‘Batman v Superman’ to Feature Iconic Dark Knight Moment

By November 13, 2014
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The pivotal moment in the birth of the Batman will be depicted in the upcoming DC Comics crossover film featuring the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel.

Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently shooting in Chicago, and recent photos from the set have shown up online depicting an important locale and some of its identifying features that point to the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne being depicted in the movie. The Aragon Ballroom in Uptown Chicago has had its marquee changed to feature the title of an old Hollywood classic that should be very familiar to fans intimately familiar with the Dark Knight’s origin story. In these photos from a report at Batman-On-Film.com, you can clearly see the building dressed to depict that pivotal moment in the formation of Gotham’s foremost vigilante:

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This actually spells some interesting notes about the future film’s depiction of the origin story, in that it will be conforming to a detail not previously observed in other films. Tim Burton’s Batman film from 1989 did not mention the movie that Bruce and his parents went to see, while Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins actually changed the event that Bruce and his parents attended to an opera. The Mark of Zorro has been the film that the Waynes have gone to on that fateful night since at least as far back as Frank Miller’s seminal 1986 limited series The Dark Knight Returns. For people who like fidelity to the source material, this should be a good, if unsurprising bit of news.

Check out a brief Instagram video of the scene being shot below:

Wayne murder. #batmanvsuperman #bvschicago

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(h/t Batman-On-Film)

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.