After Warner Bros. Tours hyped a big DC comics related reveal that turned out to simply be an exhibit of costumes and props from past Batman movies, fans who were hoping for a reveal of Wonder Woman’s costume or other Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice news were left feeling a little bit unfulfilled.
Aside from a set photo of Ben Affleck brooding by the Batmobile in his Batman costume and the announcement of Batman V. Superman‘s title, there’s been very little in the way of official information since the movie began filming. On the bright side, there have been plenty of rumors to make up for the lack of concrete information and even a glimpse of Gal Gadot on set – albeit wearing street clothes rather than her full Wonder Woman get-up.
Now some more unofficial set photos have emerged online, showing a building that will house LexCorp in Batman V. Superman and what looks like a giant Superman statue. The latter was most likely erected in honor of Superman, as a kind of thank-you to him for helping to “save” Metropolis in Man of Steel. If that’s the case then it’s a nice gesture, but you can’t help but wonder if the money might have been better spent repairing a few buildings. The LexCorp building is, according to The Bananadoctor, an old General Motors building opposite opposite Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac, and filming will take place there on June 12th and June 13th.
A split-second glimpse of a LexCorp building in Man of Steel established that the “young and edgy” company run by Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) did have some headquarters in Metropolis, though it’s highly possible that this LexCorp building was damaged – if not completely destroyed – during the battle between Superman and General Zod. If that’s the case then this new building could be where Lex moved his central operations to in the wake of the fight, or it could be some kind of lab or factory.
The statue of Superman is approximately 15 feet tall and is mounted on what look like steps leading up to a building, though since the statue was mounted in front of a green screen it’s anyone’s guess what the backdrop will be. Perhaps the two things are connected, and Lex Luthor is responsible for building the Superman statue as a gesture of friendship. Hey, it could happen.
Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled for May 6th, 2016.
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