Man of Steel 2 Filming football game at at East Los Angeles College Weingart Stadium

If you're looking for footage from the Man of Steel 2 movie here it is. It's not much to go on, but you get to watch a killer college football game between Batman's team (Gotham University Nighthawks) and Superman's team (Metropolis University Bulldogs).

Man of Steel is a 2013 Superman reboot film directed by Zack Snyder starring Henry Cavill as Superman and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

At San Diego Comic-Con, Zack Snyder confirmed that the sequel to Man of Steel, tentatively released in 2014, will have Superman and Batman meeting for the first time in a live-action film. David Goyer and Zack Snyder will write the story together, and Goyer, who wrote Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, is the scriptwriter. The main cast - Cavill, Adams, Lane, and Fishburne - are all coming back for Man of Steel 2. According to Snyder, the film will take inspiration from the comic The Dark Knight Returns. At the Superman 75th Anniversary Panel at Comic-Con, Goyer said that Superman and Batman would fight, and it might be named Superman vs Batman or Batman vs Superman

Last weekend, the studio began filming Man of Steel sequel. I already shared the football jerseys from Man of Steel 2 last week. These videos were taken from extras on the set of filming in Los Angeles at at East Los Angeles College Weingart Stadium. Obviously, this is nothing like what it will look like in the final film, but it does give us a hint of the movie's tone. Watch two set videos and see what you think.

Here's the video description by SadPuppyProductions: "Day 1 of filming for 2015's "Batman Vs. Superman". The scene takes place at Gotham City University's Stadium facing off against rivals Metropolis University. Everyone in the audience was given various Gotham Football shirts. Some black, some yellow, some T Shirts, some sweatshirts, etc. Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300, Man of Steel) was on set, however the main characters were not there. It was recently announced that this will be the opening scene of the movie."

A couple of interesting notes from the video:
  • At the Superman 75th Anniversary Panel, David Goyer said they're thinking about calling Man of Steel 2 Superman vs Batman or Batman vs Superman. The announcer uses the title "Batman vs. Superman." The studio hasn't confirmed the title, but this is a strong indication. 
  • The team rivalry is as strong as the superhero rivalry. The announcer says, "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."
  • Gotham is obviously the setting since the Metropolis team is wearing the away uniform and the crowd is told to root for the Gotham.
  • Several brawls erupt between the teams and several players are taken off the field for injuries.

Here's another video by Adam Hlavac and the description:
"Yesterday, director Zack Snyder and crew were on-location at East Los Angeles College to kick-off some early photography on the 'Man of Steel' sequel. None of the main actors were present on-set, but as GCU fans we were given t-shirts and sweatshirts to rep our home team."

Via Entertainment Weekly

What do you think of the video? Which team would you root for: Batman or Superman's? How do you think this scene will fit in with the movie?

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Can you imagine trying to coordinate all of that???

Tony Laplume said...

Football was an iconic element of The Dark Knight Rises. This only figures.

jeremy [retro] said...

interesting... very interesting.


It seems to be class warfare. Gotham the blue collar Metropolis the white...then again it is just a football game set in a movie. It will just be a small clip for the trailers.

M Pax said...

I really love Henry Cavill, but usually prefer Batman. So I'm quite confused this time.

spacerguy said...

So our caped crusaders are having a showdown. The question is which one will play Wyatt Earp and Ike Clanton? I'm placing my bets on superman.


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