Patrick Tatopoulos joins Batman vs. Superman as production designer

Patrick Tatopoulos joins Batman vs. Superman as production designer

It looks like pre-production on Warner Bros.’ Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman is about to step up a gear, with a tweet from Production Weekly revealing that a production office has been opened in Raleigh Michigan Studios in Pontiac, as well as confirming that Patrick Tatopoulos has been brought in by Zack Snyder as production designer.

Tatopoulos’ previous production design credits include Independence Day, Dark City, Underworld: Evolution, Live Free or Die Hard, Total Recall and the upcoming 300: Rise of an Empire, which has Snyder producing. Be sure to check out an interview we posted last year, during which Patrick discussed the craft of production design.

Batman vs. Superman is expected to begin filming in Detroit in February, with Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne / Batman) cast alongside returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Clark Kent / Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), and Lawrence Fishburne (Perry White).