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Superman Returns to His Roots: Ohio Takes Center Stage in New DC Film

The Man of Steel, Superman has returned to his birthplace Cleveland, Ohio. From June 17 to July 16, 2024, DC Studios' highly anticipated Superman reboot took over Cleveland, Ohio, for a month-long filming extravaganza. The production then briefly shifted to Cincinnati from July 17 to 18, marking a significant homecoming for the iconic superhero with over 3,000 jobs resulting from the movie production in the state.


Ohio's role in the film is substantial, with an estimated $36 million spent in the state, representing about 10% of the movie's total budget of over $363 million. The Ohio shoot is expected to account for a quarter of the final film, encompassing 133 days of preparation, 37 days of principal photography, and 31 days of wrap.


Originally titled "Superman: Legacy," production on this reboot began in Atlanta in late February. The film stars David Corenswet as Clark Kent/Superman, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, and Nicholas Hoult as the infamous villain Lex Luthor. Notably, Cleveland native Isabela Merced ("Madame Web") joins the cast as Hawkgirl. Isabella is a local Cleveland movie fan favorite, she's a wonderful artist talent, with a bright future.


While plot details remain tightly under wraps, the studio has revealed that the story will delve into "Superman's journey as he tries to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing." This theme resonates deeply with the film's Ohio setting, as it was in Cleveland that creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster first conceived the beloved character in 1933.


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The decision to film extensively in Ohio holds special significance for the production. "Bringing Superman home to his roots in Ohio is a dream come true for us," said director, James Gunn. "The state's diverse landscapes and welcoming communities provide the perfect backdrop for our story."


The film's presence in Ohio has also generated excitement among local fans and businesses. "Having a major production like this in our city is a tremendous boost for the local economy," said James Dean @ Ohio Sell Estate. "We're thrilled to be a part of Superman's legacy."


Following the Ohio shoot, the production will continue at other locations. The film, officially untitled yet, but the project is known as "Superman: Legacy" is scheduled to soar into theaters on July 11, 2025, promising a fresh take on the enduring legend of Superman. And many Ohioans are looking forward to this local movie fan favorite, Superman.


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James E Dean resides in the Greater Cleveland Ohio community. Mr. Dean brings over 35 years of experience across a wide range of industries worldwide. He is considered by many to be a leading expert in the energy sector, retail eCommerce, brand marketing and AI technology.  J Dean is also a frequent Blogger, and graduate of Boston University. He enjoys collecting antiques, travel and fitness. Email  Message

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