A huge project just wrapped in New Mexico – putting truth to all the rumors.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, recently filmed in The Land of Enchantment for nearly a month and used Playas and Taos as locations.
After months of speculation and widespread chatter on social media, the New Mexico Film Office confirmed Wednesday that part of the movie was indeed being made in New Mexico.
The film completed its principal photography here after filming in Michigan and Illinois.
The production estimates it spent more than $13 million in the New Mexico economy, on everything from local construction hires to lumber and catering supplies. Approximately 200 New Mexico crew members were hired during the course of the production.
“We are thrilled that the towns of Playas and Taos … could play host to such a large-scale production. In fact, they built one of the largest set pieces in New Mexico film history,” said Nick Maniatis, New Mexico Film Office director. “We are pleased with the number of New Mexican residents and suppliers that the show was able to utilize during their stay.”
Directed by Zack Snyder, the movie stars Cavill, reprising his “Man of Steel” role as Clark Kent/Superman, and Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
The film also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, and Holly Hunter in a role created for the film.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing.
But don’t look for it at theaters anytime soon – the release date is March 25, 2016.