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Matt McGloin

U.S. Military set to appear in Superman: The Man of Steel (2012)? And Alberta misses out


We learned a few days ago that Chicago would be the city where Superman would fly, as it was announced that Zack Snyder's Superman would be shooting outside scenes there.


Alberta, Canada was also in contention for the next movie set to star the new Man of Steel, but lost the bid as a result of not having the right miliary equipment, according to The Toronto Sun.

"It was us or them," said Lindsay Blackett, Albert'a province's minister of culture and community spirit. "From what I understand (the production) needed aircraft carriers and the Canadian military doesn't have those."

"They needed attack helicopters and things like that and we just don't have them and the U.S. was willing to give them whatever they wanted," stated Blackett.

While, I don't think Chicago even has an aircraft carrier, let alone one would be able to make it though the Great Lakes Waterway and the Saint Lawrence Seaway (correct me if I'm wrong), I suppose this gives us a couple more clues as to what Snyder is planning with his Superman reboot as, it appears, that with an military equipment being used - the U.S. Government will come into play?

Could the U.S be defending against an attack by the likes of General Zod and/or Brianiac? Or even defending against Superman - or attacking?

And if somehow Snyder does use an aircraft carrier - could this be Snyder's "airplane" scene where Supes makes the save with a nuclear powered carrier needing assistance?

Regardless, this is not going to be your Ma and Pa's Superman!

Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on Superman develops.

Superman flies into theaters December 2012 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha "Ma" Kent and Kevin Costern as Jonathan "Pa" Kent.

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