SUPERMAN: LEGACY Will Film On Location In Cincinnati, Sparking Hall Of Justice Rumors

SUPERMAN: LEGACY Will Film On Location In Cincinnati, Sparking Hall Of Justice Rumors SUPERMAN: LEGACY Will Film On Location In Cincinnati, Sparking Hall Of Justice Rumors

Superman: Legacy will reportedly shoot on location under its working title of Genesis in Cincinnati, Ohio which just happens to be the location of the real-life Hall of Justice.

By MarkJulian - Feb 22, 2024 09:02 AM EST
Filed Under: Superman: Legacy
Source: WCPO-ABC-9

As production on Superman: Legacy ramps up, more and more details are beginning to emerge about the James Gunn-directed and written film.

Internet sleuths were recently able to determine that Legacy will be filming in Cleveland and Cincinnati through a report on the tax credits the film received from the state of Ohio. Filming under the working title of Genesis, Legacy will reportedly receive an $11M tax write-off.

It's the filming in Cincinnati that has fans buzzing as that's the location of the Union Terminal train station. The facade of the building provided cartoonists Al Gmuer and Joe Barbera, with inspiration for the design of the Hall of Justice, which was introduced in the '70s Super Friends cartoon.

The Hall of Justice is one of two, popular base of operations used by the Justice League, with the other being the orbiting satellite known as the Watchtower.

Thanks to the confirmation of on-location filming in Cincinnati, DCU fans are convinced that Superman: Legacy will be using the Union Terminal building as a base for the Hall of Justice, which will then be modified by VFX artists in post-production.

Superman: Legacy, the James Gunn-directed (and written) film stars David Corenswet as Kal-El/Clark Kent, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner/Green Lantern, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Sean Gunn as Maxwell Lord, María Gabriela de Faría as Angela Spica/The Engineer and Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho.

Additionally, Nicholas Hoult has been confirmed by Gunn to portray Lex Luthor in the film. Milly Alcock was also recently cast as Supergirl and is also expected (but unconfirmed) to appear in Legacy, as well.

The latest report on the film has the full main cast assembled in Atlanta for the first of what will undoubtedly be many table reads before filming gets underway.

Currently set for release on July 11, 2025, Superman: Legacy is the first film in Gunn's reboot of the DCEU.  Filming is expected to begin in just a few weeks.

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CoHost
CoHost - 2/22/2024, 9:56 AM
bobevanz
bobevanz - 2/22/2024, 11:55 AM
Holy crap maybe I can get some bts photos and film lol
ProudPatriot76
ProudPatriot76 - 2/22/2024, 6:47 PM
@bobevanz - I’m in Cincinnati too!
Origame
Origame - 2/22/2024, 10:01 AM
Or, you know, could be a coincidence. Those do happen.

Plus, wouldn't it make more sense if the hall of justice was done with cgi like avengers tower, rather than paying to use a real building?
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 2/22/2024, 10:12 AM
@Origame - i think it will lool great if they film it there. Might help in keeping the aesthetics of the Gunn DCU different and feel more natural than the green screen fest of the dceu and mcu.
keithvw
keithvw - 2/22/2024, 10:15 AM
@Origame - For what it's worth, I'd rather see a real building used. Maybe a very elaborate miniature (bigature like Lord of the Rings used?). I've had my fill of CGI buildings. They never look real. They come close. Some look darn realistic, but they never look 100% real.
DankMan
DankMan - 2/22/2024, 10:41 AM
@Origame - real building that looks similar with CGI on top. Practical effects with CGI added on is the way of the future (hopefully)
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 2/22/2024, 10:44 AM
@vectorsigma - I think it's great it's in Ohio. Supes started there and now it's come full circle. Plus, Cincinatti is an awesome town! (and I have relatives there so I'll see if he can snap some pics for me and I'll share them all with you guys!)
thewanderer
thewanderer - 2/22/2024, 10:56 AM
@Origame - this wouldn’t be the first time DC filmed there for the Hall of Justice. They filmed there for the Justice League movie.
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 2/22/2024, 11:22 AM
@lazlodaytona - oh please do share if they get it! I hope this rumor is true, always good to see real surroundings.
thewanderer
thewanderer - 2/22/2024, 11:32 AM
@thewanderer @Origame - correction in my part, it was the Arrowverse that filmed there, when Barry created the Hall of Justice.
bobevanz
bobevanz - 2/22/2024, 11:56 AM
@lazlodaytona - as a fellow Cincinnati all star, your relatives are cool with me haha
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 2/22/2024, 10:07 AM
I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the case…

