‘Batman vs. Superman’ Production Update; ‘Mission: Impossible 5′ Filming in 2014

Published 1 year ago by , Updated February 16th, 2014 at 9:25 am,

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2015 is going to be the Destroy All Monsters of years for blockbusters and tentpole sequels, with an official lineup that, so far, includes The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: Episode VII, Jurassic World and the 24th James Bond movie – not forgetting Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel (unofficially-titled Batman vs. Superman), of course – in addition to many other titles, be they potential restarts for franchise that are running low on fuel (see: Terminator 5) or the – fingers crossed – thrilling conclusion to a multi-platform cash cow (see: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2).

Production on all the aforementioned films should be underway before the first half of 2014 draws to a close, but technically Snyder’s superhero crossover event has already jumped ahead of the pack, as the first footage was shot earlier this month (depicting a football game between Metropolis and Gotham City).

Snyder, drawing from a script by David S. Goyer – now an official “employee” of Warner Bros. for the next three years – will begin principal photography properly by February 2014, with Man of Steel cast members Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fisburne and Diane Lane returning alongside new addition Ben Affleck as a tired, weary and seasoned” Caped Crusader.

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Production Weekly reports (or, rather, Tweets) that “BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN has opened a production office at Raleigh Michigan Studios in Pontiac,” with the city of Detroit looking to get a financial boost by serving as the backdrop for either a post-General Zod Metropolis and/or the Dark Knight’s home turf of Gotham. In addition, PW says that Patrick Tatopoulos – the production designer on I, Robot, Total Recall (2012) and the upcoming 300: Rise of an Empire (which Snyder co-wrote and produced) – is also designing the sets and mise-en-scene for Batman vs. Superman, working in collaboration with Snyder and 300 cinematographer Larry Fong.

In addition, we’re now hearing that Mission: Impossible 5 is also going to begin filming in a matter of months. PW says that shooting on M:I 5 will begin in February 2014, with the production team that’s behind Ethan Hunt’s latest globe-trotting adventure – which includes star Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) – said to be “currently scouting out of their London production office.” Is an official 2015 release date announcement around the corner?

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Virtually nothing has been revealed about either the plot for Mission: Impossible 5 or which cast members from previous installments will return alongside Cruise. Presumably, Ving Rhames as Luther will make an appearance, while a reunion for the Ghost Protocol IM team – Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Paul Patton – would be welcome, given their good chemistry together in the fourth MI installment. Unfortunately, that might not be feasible, since Renner will be reprising as Hawkeye in the Avengers sequel, when the cameras start rolling on M:I 5 (proper subtitle TBD).

That said, Cruise began scouting for real-world landmarks that could work as creative set pieces in the film over a year ago, so chances are that screenwriter Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) has incorporated at least some of them into his script draft. The spectacle alone could be worth the price of admission, which ought to give Mission: Impossible 5 a decent fighting chance, should it wind up signing on to participate in the 2015 box office brawl.


Batman vs. Superman opens in U.S. theaters on July 17th, 2015.

We’ll let you know when Mission: Impossible 5 get an official release date.

Source: Production Weekly

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  1. It would be nice to see MI5 around christmas again. Though i want it to do good, so idk if they should wait until summer 2016 to release? Then they can hold off filming for a little bit and then start around when Avengers finishes filming.

  2. I hate the fact I’m looking forward to 2015 so much! right slow down take a breath, enjoy festive flicks and look forward to 2014 first!

  3. Most anticipated for me is the first glimpse
    of the new Batsuit which might relatively be soon.
    I’m hoping for a Batman Arkham Origins inspired design.

    • +1
      That and the probable Batmobile. I’m hoping the rumor about the new Batsuit resembling the Noel incarnation is true. That cowl would go great with Affleck’s chin.

      • They said in the article that the Batmobile would be more of a traditional car than the Tumbler.

    • Apparently it’s taking inspiration from Batman: Noel fits with the New 52 as well.

  4. I cant remember a time when I looked forward as much as I do for 2015!
    There is still some good flicks coming out in 2014 and even the end of 13, this is a great time to be a movie fan that’s for sure!

    • that would be dope! love it

  5. My money is on the fact that they are not going to spend too much time on the batmobile..

    This dude is going against MOS… Are you freaking kidding me? you are not going to impress anyone by going around in batmobile..

    He will need iron man suit for batman style.. that’s all there is to it.

    • An Iron Man suit but not an artillery filled vehicle?

  6. I feel sorry for Cruise that he has to return to the MI franchise yet again. He was one of the few movie starts who was able to generate non franchise , standalone hits. Ghost Protocol’s huge success should’ve ignite his star power but it hasn’t quiet done that, despite the fact that both Jack Reacher & Obilvion were good movies.

    Still sticking to my opinion that it’s the wrong time for Batman / Superman and wish we could get a standalone MOS sequel instead.

  7. Cruise retuturned to MI5 beCause Ghost Protocol was HUGE.
    I am sure this will be also .

  8. Man of Steel sequel ftw 😉

  9. Bats vs Supes, 300, and Avengers: AOU for me!

  10. Batman gonna fight superman. With what his fists. I can see superman kicking his arse. Batman is nothing compared to S man

    • Well, in the comics, Batman used kryptonite rings and gloves to fight Superman. Since they’ve jettisoned the whole idea of kryptonite, I really don’t have a valid answer to your question.

  11. How anyone is looking forward to a “tired, weary” Batman played by Ben Affleck is mind boggling.

    • Ha…

  12. MI 5 really? And people complain about how many Resident Evil and Fast & The Furious movies there are