'Batman v. Superman': Set Footage Teases Bruce Wayne in Action (Video)
New video from the Detroit shoot for Zack Snyder's 2016 follow-up to "Man of Steel" suggests that Batman's alter ego is a hero in his own right as disaster strikes Metropolis.
Shooting continues in Detroit for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and fan Samuel Otten — who already has provided both photos and images from the set — remains present, with new video that suggests a potential plot point from the follow-up to last year’s Man of Steel.
Explaining the context of the footage posted to YouTube, Otten wrote that “several Bruce Wayne stand-in’s and stunt doubles were on set today. You can see them blocking out a scene involving the rescue of a small girl and the collapsing of a large piece of the Wayne Financial building.” That building, of course, was glimpsed in the set footage from local news channel WXYZ that appeared online this weekend. (Amusingly, the collapse of a barricade for a scene is absent from the video; “I just missed it,” admits Otten to camera.)
“I don’t know that any of [the multiple Waynes] are Ben Affleck himself, but you can be the judge,” Otten continued, suggesting that it’s “probably him in the first sequence, but definitely not the later ones.” Also present in the video for those with sharp eyes — keep watching at the 2:42 mark, especially — is director Zack Snyder, although all of the other stars from the movie are conspicuous by their absence. Jesse Eisenberg, shouldn’t your Lex Luthor be taking advantage of such carnage by now?
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled for a May 6, 2016, release. Watch the new set footage below.