Will Detroit Sub For Gotham In MAN OF STEEL Sequel? Will Affleck Direct Future BATMAN Movies?

El Mayimbe just dropped some new details on the Schmoes Know Podcast. It seems Detroit, Michigan may actually double for Gotham City, while a WB favorite locale of Morocco is also being scouted. He also suggests that our new Batman may direct himself in the next round of solo Bat-flicks!

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By Mark Cassidy - 8/22/2013

Will The Motor City sub for Gotham City? That's the rumor according to Latino Review's El Mayimbe, who just dropped his latest scoop on the Schmoes Know Podcast. Nothing is set in stone of course, but he reckons Warner Bros. are scouting shooting locations in Detroit for the sequel to Man Of Steel, which we now know will star Ben Affleck as Batman. Plus, they may also be looking at Morocco, where WB have shot several movies in the past -- including Christopher Nolan's Inception. What scenes in the sequel could take director Zack Snyder and co. out to that desert location? Well, it's all speculation for now of course, but lets hear your theories below. Oh, and Mayimbe also suggested that Affleck might be lined up to direct -- not Justice League which seems set to have Zack Snyder at the helm -- but future solo Batman flicks!

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JerBear - 8/22/2013, 8:53 PM
He also said that Afleck is WB's choice to direct standalone Batman film after World's Finest.
BlackIceJoe - 8/22/2013, 9:03 PM
Like I said in the other article I can see Detroit being perfect for Gotham City. Everywhere could work for Crime Alley.

That being said if this is true it will be a great thing for Detroit. So I hope it is going to happen.
RorMachine - 8/22/2013, 9:05 PM
Really? Rocket Raccoon? Just two days ago? REALLY?
LEVITIKUZ - 8/22/2013, 9:08 PM
Oh come on Ror. Get off your [frick]ing high horse bullshit. Deleting my article for copy and paste? Really? Lets look at your first edit:

And don't say yours was first:

Power Users strike again. You would think these guys know I'm not a noob at this.
RorMachine - 8/22/2013, 9:15 PM
Lol, yes look at my first edit..it had an actual teaser and not just "hit it". I went straight to work on mine while you just left your copy and paste job in the tabs for aaaages. I have screen caps too!
LEVITIKUZ - 8/22/2013, 9:17 PM
I was finishing my edit.

Also how is "hit it" any different from "hit the jump" as many do?

I went to work on mine and when I was done it was deleted.
pud333 - 8/22/2013, 9:20 PM
Detroit makes perfect sense.
RorMachine - 8/22/2013, 9:23 PM
Dude I was finished my article..pictures thumbnails..the lot and yours STILL looked like that screencap..sorry, it;s not always first wins out as Big G will attest to.
3DWitchHunt - 8/22/2013, 9:24 PM
Perfect fit
Wonder what Gusto has to say about this
CharlesLord - 8/22/2013, 9:26 PM
Or they could just use Chicago again....just sayin
Hellboy6666 - 8/22/2013, 9:26 PM
Shame on power user
gmoney0505 - 8/22/2013, 9:26 PM
Makes sense as Ben has great films under his belt for WB. Dude is about to get filthy rich if he choose to direct them. He better have a percentage of the box office earnings as his pay for the job. 5% is all he needs in his contract.
JoeMomma29 - 8/22/2013, 9:27 PM
For Gusto!

M3T4LL0 - 8/22/2013, 9:27 PM
JoeMomma29 - 8/22/2013, 9:28 PM
One more for Gusto!

Hellboy6666 - 8/22/2013, 9:28 PM
Ben is a good choice for Batman and as a helmer. He's a much seasoned actor and his films have a tone that suits Batmans universe.
lapress - 8/22/2013, 9:28 PM
How does he know this, but not that Ben Affleck was cast as Batman?
CaptainKangarooPimp - 8/22/2013, 9:29 PM
Maybe spell Detroit right next time, lmao
Hellboy6666 - 8/22/2013, 9:30 PM
And Detroit can't be that bad can it? Guys? Can it?
JDUKE25 - 8/22/2013, 9:31 PM
Detroit is fine with me I guess.

