Filming has officially begun on ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ (still a working title), directed by Zach Snyder. Saturday, East Los Angeles College in California found its Weingart Stadium transformed into that of Gotham City University. Extras playing football players and fans gathered to shoot a scene where the GCU team faced off against their rivals from Metropolis.
One extra in the stands recorded this footage, in which we see Snyder examining the field, while one crew member (unnamed) gives the crowd instructions on when to cheer and when to boo. The mock football game (that’s American football, if you aren’t in the US) is then played out. We see two takes of the “cheer” play, then a fight during which the crowd boos.
Here’s a description:
It started with Warner Bros. telling the crowd that they were going to be in Batman vs. Superman. Yes, a Warner Bros. representative referred to the movie as Batman vs. Superman. That’s still not the official title, but it’s one that keeps coming up. Warner Bros. also announced that this would be the opening of the movie. Then two scenes were filmed. Both plays were from around Gotham city’s 30 yard line. The first play was a tackle for a Metropolis loss. The second was for a touchdown pass to the corner of the end zone for Metropolis. Then the bench cleared for Gotham and they had to break up a fight on the field. Gotham never even went on offense.
Check it out for yourself:
And here’s another take on the filming from another extra who just happened to be there:
Here is a close up view of the two teams’ jerseys:
Fittingly, Gotham City’s uniforms are black and gold like Batman’s costume, while Metropolis’ are white, red and blue in honor of Superman’s. The extras in the audience were given Gotham City University shirts in various styles so they could show their “school spirit”! (Wish I’d been there to get one!)
I’m not much of a sports fan, but I sure could have faked it to be in this movie! What do you think?