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Michigan state film production funds could be cut for future Zack Snyder films

According to on Sunday, Michigan film production incentives which had made it possible for "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" to be filmed in the state, could be reduced the following year. The state was hopeful in bringing back Zack Snyder to the region in hopes to continue it's DC Cinematic Universe franchise.

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The state allowed for a $35 million incentive in which Warner Brothers had taken full advantage, but the condition of the incentive given to the studios was dependent upon how much of it's own budget it would spend while filming in the state. This means that Warner Brother's is eligible for up to 35% of their film production money for the incentive they wish to receive. The full approximation of these expenditures by the studios comes to $131 million.

Unfortunately, the next time around incentives for film production in Michigan is likely to be cut in the future and with they key backer ending his term. That being said, when he leaves, the question of funding for this incentive program will be considered in favor of cutting costs.

This has been a controversial subject as some citizens of certain states are of the opinion that their money should be better spent on other things. Some tax payers are of the mind that state funds should not be squandered on Hollywood studios. Such a situation of controversy reared its head when North Carolina wanted to subsidize funding for "Iron Man 3" starring Robert Downey, Jr.

There had been high hopes Snyder returning to Michigan for the "Justice League" continuance, but that may be up in the air considering the critical financial situation of the state. "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot and is scheduled to be released come May 6, 2016.

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