The hype of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice may not have emulated the end result, but a DC Cinematic Universe is being made no matter what. This will not only be cool to see these characters come to life on the big screen, but it will also be cool because The Justice League Part 1 (2017) will be filmed at North Springs.
You heard me right, folks. Our “beautiful” school will be one of the sets for a scene in the upcoming movie. The city of Atlanta has developed a large film and TV industry in the past few years. Marvel, which is owned by Disney, features a stable of superhero films such as Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy to name a few, has been filmed in Atlanta; in addition, television shows, such as The Walking Dead and Vampire Diaries are also filmed in the state. Warner Brothers decided it was time to join the charge and film its much anticipated movie in Atlanta.
When Marvel’s unit production manager had to find a school for a scene in the movie, he approached Fulton County Schools. The criteria the school had to follow was that 1) it had to be old and worn down, 2) it needed to be near houses, 3) it must be willing to be destroyed. With both North Springs and Riverwood following that criteria, it went down to which school had more students who were comic book fans. North Springs will appear in one of those giant destruction scenes that DC movies are known for. North Springs will be one of the things that will get destroyed. Administrators agreed that it is a good excuse to get a new school building and would be the coolest way to start the process. Warner Brothers will also pay for a new school building in return.
So far, all movies in the DC Cinematic Universe (Man of Steel and Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice) have had massive amounts of destruction and has somewhat become a trademark of director Zack Snyder. It has been recently announced that Snyder will be replaced by Michael Bay (director of Transformers franchise). Bay is the only director who has more destruction in his movies than Snyder. Many fans are enraged by this switch because Bay is also known for making terrible movies. “If Snyder directed this movie, North Springs would be destroyed with a bunch of laser beams and Granny’s Peach Tea, and it would have been awesome. Now that Bay is directing, North Springs will be destroyed with some dynamite, and would look terrible physically and on-screen,” says junior Clark Wayne. Wayne continued, “Everything Bay touches gets destroyed and sucks. He should stick to making movies about 90’s toys.”
Says sophomore Bruce Kent, “Michael Bay makes Zack Snyder look like Martin Scorsese jacked up on whatever Ridley Scott eats for breakfast.”
The current movie stars Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Jason Momoa as Aquaman/Arthur Curry, Ezra Miller as The Flash/Barry Allen, Ray Fisher as Cyborg/Victor Stone, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and many others. Ben Affleck has expressed his happiness on filming in Atlanta and helping the Sandy Springs community, as well as many other cast members. Henry Cavill explained, “This movie is not only going to entertain and be good, but it will also help the children because children are the future.” The Justice League Part 1 will reach theaters on November 17, 2017 and is not yet rated or filmed; filming begins on 4/1/16.