July 28, 2011: Eleven Days of Filming in Chicago for "Man of Steel"

ChicagoBusiness.com reports that downtown Chicago will be the location of eleven days of filming for the "Man of Steel" film from August 7-17.

    Specific locations in Chicago still are unknown - no permit requests have been filed yet - but the city has been advised that shooting of exterior scenes in and around the Loop will take place from Aug. 7 to Aug. 17, weather permitting. "The dates have shored up," said Chicago Film Office Director Richard Moskal.

    That's fewer days than hoped for by the supporting cast of Chicago film industry officials, unions and vendors eager to play a role as the big-budget picture rolls into town. But there had been concern that computer graphics or Canadian locales might steal even more scenes from Chicago's role as Metropolis.

    "It turns out their needs for Metropolis exteriors have whittled down," Mr. Moskal said. While Warner Bros. is "still tweaking many creative aspects, it seems there was far more digital work and perhaps less of a need for practical on-the-scene filming."

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