Superman movie crew using Aurora as HQ
By Matt Hanley firstname.lastname@example.org July 21, 2011 6:04PM
The crew for the upcoming Superman movie "Man of Steel" has taken up residency at an office building on Exchange Avenue on Aurora's east side. July 21, 2011. | Marianne Mather~Sun-Times Media
Updated: November 2, 2011 3:10AM
AURORA — The Superman movie crew has moved into Aurora, but unless you’re really into looking at buildings and semis, there’s not much to see.
This week, the staff working on “Man of Steel” set up offices and trailers on the city’s far East Side. A publicist at the site said a former executive office building will be used as the home base to coordinate shooting for the latest version of Superman. Supplies and personnel will be coordinated through the Aurora location for shoots around the Chicago area, including in Plano.
The crew could be in Aurora for about six weeks. Any shoots are expected to be closed to the public. Crew members warned the public that there won’t have much to look at if they show up at different locations, which will be kept secret.
On Thursday, cones lined Executive Drive and several yellow signs — labeled “Autumn Frost”, the movie’s shooting name — were posted on trees and signs.
“Man of Steel” filming is scheduled to begin in the Chicago area in August and September. The town of Plano will be used for one segment of the film. The film is also shooting in Vancouver.
Henry Cavill (of “The Tudors”) will play the title role. Academy Award nominated actress Amy Adams is set to play Lois Lane and it has been reported widely that Academy Award winner Russell Crowe is in talks to play Superman’s Kryptonian father. Crowe was spotted shopping at Whole Foods in Naperville and biking in Aurora several times last month.
Kevin Costner and Diane Lane are set to play Clark Kent’s parents.
The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday the movie will be released on June 14, 2013, rather than in December 2012, as had been previously planned.