‘Batman vs. Superman’ Filming Gotham vs. Metropolis Football Scene in LA?

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Things didn’t go so well for Gotham City’s football team in The Dark Knight Rises (Bane rigging the playing field with explosives didn’t help), but maybe things will turn out better for the college athletes from Batman’s home in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel – otherwise (read: unofficially) known for the time being as director Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman.

Snyder and director of photography Larry Fong (300, Watchmen) aren’t expected to begin filming scenes with Batman vs. Superman main cast members – including, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Ben Affleck as the new face of Bruce Wayne – until early 2014. Nonetheless, a report is making the rounds, claiming that Snyder will shoot footage for his Man of Steel sequel this weekend in Los Angeles, during the upcoming football game between East Lost Angeles College and Victor Valley College.

Back in September 2013 (i.e. last month, at the time of writing this), Batman News reported on a Batman vs. Superman casting call for extras in the LA area for October 19th. However, that ended up being cancelled (until further notice) when it was announced that the scene in question was under consideration to be cut from David S. Goyer’s screenplay. (On an additional note: the company behind the Batman vs. Superman casting call was the same one that sent out the Heinz Field casting call for The Dark Knight Rises.)

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Jump ahead to the present and East Los Angeles College Campus News (as uncovered by Latino Review) is reporting that Warner Bros. has announced through a press release that Snyder and his Batman vs. Superman producers are looking for people in the LA area to play extras at the October 19th Husky football game at the ELAC Weingart staudium (preferably, ELAC students). The stadium and its occupants are intended to serve as the backdrop for a scene in the Man of Steel followup, depicting a football game between the Gotham City University and rival Metropolis State University football teams; as such, filming will only involve “three plays during halftime [and] capturing the actors and crowd’s reactions.”

Put the pieces together and it sounds as though the Batman vs. Superman casting call that Batman News reported on last month was not only legitimate, but that the sequence (as described above) was the one that was being considered for elimination. That suggests that the scene in question may not be all that important in the grand scheme of things in the Man of Steel sequel.

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Still, the implication that Snyder, Goyer and the Batman vs. Superman producers gave serious thought to cutting this sequence could be taken as evidence that they’ve since realized that it’s more essential to development of the central story conflict than you might think, at a passing glance. That is, how the scene reflects upon the battle of wills between an inexperienced Ka-El – who inadvertently did his part to reduce chunks of Metropolis to rubble in Man of Steel - and a more experienced Bruce Wayne, who’s spent years patrolling his crime-infested Gotham City as the Caped Crusader.

Either way, the vast majority of exterior shots and on-location shoots for Batman vs. Superman will take place in Detroit next year – hopefully, for the better, in part because Snyder will work again with his trusted cinematographer, Fong (the two were unable to collaborate on Man of Steel).


Batman vs. Superman/Man of Steel 2 will open in theaters on July 17th, 2015.

Source: Batman NewsEast Los Angeles College Campus News (via Latino Review)

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  1. Could this be where Batman picks up on Clarks abilities? Meaning he has heard stories and rumors after tracking/hearing about the meteor in Kansas.

    While I dont see him playing in the game Bats would be the one closely watching his suspects. So Clark could be doing something on the sidelines or some such, even going as far as having Batman creating a scenario to bring him out.

    • Oh and to make this more clear…. it would be a flashback thing letting us know that Bats has known about Superman before Superman even knew about Superman.

  2. I want to see a scene where Superman confronts batman by turning up in the batcave to let him know that his gig is up should supes decide.

    Batman having anticipated such a moment has some method of reducing Supermans powers (be it kryptonite or whatever} so he does that and gives superman a dirty filthy belting. Something uncomfortable to watch.

    Bats then does something that gives him power over superman.

    Superman leaves the batcave feeling totally violated, fly’s off crying.

    Set the tone that it would now take something great for Kal El to forgive Batman and for Batman to respect Superman.

    A grounded hatred for each other that evolves into an actual relationship.

  3. So Gotham is in town to play the Metropolis Sharks or the Metros?

    Perfect setting for a Wayne/Lex meet.

  4. Great Idea, I’m looking forward seeing it.

  5. Maybe get the Steelers to play the part again since they aren’t doing anything this season.

  6. Why are Superman and Batman going to fight each other if they both believe in reducing the presence of crime. After all, they are both superheroes and should team up instead of beating each other…because that wouldn’t make sense. TROLOLOLOL

    • Cant tell if you are just funning or didn’t see Man of Steel or don’t know anything about the history of these characters.

      What I will do is assume you are two out of the three. You haven’t seen MoS and you don’t know anything about the history of the characters.

      I will cover the MoS angle first so ‘possible spoilers’.

      At the end of MoS the Government does not trust Superman. And while Superman may have ‘saved’ us Im sure there are a lot of people that place the blame on him, blame him for the zillions of dollars of damage and loss of life, and quite frankly fear him for what he appears to be.

      So with that in mind you can have a Government that wants to find out more information about him and an over….. nosey shall we say, man that dresses up like a bat. You can either parlay that into the Govt will ask for the greatest detectives help in solving this issue (of finding out more about him) or he could take it upon himself to find out more.

      Im sure how you can see things can get a little….. muddy with intentions.

      The other way (which follows TDK books somewhat) can have the Govt approaching Superman asking him to prove himself by bringing in this self made vigilante. While I dont want to say Supes is completely naive I will lean more to the he will believe his so called Government with little proof.

      Hopefully that helps out.

      • dude you so fell for that troll. he even said TROLOLOLOL