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  • A Main Street building with an American flag painted on its side, Plano, Illinois. (K. Farabaugh/VOA)
  • A restaurant welcomes cast and crew of the new Superman movie, Plano, Illinois. (K. Farabaugh/VOA)
  • A shop window painted for the movie, Plano, Illinois. (K. Farabaugh/VOA)
  • Movie trucks are seen in Plano, Illinois. (K. Farabaugh/VOA)
  • Buildings with Smallville signs, Plano, Illinois. (K. Farabaugh/VOA)
  • Buildings used for filming in Plano, Illinois. (K. Farabaugh/VOA)
  • A building used for filming in Plano, Illinois. (K. Farabaugh/VOA)
  • A Smallville sign is seen in Plano, Illinois. (K. Farabaugh/VOA)

Small Illinois Town Gets Boost from New Superman Movie

Published June 14, 2013

In 2011, film director Zach Snyder transformed Plano, Illinois into Smallville, Kansas, hometown of Superman’s adopted parents Jonathan and Martha Kent. The location plays a significant backdrop in several key sequences in the new film, "Man of Steel."


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