Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has apparently wrapped filming in the Chicago area, according to several news reports. Friday was the last day the Zack Snyder production — which sees Ben Affleck face-off against Henry Cavill — was in Illinois following a lengthy stay in Michigan.
During their short time in the Windy City and surrounding areas, we saw some really cool images coming from the blockbuster’s set. Before wrapping, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cast and crew filmed a scene at the Yorkville cemetery, which appeared to be the funeral of a main character. Continue reading with caution, possible SPOILERS ahead.
That was the first scene we got set photos of, after Snyder moved his crew to Illinois, and it showed both Affleck and Cavill, as well as Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), attending. This led many to speculate that it could be Superman’s arch-enemy Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) who was being laid to rest.
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Before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice wrapped, we also got a good look at Henry Cavill in his Superman suit flying over Chicago. The photos taken by pros and fans alike were impressive, and show the Brit suspended with a harness and some cables, making it look easy as he seemingly came to rescue his love interest, Lois Lane.
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Additionally, a scene that reportedly depicts the deaths of Bruce Wayne’s parents was filmed in Chicago. The well-known moment may be included to explain why Batman is who he is, and similarly to what Snyder did with Man of Steel, he may be attempting to relate the Dark Knight’s origin story.
Unfortunately for fans who were hoping to catch a glimpse at Ben Affleck in his Batman suit or the Batmobile, Snyder was not ready to share that yet, and both were kept under wraps during Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s filming in Chicago.
We will have to wait for a teaser (rumored to come attached to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in December), or simply wait for the release in March of 2016. Seems a long time from now.
[Image via Templo Kaori]