Batman v Superman Set Video Reveals A Blown-Apart Metropolis

By Eric Eisenberg 2014-09-06 16:32:33discussion comments
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Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy once again proved this weekend that there are few more successful genres running than blockbuster comic book movies - so it's only fair that Warner Bros. and DC Comics' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice poke its head of of its hole. Following a dramatic footage presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, director Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill are back in production on their superhero epic. As this new set video shows, that means there's a lot of blowing crap up.

The embed you see above comes from Detroit's ABC 7 news team, and while none of the footage shows off any of the superheroes, it does give us some interesting new info about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. To start, let's take a look at this crushed police car:

Batman v Superman Set Footage

It's not terribly impressive, as we just saw another crushed cop car last week, but it does provide us with a setting: Superman's city, Metropolis. What's shaking things up is this reveal:

Batman v Superman Set Footage

Unless the production is filming scenes set in both Gotham and Metropolis at the exact same time, this shattered Wayne Financial sign is clearly on Superman's home turf. This is significant if not just because it gives Bruce Wayne/Batman a reason for traveling to Metropolis. Thanks to the Comic-Con footage it's clear that the Man of Steel will be spending some time in the Dark Knight's home state, but this footage is a suggestion that the opposite could happen as well. We can't say why Bats would go at this point, but time will tell.

And we can't close this out without a little random destruction, right? Here we have a bus that has been crushed by debris:

Batman v Superman Set Footage

And here's a much more elaborate set-up showing that at least an entire block is being taken out:

Batman v Superman Set Footage

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been filming for months at this point, but the film will have plenty of post-production time, as the finished product isn't set to arrive in theaters until May 6, 2016.

This article was first published on August 3, 2014 and was last updated on September 6, 2014.
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