Since it seems the DCU has atleast somewhat established heroes and that Clark seems to to be familiar with them to an extent that we could get The Hall of Justice of this as a location in which he interacts with them.



The movie using that location which was the original inspiration for the hall would be really cool!!.
thewanderer
thewanderer - 2/22/2024, 10:57 AM
@TheVisionary25 - The Justice League movie used it to.
Forthas
Forthas - 2/22/2024, 10:10 AM
So the appropriate title of the film should be Justice Society (with an appearance by Superman).
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 2/22/2024, 10:14 AM
@Forthas - you are confusing this with Cap 4 (But a Hulk film in disguise)

Gunn is great in ensembles while keeping the main character solid. Hell he even had Rocket be the main guy in gotg3 without feeling jarring given Quill is the lead
Epc11223
Epc11223 - 2/22/2024, 10:26 AM
@Forthas - or maybe we should watch the film before we judge that it’s not a Superman film? 🤔
Clintthahamster
Clintthahamster - 2/22/2024, 10:49 AM
@Forthas - Man, the amount of anguish y'all experience over the idea of a Superman movie having other superheroes in it. I promise it'll be okay.
Forthas
Forthas - 2/22/2024, 11:16 AM
@ClintThaHamster - Wasn't that a big concern over BvS...how did that turn out? When I raised that concern last time, I got the same response you just gave.
Forthas
Forthas - 2/22/2024, 11:18 AM
@Epc11223 - There are only so many minutes in any movie. The more characters you have cast, the less each individual character has especially in proportion to the movie's run time. That is math!
Epc11223
Epc11223 - 2/22/2024, 11:27 AM
@Forthas - Have to be honest, I wasn’t really concerned. Love the characters and anticipation of a new movie that I might enjoy. I’m more concerned about my family and their health and the special
Needs students I work with. I think it’s called having perspective. 😂
Epc11223
Epc11223 - 2/22/2024, 11:30 AM
@Forthas - we don’t even know how long the movie is. If it’s a 2 hour and 30 minute movie, I’m sure Superman be in it. Plus, it’s not an origin film which I think is a good thing. We can dive right into the story instead having to introduce him. Typically in an origin film, it takes a good 45 minutes to see the character as his superhero persona.
Clintthahamster
Clintthahamster - 2/22/2024, 11:47 AM
@Forthas - That movie was called "Batman Versus Superman" so it was a safe bet that there'd be more than just Superman in it. But hey, if you wanna get mad at a movie based off of a different movie, with a different director, different writers, and different producers, knock yourself out. Just seems like maybe another way to spend your time would be NOT worrying about how much you're going to hate a movie that hasn't started production yet.
Epc11223
Epc11223 - 2/22/2024, 11:53 AM
@ClintThaHamster - couldn’t agree more.
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 2/22/2024, 11:56 AM
@Forthas - This is Gunn directing and writing the movie here, not Snyder.
Forthas
Forthas - 2/22/2024, 12:14 PM
@Epc11223 - That is great that you have more important issues that take up your attention - I applaud you! But this site is for discussing comic book films which is what I was doing. This nonsense about we don't know what the film is going to be so we can't form opinions is simply wrong. We know the director and his style of film making, we know the caliber of actors that are cast and the source materials they draw from namely DC comics. So I have a good idea of what to expect.
Epc11223
Epc11223 - 2/22/2024, 12:35 PM
@Forthas - in my opinion, Gunn generally does a nice job with ensemble casts. This is a new regime and should be looked at with a clean slate. While this is a discussion board, you’re assuming a lot when we haven’t had much information. This seems different than Batman v Superman. While the execution of black Adam was kind of boring, it was still mostly a black Adam Movie . Having the jsa didn’t take away from black Adam.
Forthas
Forthas - 2/22/2024, 12:37 PM
@ClintThaHamster - You can ruminate about how this is just a movie and pretend there are no consequences. But actually there are. When Warner Brothers launched its DCEU film strategy in 2013, the average stock price for the company was 39.5571. You know what it is now...9.65. Part of that includes other non film revenue streams but a lot of it reflects the failures of its DC properties which was the largest segment of its film budget for about a decade. So because many people such as yourself said "Oh don't worry about the quality of these films...its just a meaningless movie" producers, directors and actors have lost their once promising jobs, people have lost a lot of their investments, the DC brand has lost the confidence of its fans and a once proud film studio continues to be an acquisition target because it is so weakened. You think maybe...just maybe...a better thought out plan and film product would have helped prevent a lot of those consequences . Maybe the stock price might be a lot higher and maybe fans could might have found more pride that their favorite franchise was properly handled instead of constantly being retooled and now rebooted.

