It appears Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will address the much talked about destruction Superman laid on Metropolis following an epic battle with General Zod. Director Zack Snyder — who is at the helm of both films — was heavily criticized for the final scene of Man of Steel, which showed a city in ruins and turned off many fans.
If you remember, Superman (Henry Cavill) has finally had it with the vicious General Zod (Michael Shannon) and doesn’t hold back when the two meet in Metropolis, and the villain tries to destroy all that Superman holds dear, including his mother, Martha Kent (Diane Lane). An epic battle ensues and nobody is spared; buildings are destroyed and glass is shattered as the two superhumans fight it out.
A very alert Twitter user by the name @Bananadoc has been tweeting photos of the Batman v Superman set in Detroit. Among the photos he snapped, we can see first responder vehicles that suggest the production will be set in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. As The Inquistir reported earlier, there are some photos of a police car, a city bus, and Capitol Hill vehicles.
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Some spoilers may follow, so beware before you continue to read.
According to Batman News, the Washington, D.C. scene we will see in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is directly related to the havoc brought on by Superman’s fury. This is how the website describes the insider info they have:
“A major action scene was shot in July in one of the big studios in Detroit. Without giving too much away…it involves Superman and the United States Capitol building in Washington D.C. Superman will have to answer for what happened at the end of Man of Steel. Half the public blames him for all the death and destruction. If it wasn’t for Superman being there, General Zod would have never come to Earth.”
You may also remember that the main reason Clark Kent stayed in the shadows as to who he really was had to do with this point precisely. Clark and his father were afraid that if he revealed his Superman identity, society would reject him. Zack Snyder’s superhero is a conflicted man, and in many instances must choose between what his heart wants and the greater good.
What do you think of Batman v Superman having one or more scenes in Washington, D.C.
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