Thanks to The Bananadoctor, avid fans of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice now have some new pictures to speculate over. Production for the highly anticipated film has been heavily guarded and the only official pictures disseminated, so far, have been Ben Affleck in the Batsuit and strategic shots of the Batmobile. With production set to begin later this week in Michigan, fans have been guessing at the type of sets being constructed. All of that changed early this week when The Bananadoctor took some spy-shots of an old General Motors building being outfitted as LexCorp, and a giant Superman statue in front of a green screen. Though this semi-satisfies our visual appetites, it opens up some more questions about the story itself.
First up, we have the LexCorp building. From a distance, you can see the “X” for the LexCorp logo.
Since the announcement of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, there have been hints as to the direction they’re taking with the character. One of them is that Luthor will be a type of Mark-Zuckerberg-billionaire-prodigy. From the picture, we can sort of see how this plays into that type of character because the building is in a business park — much like the buildings you’ll find in Silicon Valley. But it also begs the question of whether or not this building is only a subsidiary or a branch of LexCorp. After all, his main headquarters could be in downtown Metropolis.
As quickly as this was exposed, the crew rushed to cover it back up.
- Could this be a memorial statue erected after the death of Superman? But it can’t be; it’s too soon for that.
- Did Lex Luthor build this as a sign of friendship to the Man of Steel?
- What is Superman’s hand gesturing at?
- What will the backdrop be? It’s probably something impressive in order for it to require a green screen.
- Are there more pieces to complete it? Or is it going to be left in this in-progress state?
- Does the texturing on the statue give away the details of the new suit?
The new suit rumor is not a new one. Back in late May, there was a leaked picture of a much more modest-sized sculpture. We now know that this was a scale model for the statue.
With production quickly underway, more of these types of leaks will be hitting the Internet soon. The biggest of these leaks (Snyder and company may even release an official picture.) will be the new Wonder Woman costume and how Gal Gadot will look in it.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has a worldwide release date of May 6, 2016. It will be directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio, from a story by David Goyer and Zack Snyder, and will star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth.