‘Batman V Superman’ Supposedly Set Two Years After ‘Man of Steel’

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[Warning: The following article may contain mild spoilers for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.]


With a movie called Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, the list of potential directions that it could take is virtually limitless – especially with the knowledge that both Aquaman and Wonder Woman are going to be thrown into the mix. Even without the strongly rumored line-up of DC team-up and standalone movies, the presence of half the original Justice League members (not to mention that none-too-subtle subtitle) makes it pretty clear that Batman V Superman will lay some of the groundwork for Zack Snyder’s Justice League movie.

The other task at hand, of course, is dealing with the aftermath of Man of Steel. After set photos from Batman V Superman emerged showing what appeared to be a statue of Superman mounted on the steps of a government building, it was widely speculated that this will be a monument giving thanks to the Man of Steel himself for saving Earth from Zod and his soldiers.

Some new details have now emerged from the Batman V Superman set, explaining the context in which the statue is shown as well as a handful of extra details about the film’s story. According to Batman News‘ source on set, the statue is unveiled during a ceremony that takes place about two years after the events of Man of Steel. News trucks and helicopters from both Gotham and Metropolis were on scene to observe the Mayor’s speech as well as the reveal of the statue.


[Click to see photos of Metropolis and Gotham news vehicles on set.]


The Daily Planet in Man of Steel Batman V Superman Supposedly Set Two Years After Man of Steel

Helping to unveil the statue was a group of elementary school children all wearing “Superman Survivors” T-shirts (now there’s some loaded wording) and the celebration was capped off with the release of some doves. As seen in the previous photos, the statue of Superman was still missing part of his head along with some other body parts, but the statue will reportedly be completed in post-production.

Batman V Superman is currently filming around Detroit, Michigan, with one building in Pontiac currently dressed up with a LexCorp logo in preparation for filming. MLive reports that a casting call recently went, seeking actors to play “LC office workers” in a Warner Bros. movie that’s currently titled Sage and Milo.

Dismissing for now the possibility that Warner Bros. just happens to coincidentally be shooting a movie called Sage and Milo (it kind of sounds like a buddy cop comedy) at the same time and in the same location as Batman V Superman, we’re going to assume that the call is actually for extras to play office workers at LexCorp. Stay tuned to Screen Rant for more snippets and details as they emerge from the set of Batman V Superman.


Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will be in theaters on May 6, 2016.

Source: Batman News, MLive

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  1. Good going WB/DC.

  2. I think the statue is a dedication to Superman after he dies. Like Agent Coulson death brings the Avengers together, the death of Superman brings the DC heroes together. The Survivors of Superman, are probably kids who Superman seemily gave his own life to save.
    Of course, in the comics, Superman didn’t actually die and his body stolen by the Eradicator to power himself over the course of a few months. But Superman, weakened, eventually comes back. Maybe Justice League involves Superman coming back at some point to save the day.

    • Rocky didn’t need to die before they gave him a statue ;)

      Also, Superman will be in Justice League.

  3. Still think it should be written by paul dini

  4. Has anyone realized that SAGE & MILO refer to the actors that played Sylvester Stallone’s sons in the Rocky movies? Sage Stallone (god rest his soul) and Milo Ventimiglia both played Robert Balboa JR in the Rocky movies.

  5. Even if it’s set 2 years after MoS. Metropolis should still be in the rebuilding stages.

    • could be why they’re shooting in Detroit…

    • No, no… Superman has a special wall-building vision. He used it in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace ;)

  6. The superman statue is truly amazing and i was the people and gourverment thanking superman form saving the earth from general zod and is kyphton army and i can,.t wait to see more details about batman v superman :dawn of justice.