Do these leaked photos from Batman V Superman suggest a memorial?
The most prominent of leaked on-set photos thus far have featured quite a large Superman statue. Now some new pictures have hit that may go hand-in-hand with that statue, featuring media outlets, rubble, and a whole mess of flowers. From the looks of it, a memorial will be in store for us in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. The only question is who the memorial is for.
Checked out the leaked photos here:
When films are this early in production, that leaves a lot of speculation to go around. Latino Review has hypothesized that perhaps elements from the Death of Superman story will make its way into BATMAN V SUPERMAN. As the title suggests, the Man of Steel meets his match in the form of the mighty Doomsday. If that all sounds like it would be a bit too much plot for BATMAN V SUPERMAN, that's because it probably is. Our own sources indicate that the memorial is for the events that happened at the end of MAN OF STEEL. The amount of wanton destruction on the citizens of Metropolis have been the source of much controversy and heated debate, but I think acknowledging those actions in BATMAN V SUPERMAN is the right way to go. The "9/11 effect", if you will, should yield some interesting results for the start of the next film, and I can imagine given what happened in MAN OF STEEL, Supes is already on Batman's bad side.
We'll know for sure when BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, hits theaters on May 6, 2016.