Are there more important things to think about...of course...but people love these characters and to just say to them that they should not worry about something they love because it is not the most important thing in the world makes me question why are you even on this site?
Epc11223
Epc11223 - 2/22/2024, 12:56 PM
@Forthas - there are a lot of things that contribute to stocks being down. I’m on this site because I like getting the news but there’s so much negativity that it’s pretty sad. It would be nice if more people tried to emulate the values of the charscters that we love and care about so much. Obviously not someone like Deadpool, but Superman has values that are good. I’m sorry you didn’t like the previous movies, but I can find at least some enjoyment in most of the movies and characters.
Forthas
Forthas - 2/22/2024, 1:17 PM
@Epc11223 - I am not a fan of James Gunn's film approach. I find it juvenile and I think it appeals to a limited audience that finds quirky and base level comedy amusing. That is why Gunn who was part of a film franchise that was recently averaging a billion dollars per film was never able to match that box office haul. His venture into DC with Suicide Squad was a bomb and Peacemaker seems like an after thought and despite the proclamation that it was successful its viewer ship numbers are mysteriously not available.
Forthas
Forthas - 2/22/2024, 1:18 PM
@Epc11223 - The only difference I see from Batman v Superman is that instead of a comedy, it was a dark drama bordering on a horror film. But in both cases it places less emphasis on Superman and is a vehicle to move onto a broader story. I suspect tell that despite Legacy not being made yet. Like I warned back in 2013 that the direction they were going in with regard to BvS would be disastrous, I have the similar opinion here.
Forthas
Forthas - 2/22/2024, 1:22 PM
@Epc11223 - I liked Black Adam and even the Justice Society of America but, I would have rather they focused the film more on Black Adam. The film glosses over questions that an origin story should answer but we can't do that since there is not enough time because we have to introduce the Justice Society of America
Clintthahamster
Clintthahamster - 2/22/2024, 1:27 PM
@Forthas - "When Warner Brothers launched its DCEU film strategy in 2013, the average stock price for the company was 39.5571. You know what it is now...9.65."

That's true, but there's a lot of missing data in there. Their stock price peaked at $77 in 2021, but it averaged ~$30/share from 2013-2022. It only started cratering with Zaslav came in and started trashing the place. Very little to do with the DCEU.

"because many people such as yourself"

My dude, I haven't paid money to see a DCEU movie in the theater, ever. I watch them for free on HBO Max. Those movies were bad from the jump.

"You think maybe...just maybe...a better thought out plan and film product would have helped prevent a lot of those consequences"

For sure.

"people love these characters and to just say to them that they should not worry about something they love because it is not the most important thing in the world makes me question why are you even on this site?"

