Next year’s Man of Steel is currently filming in Vancouver, but the biggest bulk of filming came last summer in Plano, IL, where the upcoming superhero reboot shot scenes concerning Smallville. The entire city was transformed into Superman’s hometown, and a major battle from the film was also documented for Zack Snyder’s upcoming feature. Now, it appears Plano has done such an impressive job, not only is it being recognized by the state for their efforts, but the city is planning on creating their own Man of Steel museum.
The following piece of legislation was just released a public document today, and put on a Man of Steel fan Facebook page:
While most of it recognizes the film for its efforts, what it consisted of, and more, the final line of the document reads, “Plano hopes to create a Superman: Man of Steel museum to attract future visitors and host an annual celebration to celebrate Superman’s hometown and the movie’s filming in Plano.”
Interestingly enough, this wouldn’t be the first Superman museum in Illinois. There is also one as one of the biggest attractions in the state’s city of Metropolis, complete with a giant Superman statue of their own, which opened back in 1993. One more museum contain an used to be an American Super Heroes Museum in Indianapolis containing a bunch of Superman gear, before it shut down in 2007 due to financial difficulties.
While no museum will be nearly as impressive as the one inLegion of Super-Heroes, you can’t help but think that perhaps Plano may be jumping the gun a bit. Their part in the film is an impressive feat, I’ll certainly give them that. But, what if the movie turns out to be completely horrible? Will they want a museum in their town to constantly remind them they’re in a bad movie? It’s certainly a worthwhile story, and it’ll be interesting to see just how it affects the city in the future.