While there were many out there who were a little perturbed by the immense destruction featured at the end of Man of Steel, it will probably only slightly diminish the amount of action featured in Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Collateral damage will surely be kept to a minimum, but various objects in various environments - buildings, parked vehicles, lamp posts, etc. - will be open season. Don't believe me? Just check out these new photos from the set.
Posted by Twitter user @Bananadoc and discovered by JoBlo, the new show us that something very, very bad is going down in Metropolis. While my first instinct was to think that this is damage caused by fisticuffs between the Dark Knight and the Man of Tomorrow, I quickly realized that the damage doesn't really sync up to that kind of action. If Superman was throwing Batman around or vice versa, the damage would be in the side of these vehicles, not the top:
Perhaps Superman is flying, picking up Batman, and then dropping him on buses and cop cars, but the far more believable idea is that something very, very large is stepping on these vehicles. Could this possibly be our first hint at Lex Luthor (played by Jesse Eisenberg) strapping on his warsuit to go to battle with the Kryptonian? There are many, many possibilities, but I personally like that idea.
We are, of course, currently still coming down off of a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice high that was delivered to us this past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con. The crowds there were treated with the first ever teaser footage from the movie, which featured Ben Affleck's Batman turning on the Bat Signal during a rainy night in Gotham and coming face to face with Henry Cavill's Superman. It was a pretty epic sight to behold. We also got our debut look at Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, but thankfully that was quickly made public:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which is based on a script by Chris Terrio and developed from a story by Zack Snyder and David Goyer, is obviously still filming, and will be in theaters on May 6, 2016.