Fans have still not calmed down from the decision by Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder to cast Ben Affleck as the next Dark Knight, but the cries to recast the role may be falling on deaf ears due to the fact that filming on Batman vs. Superman could be starting early this October.
Per a report by Batman-News, the movie casting call site Be In A Movie has posted a call for extras to star in scenes that Snyder is shooting for Batman vs. Superman next month in Los Angeles. As Chris Begley points out in his post, this seems way early considering the last we heard was that production would kick off in February 2014. However, Be In A Movie was dead on about the football scene in The Dark Knight Rises, so this might hold water.
October seems early to me, especially since we heard that they’ll be kicking off production in February 2014 in Detroit. However, Be In A Movie is the same company that put together the big extras casting call for The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field, so there must be some legitimacy to this October shoot.
Again, there’s no way to verify this shooting date until the date actually arrives, but don’t expect this to be any massively crucial scene in the film. This could be some extra footage that needs to be shot in Los Angeles during a certain time of the year with the thinking being some scenes can be snuck in before paparazzi try to crash the set and leak photos when production officially kicks off.