SnapperCarr - 8/22/2013, 9:32 PM
I still hate the idea of Affleck as Batman
SpiderBat209 - 8/22/2013, 9:32 PM
Detroit? BATMAN vs. ROBOCOP? jk

Bring on Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy! :D
JDUKE25 - 8/22/2013, 9:32 PM
@LEV dude you're just asking for it with that "Improve your Brain" window at the bottom lol
LEVITIKUZ - 8/22/2013, 9:32 PM
Ok Ror ok whatever you say. Just don't be writing an editorial using satire again.
gmoney0505 - 8/22/2013, 9:33 PM
Detroit, Los angeles, or Morroca it does not matter. all of them have big tall buildings and they change things once shooting starts anyway.
LEVITIKUZ - 8/22/2013, 9:33 PM

I swear to God it was a [frick]ing pop-up
SpiderBat209 - 8/22/2013, 9:34 PM
Nashville has a building shaped like Batman's cowl. Tennessee-ians even call it the Batman Building! lol :)

JDUKE25 - 8/22/2013, 9:34 PM
@LEV ok lol
TheWolverine08 - 8/22/2013, 9:37 PM
They passing by my city! EPIC!
novaprime - 8/22/2013, 9:38 PM
Man i hope he doesnt direct shiittt!!!!
novaprime - 8/22/2013, 9:40 PM
Im not that Angry for him Playing Bats!! As every one else isss!!! But hod Dc!!! Wats ur problem!!! Atleast get somebody Younger!! An Unknown.. or an actor like Joel Edgerton!!! Bradley cooper Liam mckelin
M3T4LL0 - 8/22/2013, 9:41 PM
I think Ben is going to make a great Batman. Out of all those actors whose name's were getting thrown around, here comes WB and BAM right out of left field. Can't wait 2015!!! Ad Levi... I am with you on the whole power user thing. To me it takes away what I started coming to this site for from the start which was there was no hierarchy bullshit. It was all about scoops and exclusives and no one cared who posted what first. Now it kind of seems like a contest between nerds and jocks where the power users just mock and bully the rest of us just because they feel they're "superior". People put lots of time and effort into their articles as do the power users but I feel everyone should be able to have their artistic integrity intact and not have their hard work altered or deleted. I understand not everyone is a Pulitzer Prize Winning author but there is ways around all of this. Maybe an automatic grammar and spell check option when creating articles? Something..
TheOracularNerd - 8/22/2013, 9:42 PM
I'm totally cool with this. After seeing Ben's work from "The Town" I'm not only sure he'll get the action down packed but the character as well! :)
Super12 - 8/22/2013, 9:42 PM
Detroit is probably one of the best choices for Gotham. Fits like a glove
novaprime - 8/22/2013, 9:43 PM
Lets see how this Turns out!!!
JULEZ13 - 8/22/2013, 9:44 PM
I like the idea of Detroit playing Gotham City.

But I'm not too keen on the idea of Affleck acting AND directing. The films he's directed seem extremely grounded in reality. I don't want another Nolanesque Batman. And I think they should just let him focus on ACTING.

Let someone else build on what Snyder will do with Batman in WF and have them direct the solo films.
dekexz19 - 8/22/2013, 9:44 PM
Detroit seems like the perfect place for Gotham and I'm starting to like Affleck as Batman a little bit.
vtopa - 8/22/2013, 9:45 PM


Get it RIGHT you [frick]TARDS!
Hellboy6666 - 8/22/2013, 9:46 PM
here here @ m3t4llo
StrangerX - 8/22/2013, 9:48 PM
My mind has just been blown away by all this news today. Detroit would look great as Gotham. I get that 80's movie Batman feel with a lot of run down buildings, and creepy gothy vibe.
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