"From what I understand (the production) needed aircraft carriers and the Canadian military doesn’t have those.
"They needed attack helicopters and things like that and we just don’t have them and the U.S. was willing to give them whatever they wanted."
Despite the snub, Alberta is still very much respected in the film industry, said Blackett.
"It’s logistics and equipment," he said.
"Not competitiveness, not our crews, not location, not the amount of money or anything like that — it was just down to the hard assets."
Targeted for a December 2012 release, the Zack Snyder-directed film will star Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner.