Superman: Turn Off the Dark

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Apparently, not even Superman can fight the evils of a health club's unpaid electric bill.

On Monday, Lakeshore Athletic Club in Chicago was closed after a local electric company shut off the power at the club for failing to pay a rather hefty bill of more than $200,000.

Here's where Superman comes in: The film crew of the latest "Superman: Man of Steel" movie is in Chicago and has been using Lakeshore Athletic Club to house extras and wardrobe while it shoots next door at the Aon Center, Fox Chicago News reports. The crew, which is using its own lights (according to the TV station), also had planned to hold a party at the club on Monday night, according to a report by Crain's Chicago Business. No word on whether that party took place, and no timetable has been set for when (or if) the club will reopen.

But what will happen to the Superman movie (as if we need another installment), which won't be released until 2013? Will this movie be cursed the way the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has been? Five stunt people and actors have been injured during production, not counting the critics who have panned the show.

(By the way, does anybody remember Spider-Man on "The Electric Company"? Yes, that's Morgan Freeman as the police officer in this video.)

So far, no casualties have been reported at Lakeshore, unless you count the members, who now have to find a new place to work out.

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