Production on 2016’s most highly anticipated blockbuster — Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — is well underway in Detroit. Which means all manner of camera-toting onlookers have blanketed the area trying to catch the slightest glimpses of action – and, of course, celebrities. Last week, there was the news team of the local Detroit ABC affiliate airing helicopter footage of on-set destruction following a major stunt sequence. Now, Getty Images has released a handful of new photos from the set.
Anyone who doubted that Ben Affleck lacked the gravitas or charisma to play the Caped Crusader should check out the pics of the actor (presumably between shots) looking appropriately dashing as Batman’s alter-ego, Bruce Wayne. If the dapper-dressing mogul is looking a bit disheveled, it’s understandable: The aforementioned footage shown on Detroit ABC-7 News included what appeared to be his office in shambles, with a ‘Wayne Financial’ banner buried among the wreckage.
We’ve also got a new photo of director Zack Snyder, who appears to be having a good time as he leans up against a Chevy SUV. Snyder seems to be in good spirits after a report last week that he called into a Detroit radio station to defend Batman and Superman’s fellow Justice League hero Aquaman, after the director heard the hosts trashing the seafaring superhero.
The helicopter footage aired last week revealed that Motown is standing in for Metropolis, home of Clark Kent/Superman (Henry Cavill), while raising an interesting question: What’s Wayne Industries doing in Metropolis, not Gotham City? Regardless, here’s an up-close look at a Metropolis D.M. license plate, no doubt a future collector’s item.
There are plenty of extras getting work in Detroit these days (the production injecting much-needed dollars into the struggling Michigan metropolis), as is evidenced by this shot of a horde of firefighters and civilians on a city street.
And finally, here’s a little more mayhem from the set: While that’s clearly a Detroit police car in the foreground, we’re pretty sure that they’re just securing the production’s parameters — and that this is for the movie, not some poor Detroiter’s ride on fire.
Photos: Getty Images