Death death and more death! That’s what ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ seems to assure. Following what many dubbed the “disaster porn” that closed out 2013’s ‘Man of Steel’, is this a good idea?
Obviously, since this an introduction to a new Batman, played by Ben Affleck, we get (the nine millionth) reprise of his origin, with his parents getting killed in front of a young Bruce Wayne’s eyes. One anonymous extra revealed that he did appear in a scene with Jeremy Irons, who plays Alfred, the Waynes’ trusty butler at the funeral for Thomas and Martha Wayne.
But he also revealed a much more startling POSSIBLE death in the movie. Now keep in mind, this is all just a rumor at this point, but the extra describes filming a scene in a football stadium surrounded by massive green screens, which are used when CGI effects need to be inserted in post-production.
According to the extra, those involved in the scene were told that the skyline of Washington D.C. would be grafted over the green screen and that this was a memorial service for a pretty important individual, which could play a major part in the movie:
The source stated:
“The second scene I was involved in was situated in a half-stadium style set surrounded by tall green screen walls. Henry Cavill was on set dressed as Clark Kent, but did not film with us that day. This scene was a parade scene to take place in Washington D.C., obviously the CG effects for the surroundings would be placed in post production. The parade, we were told, was the funeral for the President of the United States. I wish I had more pics but our phones were checked in before filming and we didn’t get them back until the end of the day.”
Even without photos, Zack Snyder can’t be happy about this blabbermouth running to the press with such a major plot point. Even though this is just hearsay, the extra did manage to snap a photo off the site of filming which could add credence to his story:
Yep, giant green screen.
It has been reported that in the new movie, the public has turned against Superman. Could the death of the President be the reason for that? Is that what drags Batman out from the shadows, into the limelight to confront the Man of Steel?
We’ll keep you posted as more news and rumors surface. What do you think? How will the President’s death impact the world in which super beings are beginning to emerge?