Last week I got the fanboy call of a lifetime. I was asked if I would like to participate with other journos and visit the set of Justice League currently shooting in England. I not only said yes, I leaped at the opportunity and said HELL YES! You see, I have never crossed the Atlantic ocean in my life, let alone visit the UK.
I also recognized the significance of getting asked to visit the set of Justice League after launching Heroic Hollywood a year ago this month. It’s the site’s first official set visit.
Back in 1986 as a 12 year old fanboy growing up in Flushing, New York I practically lived inside Mike’s Comic Hut. That spring Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns was released and changed comic books forever. Thirty years later, I’m on a plane to London to meet Batman and the rest of the Justice League. Surreal to say the least.
Myself and other journos left the States on Wednesday, we arrived in London on Thursday, and got on the bus Friday morning to visit Warner Brothers Leavesden Studios in Southeastern England where Justice League is shooting. Our set visit occurred on day 31 of 111 of the production schedule.
The gist of the set visit went down like this – we entered ‘The War Room’ where they showed us all sorts or cool concept art and props, then the costume department where costume designer Michael Wilkinson showed us updated costumes for Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Cyborg. We then saw multiple sets including Batman’s new hangar, we witnessed the filming on set of a rooftop scene in Gotham City, then we went back to the War Room where director Zack Snyder showed us a really cool scene from the film.
There is a lot of ground to cover so let’s get cracking. Heroic Hollywood readers want the scoop and that is exactly what my mission was – to get it for you guys.