Exclusive: the purpose of the giant ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Superman statue revealed

Last week Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set photos revealed a giant 15 foot Superman statue. Fans were scratching their heads, coming up with their own theories as to why this would be included in the movie, and a lot of them guessed correctly.

Now before I get into my report about what took place on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice last Friday, let me restate Batman News’ spoiler policy. I’ll never post major plot spoilers here. I know some people are into them, but I’m not. I want to provide the best coverage of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice online, but I’d also like to know as little as possible when I walk into the theater on May 6th, 2016. It’s tough to juggle, but I’ll do my best. The following report contains some minor spoilers, but I don’t think they’ll ruin the movie for anyone. Continue reading if you choose…

Military scenes were rumored to be filmed late last week, but I haven’t heard anything about that. What I do have are details on a big press conference scene that was shot on Friday. My source on set said that they held a big ceremony to unveil the big Superman statue. The statue was built to celebrate Superman saving the Earth in the first movie — Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice takes place about two years after the events of Man of Steel. Gotham and Metropolis news trucks and helicopters were on the scene to cover the Mayor’s speech and the statue unveiling. Elementary school kids wore “Superman Survivors” shirts and helped pull a sheet off the statue for the big reveal. They also released real doves to celebrate statue unveiling. The Superman statue that we saw last week was incomplete — he was missing a head and other various body parts. That didn’t change when they filmed the scene for the movie. I’m told that the statue will be completed in post-production with CGI.

I also have a brief Batmobile update to share. I’ve been told that the Batmobile doors open up like wings. I’m not sure if that means it’ll transform into a Batwing and allow Batman to fly… but with Superman and Wonder Woman confirmed for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it’d certainly make sense.

That’s all for now. I’m hearing that the LexCorp scenes are on track to shoot today. Stay tuned to Batman News for all the latest on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!