"There are different places that give incentives for you to come and shoot the movies there. So, we're going to be looking at all those given that, you know we're not going to have a big budget, so we're going to want to stretch it as far as we can, right. And so, but, at the same time given that this world takes place in New York, we're going to have to be in a place that can be somewhat convincing at times, especially for some exterior shots... though my guess, I'll probably have to do a couple pick up shots actually here in New York City, but you know, so, you're looking at places like Detroit, and Cleveland and, I'm Canadian, Toronto"
This revelation shouldn't necessarily be too surprising, as New York City is a familiar setting for Spawn stories; the first movie took place there as well. It also seems to line up with other recent rumors suggesting that the story won't dive too far into the world of the supernatural (aside from Spawn himself) or have him battle a supervillain. The story needs a grounded and gritty setting where it can let its demonic anti-hero run wild, and New York is pretty much perfect for that, even if the film doesn't actually do much shooting there