 1/26/2011, 10:59 PM
Sweet... That's Calgary's photo in the article, heh. I can almost see my house there.

They did film parts of Superman II in Calgary, so why not again? That'd be awesome. I'd miss work for that.
Yasn7 - 1/26/2011, 11:47 PM
NICE! I live in Edmonton so maybe I could catch some of this hahaha
GO CANADA!
Jip - 1/27/2011, 12:31 AM
I just wish DC did the whole continuity thing.
stjohnofDC - 1/27/2011, 12:44 AM
Yall better listen to AlexDelarge, Ryan McPartlin It Is! Besides dude is only 35 a year younger than Christian Bale. Isnt like we are gonna be seeing his age up on the screen, u guys wanna Jon Hamm for God sakes hes like my grandpa!!
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 1/27/2011, 12:48 AM
@WELLING LOVERS - Get over it! Welling carries far too much baggage. To cast him in a Superman movie will mean the rest of Smallville will have to tag along, it's the only way the general public audience will accept it. And that means watered down or even completely pathetic versions of some of DC's best characters! If you want the DC movie universe to be destroyed before it even gets going then go ahead and keep your head in the clouds and back Welling. If you have a shred of sense you will leave that horse, no matter how much you'd like to back it.


I'm batting for Matt Cohen for Superman!

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Matt Cohen for Superman!!!
Angelus - 1/27/2011, 3:05 AM
Alberta is simply stunning! If this is true then I will go there on an exchange program! SUUUUPAAAHMAAAN!
StrangerX - 1/27/2011, 6:07 AM
This movie will be huge.
Superman83 - 1/27/2011, 6:07 AM
I will be crashing the set for sure!!! and bringing pictures!!!!!!

BarneyStinson - 1/27/2011, 7:14 AM
Locals unite, we need to spy on the set and get as much info as we can haha. All kidding aside (or not) if they do shoot here I will be all over it.

@ Angelus, it is indeed :)
Ship - 1/27/2011, 9:21 AM
There's some facts that we as cbmfans most to accept, i'm taking about lead role in a Superman Movie of course:
1. The superman actor need to have a determinate height, 6'1 or plus.
2. Welling won't be Superman nor Routh (sadly for me)even if they got the super uniform melted to his bodies, period, Get over it, of course we can cry for that but thats not going to change nothing.
3. D.C. people thinks they got the lead of the superman movieverse but Warner people are who got the last fricking word, so we are really f>>>ck up.
4. we need to praise that the Nolan-Snyder duo to the right thing with our beloved character and give us a helluva good movie at least.
there are more facts but for now there are the most important. Rest in peace people.
jetsniper - 1/27/2011, 9:44 AM
This could be a bit of a homage as parts of Superman 1 and 3 were filmed in Calgary, my hometown. I sure hope they film here, I'll definitely try and get some work on set.
hoodedjester - 1/27/2011, 10:07 AM
That's my backyard and my bet is the Kent farm is shot here but who knows - hell it might not even be the Superman movies as speculated.
Pedrolg - 1/27/2011, 10:18 AM

ronin24 - 1/29/2011, 6:50 PM
Im not that concerned about the casting of supes, im sure he will get it right, i thought Watchmen and 300 where both great casting jobs. what i would like to see is a far more futuristic metropolis (like the animated show a few years back) and a villian other than luther. i know its too much to expect to have no luther. but id really like a change in villian.
this pic from Pedrolg looks good, id pick someone with more of a chin but i think it would work. Dont like the Matt Cohen idea, excellent superboy but not superman.
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