Photos from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice filming in downtown Detroit keep showing up on Twitter. The latest one is one of the coolest we’ve seen to date and shows director Zack Snyder posing between two burning cars.
The Batman v Superman still was shared on the social media site by photographer Clay Enos, via Snyder’s production company Cruel Films. The destruction shown on the photo indicates a fierce battle of the superhero kind, but of course we have no idea who is involved.
Despite all the violence seen in recent Batman v Superman set photos, which show damage to Metropolis vehicles, as well as Gotham City destruction, Zack Snyder has hinted that the two superheroes initially dislike each other, but he seemed to imply that later on things change.
— Clay Enos (@ClayEnos) August 7, 2014
Despite what the title may suggest, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is not necessarily about Batman and Superman kicking each other’s butts, and even though Snyder is posing with the burning cars in the latest photo, the attack can come from any direction.
Snyder was heavily criticized for all the violence in Man of Steel during the final confrontation between Superman and General Zod. Some viewers were even turned off by what they witnessed on the screen. However, the director doesn’t seem to be dissuaded and from the looks of this new photo we can expect more of the same.
In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) face off at some level. It is unclear what the true nature of their relationship is, even though Zack Snyder decided to drop the “s” from “versus,” so as to avoid making it appear that the two are completely at odds with each other.
In an interview with USA Today, Snyder explained that he changed the title a bit to “keep it from being a straight ‘versus’ movie, even in the most subtle way.” The Batman v Superman director also defended his more vulnerable portrayal of Superman in Man of Steel, telling Forbes’ Mark Hughes:
“…If you really analyze the comic book version of Superman, he’s killed, he’s done all the things– I guess the rules that people associate with Superman in the movie world are not the rules that really apply to him in the comic book world, because those rules are different. He’s done all the things and more that we’ve shown him doing, right? It’s just funny to see people really taking it personally…because I made him real, you know, I made him feel, or made consequences (in) the world.
“…I really wanted to show the violence is real, people get killed or get hurt, and it’s not fun or funny. And I guess for me, it was like I wanted a hero in Superman that was a real hero and sort of reflected the world we live in now…”
After seeing the photo of Zack Snyder on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans are more than excited. Judging from some reports, things are just getting started in Detroit. We have spotted Ben Affleck, but no sighting of Henry Cavill yet, as he is reportedly in London doing ADR for his latest film The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. Hopefully we can catch a glimpse at Clark Kent/Superman walking around soon. In the meantime, here’s a video of some of the action taking place in Motown.
[Image via Clay Enos/Twitter]