‘Superman’ Filming Causes Traffic Delays and Business Disruptions: “We Are Guests in Your Neighborhood”

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The upcoming ‘Superman’ movie, codenamed Genesis, is currently being filmed in Troup County, doubling as Smallville, Kansas. Production is set to continue in the area until June 14th, while most filming occurs in Atlanta.

Pre-production has commenced on Stovall Rd., and equipment is stored at the former Whitesville Road Middle School. According to LaGrange News, casting calls have been made for children’s roles to be filmed on June 6th.

The movie, set to hit theaters on July 11, 2025, features David Corenswet as Clark Kent / Superman, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, and Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, among others. Directed by James Gunn, the film signals the dawn of a new era for the DC Universe. Filming kicked off in February 2024, marking the first standalone Superman movie since 2013’s ‘Man of Steel.’

While the production of such an iconic film promises economic benefits and potential tax breaks, not everyone is pleased. The filming process has brought its own share of challenges, including road closures and disruptions to local businesses.

The filming association has stepped up to address these issues, ensuring that businesses affected by delays receive support and that emergency vehicles are on standby as needed.

The notice sent to locals outlines the impact on their daily routines and businesses for the next week and a half. While many react positively, some locals question the value of a high-budget production disrupting their lives.

In another development, a “leaked” set video reveals a production camp being established at Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor. The production is expected to generate $44 million in tax credits from the state of Ohio.

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