The final chapter in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, may have been the most divisive entry in the series, but it certainly concluded things with a bang, as it featured some of the most memorable and sophisticated set-pieces of all three films. The football stadium scene – in which the diabolical Bane unleashes his wrath during a sold-out game in Gotham – was a particular highlight of the trailers as well as the film – and earlier this week we learned that Zack Snyder will be shooting a football scene of his own for the Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman, though it might not be as big or integral to the film’s plot.
As previously reported, Snyder will use the October 19th game between East Los Angeles College and Victor Valley College as the backdrop for a fictional match-up between bitter rivals Gotham City University and Metropolis State University. Extras have already been called to ELAC’s Weingart Stadium for a short scene that is said to involve “three plays during halftime [and] capturing the actors and crowd’s reactions.”
Since the film’s main cast members are not expected to be in attendance, we probably won’t get a peek at Henry Cavill or Batfleck on set for a while yet, but with the scene filming this weekend, we have a first look at the jerseys the teams will be wearing in the movie.
Check them out below, via a Batman-News exclusive:
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Reportedly, the scene is only expected to take 20 minutes to shoot, which might only amount to a matter of seconds in the film. Obviously, the scene is on a much smaller scale than the one Nolan took an entire day to film at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh and considering the filmmakers were thinking about cutting it from David S. Goyer’s screenplay entirely, this scene is apparently not all that essential to moving the story along.
Then again, the fact that Snyder did ultimately decide to shoot the scene says that there must be some important tie-in to the overall theme/plot. While it’s very early in the production process, it’s hard to guess what that tie-in may be, but it’s possible the scene could help establish some sense of normalcy in Metropolis following the structurally and emotionally devastating city battle between Superman and General Zod in Man of Steel.
Feel free to speculate in the comments and also let us know what you think about the football uniforms.
Batman vs. Superman/Man of Steel 2 will open in theaters on July 17th, 2015.