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Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner Are Moving To Detroit This Summer

02/06/2014 04:59 pm ET | Updated Feb 07, 2014

When Ben Affleck becomes the next Hollywood actor to don the black latex suit as Batman, he'll be heading to America's own version of Gotham City -- Detroit! -- to play the role.

Jennifer Garner told local sports station 105.1FM last week that she was getting ready to pack up her entire family -- her children Violet, Seraphina and Samuel -- to move from Los Angeles to the Motor City while Affleck films his role.

"I'll be there this summer, all summer," Garner said, according to MLive. "My husband Ben is filming ... 'Batman' is shooting ... or whatever it's called. I don't know what it's called. 'Superman With Batman,' or whatever it is. But he is shooting this summer, so we'll be there."

Henry Cavill, who will play Superman in the still-untitled sequel to "Man Of Steel," was spotted by fans at a bar in Detroit's neighboring suburb of Ferndale.

Director Zack Snyder has also been seen scouting locations for the film in East Lansing, Mich., home to Michigan State University. The "Batman vs. Superman" film isn't expected to begin shooting in the Motor City until this spring. Many details are still unknown, but the sequel to "Man of Steel" will hit theaters in May 2016. It's reportedly the largest movie production to ever be shot in Detroit.

In the meantime, fellow celebs Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams could give the Bennifers a few tips on living well in the Motor City. Gosling was often spotted at Cafe D'Mongo's downtown while he filmed "How to Catch a Monster" last year.

Williams spent six months in Metro Detroit while she filmed "Oz: The Great and Powerful." Her daughter with Heath Ledger, Matilda Rose, attended school in the area. "I really loved Detroit ... [Matilda] was so happy [in Detroit]," Williams told WJBK last year. "And if your kid is happy, you're happy."

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