'Batman vs. Superman' footage: Football in 'Man of Steel 2'
The Batman-powered Man of Steel sequel isn’t hitting theaters until 2015, and essentially everything about the movie besides the presence of Ben Affleck is shrouded in mystery. Last week, however, we learned that the movie would apparently feature a football game, since director Zack Snyder took his crew to film a showdown between Gotham City University and Metropolis State University. Video has emerged of the filming. There’s no Henry Cavill, no Affleck, definitely no Cranston-ized Lex Luthor, and indeed no indication that this scene will last longer than maybe 20 seconds in the movie.
Still, the member of the crew directing the crowd does offer some tantalizing hints. “The first play, you guys are all really happy about. The second play is gonna be all at that end, and you’re gonna hate it.” So we know it’s not a blowout, even though Gotham was heavily-favored in my fantasy football league. (That’s what fantasy football is, right?)
Also, the person calls the movie Batman vs. Superman, which could be an official confirmation of the title of the movie. Or it could just be a red herring. Movies often use fake titles while they’re filming, like how Return of the Jedi was called Blue Harvest, and The Dark Knight Rises was called Magnus Rex, and Man of Steel was called The Hunt for the Genetic Codex Or Whatever. Anyhow, watch the video and pray that just maybe this movie is about Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent settling their differences once and for all on the gridiron.
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