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Photos Of The Daily Planet in the 'Man Of Steel' Movie Surface

Bringing superheroes back to the city they belong in. What are the chances Superman will have to catch the globe as it falls on the streets below?

It's like an impressionistic, copper Phantom Zone trap.

As somebody from the greater Chicagoland area, I’ll reiterate that I’m still rather sore about how Gotham’s been moved from the Windy City to Pittsburgh for DARK KNIGHT RISES' shooting. I can think of few big blockbuster tentpoles (let alone superhero flicks) where the actual location’s felt as crucial to the feel of the movie. DARK OF THE MOON was some consolation (even if they did double the Chi for seemingly every other major American city, too,) but I’ll take some respite in this spy report from IO9 which seems to confirm that the city’s now playing Metropolis, instead. Interestingly enough, as these photos would evidence, the Chicago Board of Trade’s doubling for the Planet after previously pulling duty as Wayne Tower in the first two BATMAN flicks.

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CBM actually has some photos of the players in action in front of the Board of Trade. If you look real close, you can see Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne as Clark Kent, Lois Lane and Perry White respectively. I speculated that the gobs of leaks off THE AVENGERS and DARK KNIGHT RISES sets may have been a result of film productions being far less common in Pitsburg and Cleveland as opposed to Chicago (so security would have less experience curtailing spies.) The fact that these aren’t as right up in the face of the actors might be evidence to support that crackpot theory.

Peep the pics and discuss...

Posted by batflasharrow96


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Posted by cyberninja

I.....I.....I.....I don't know what to discuss.

Posted by Jordanstine

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Posted by cattlebattle

@cyberninja said:

I.....I.....I.....I don't know what to discuss.

right, thats how I feel about all these "pictures from set" articles, It's just like"hey, wow, its a sidewalk......and some people", Hey is that!? never mind...its just a janitor"

Posted by welshguy

One of the reasons I didn't like the Dark Knight was because Gotham didn't look like... Gotham. It looked like chicago. Speaking personally, the city looked better in Batman Begins and that made all the difference. 

Edited by Vortex13

@welshguy: ...... Batman Begins was shot mostly in Chicago to.

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Posted by TheMess1428

Lamest Superman topic ever. Move on.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

So Chicago is now Metropolis too. Nothing wrong with that, is there? Nice pictures!

Posted by Kal'smahboi
@welshguy: I always viewed Gotham as a Chicago-like city. Between the organized crime and the political corruption, it always seemed like a good choice.
Posted by RareCheshire

The daily planet globe looks kinda plain.

Posted by shawn87

hmm hard to get a feel of what exactly it will look like in the end. Still interesting nonetheless

Posted by Daveyo520

In Providence we have one of the buildings that could have inspired to Daily Planet building. Some even call it the Superman building.

Posted by welshguy

@Kal'smahboi: @Vortex13:

In Batman Begins Gotham had that crazy monorail and the narrows so it felt more like gotham; a fictional place. Hard to put it into words really but the aesthetic felt different. The Dark Knight was just like watching Chicago Code or the Fugitive. Maybe its because I haven't watched the Dark Knight since I saw it in the cinema but I can't quite bring myself to view it again.

Posted by Billy Batson

Well, isn't this something.


Posted by Eyz

Nice :)