Zack Snyder is busy working on his Man of Steel followup, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and as is the case with most anticipated films, his upcoming feature has been bitten by the set leak bug. Unofficial videos and images have given fans reason to speculate over the condition of Ben Affleck’s shoulder, Jesse Eisenberg’s hair, and the new Batmobile for starters.
The floodgates haven’t been closed just yet – despite everything we’ve seen so far. A series of new set videos, posted by Instagram user all_entertainment_news, highlight some faraway glimpses of explosive action taking place in the middle of a manufactured rainstorm in downtown Detroit.
Here are the videos for your viewing pleasure:
The third one is nothing more than a static shot of a building (thought to be by one commenter as a gala event of some kind), but the first two will certainly attract the attention of fans. We all know that Snyder has a distinct vision for grandiose action sequences, and those are some considerable explosions he’s unleashing in the Motor City.
Given the vantage point the videos were shot at, it’s impossible to tell which super-powered characters are responsible for the destruction that’s being hinted at here. It could very well be Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, or maybe even Jason Mamoa on the other end of that wall, but one detail convinces us that the sequence being filmed is something we’ve already seen before.
During San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Warner Bros. gave fans their first glimpse at Snyder’s sequel with a very short clip featuring Superman (Henry Cavill) and Batman (Ben Affleck) angrily staring each other down before a fight. Rumored to take place in Gotham City (which is being played by Detroit in Dawn of Justice), the teaser featured the two heroes encountering one another during a rainstorm – which added to the feeling of uneasiness that was being portrayed.
Since the explosion videos also have an artificial rainstorm in plain view, we have reason to believe that these leaks could be from that now famous scene we were treated to back in July. Obviously, there’s no real way of knowing for sure, but the evidence is hard to ignore.
Batman usually comes out to play exclusively at night (the climax of The Dark Knight Rises notwithstanding) and unless Gotham is being repurposed as some sort of fictional Seattle, we don’t envision it raining constantly in Bruce Wayne’s hometown. That’s a fairly specific element that could help narrow down the possibilities of what’s being depicted in these bits.
One thing’s for sure – Snyder hasn’t let the backlash surrounding Man of Steel‘s pseudo-apocalyptic finale from deterring him to include even more property damage this time around. No matter who’s the cause of the explosions, they certainly won’t be the only ones featured in the film.
What do you think is going on in the videos? Sound off in the comments and let us know.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will be in theaters March 25, 2016.
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