I'm not saying "don't worry about something you love," I'm saying "Don't make up reasons to hate something before it comes out." Everytime they roll out some news that makes me go "Cool!" I see a bunch of dudes like you just Eeyoring around, saying "I just know it's going to be terrible."
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 2/22/2024, 3:09 PM
@Forthas - you are obviously short-sided
videovac
videovac - 2/22/2024, 8:03 PM
"You can ruminate about how this is just a movie and pretend there are no consequences. But actually there are. When Warner Brothers launched its DCEU film strategy in 2013, the average stock price for the company was 39.5571. You know what it is now...9.65. Part of that includes other non film revenue streams but a lot of it reflects the failures of its DC properties which was the largest segment of its film budget for about a decade. So because many people such as yourself said "Oh don't worry about the quality of these films...its just a meaningless movie" producers, directors and actors have lost their once promising jobs, people have lost a lot of their investments, the DC brand has lost the confidence of its fans and a once proud film studio continues to be an acquisition target because it is so weakened. You think maybe...just maybe...a better thought out plan and film product would have helped prevent a lot of those consequences . Maybe the stock price might be a lot higher and maybe fans could might have found more pride that their favorite franchise was properly handled instead of constantly being retooled and now rebooted." - 2/22/2024, 12:37 PM by @Forthas

Perfectly said.
Forthas
Forthas - 2/23/2024, 7:54 AM
@ClintThaHamster -

“It only started cratering with Zaslav came in and started trashing the place. Very little to do with the DCEU.”

No! it had a lot to do with the DCEU. The film division is probably one of the three pillars of the company, and for a time the DCEU was the biggest part of that. I think what was lifting their stock was there association with AT&T. But that was short lived and in part because the film division was not meeting expectations (namely Marvel money) it was deemed a poor investment and it was sold off to David Zaslav.

"I'm saying 'Don't make up reasons to hate something before it comes out.' Everytime they roll out some news that makes me go 'Cool!' I see a bunch of dudes like you just Eeyoring around, saying 'I just know it's going to be terrible.'"

What makes you think I "make up" reasons to hate something. In 2013 I wrote an article on this site outlining WHY I think that the direction that the DCEU was headed in was the wrong one. which you are welcome to read here

https://comicbookmovie.com/justice-league/editorial-not-including-the-dark-knight-trilogy-in-a-dc-universe-is-a-recipe-for-disaster-a82733

I support my views with logic and facts. Before the DCEU got off the ground I literally wrote that the way they were headed would be a "recipe for disaster" and all of it has born out to be as i thought...actually worse than I thought. On the contrary for another Warner Brothers film - when Dune was announced and I saw the director and the production team around it (Legendary Pictures) I said BEFORE production had even started that this iteration od Dune would be to the space opera what the Dark Knight Trilogy was to super hero films. So far so good...The point being speculation based on a feel for the audience, history, and the talent behind the films has nearly always given me a good idea of what to expect. I am sorry that you always feel optimistic about any and every film that comes out. I suspect you have had a lot of dissapointment...

"Those movies were bad from the jump"

... but I choose to temper my expectations and when I see an almost obvious train wreck about to happen I comment on it.
Clintthahamster
Clintthahamster - 2/23/2024, 10:00 AM
@Forthas - "No!"

Okay, but . . .


"What makes you think I "make up" reasons to hate something."

I mean, maybe you really just hate Superman Legacy because it has more characters than the core Superman cast, regardless of how much screen time they're getting. If you were hoping for a rehash of the Donner/Singer model, then yeah, I could see that. But from your comment, it seems that you think that the other superheroes will dominate the movie to the exclusion of Superman, and there's literally no reason to believe that.

"I choose to temper my expectations and when I see an almost obvious train wreck about to happen I comment on it."

Oh, for sure. I grew up (as I assume you did) in a long, long period of mostly terrible CBMs. Nine years between Superman 2 and Batman, six years between Batman Returns and Blade, four years between Spider-Man 2 and Iron Man, those were some dry years. More than half of my life up to that point with nothing to get excited about. I temper my expectations every time. But what that looks like for me is "I hope this is good" and not "This is definitely going to be terrible."
McMurdo
McMurdo - 2/24/2024, 5:27 PM
@Forthas - Keep coping
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 2/22/2024, 10:15 AM
#InGunnWeTrust
Nolanite
Nolanite - 2/22/2024, 11:42 AM
@vectorsigma - thank you my young apprentice
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