Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are headed to Motown (aka Metropolis, aka Gotham).
Garner revealed recently that her family will be spending the summer in Detroit, where filming will get underway on the hotly anticipated Man of Steel sequel, starring her hubby as Batman.
"I'll be there this summer," the Dallas Buyers Club star told Detroit sports radio channel 105.1 FM. "Yep, all summer...Batman is shooting...or whatever it's called. I don't know what it's called. Superman with Batman, or whatever it is. But he is shooting this summer, so we'll be there."
That's OK, Jen, nobody else knows what they're calling the film either. Warner Bros. Pictures has dubbed it the "Superman/Batman Movie" for now.
The studio also announced last month that it was bumping the star-studded sequel's release date back from July 17, 2015, to May 6, 2016, to better allow the filmmakers time to "fully realize their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story."
Since then, Jesse Eisenberg has joined the cast as Superman archnemesis Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons is onboard to play Batman's butler, Alfred. They join the previously announced lineup that includes Affleck as the Caped Crusader, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
Meanwhile, Garner was in New York when she chatted with Detroit Sports 105.1 about her latest project, the football-themed Draft Day with Kevin Costner, about the humorous-and-heartbreaking struggle the GM of the Cleveland Browns goes through to secure the season's No. 1 draft pick.
"The NFL loves this movie," the actress and mother of three gushed to Matt Dery at Radio Row, the one-stop shop for sports radio set up at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in NYC during Super Bowl week. "They have given us every bit of access that we could possibly hope for, so they love it, and behind that it's a fantastic story."
S,o will she be getting the summer off while Affleck is working?
"We try," Garner said. "We try our best."
"Look at this place," she added, looking around her. "It's like a boys' playground. It's like little boys all given money and a table and a place to sit to have their idols sit down and chat with them, and then I come and spoil it for them."