Filming began this weekend on Batman vs. Superman, Zack Snyder‘s follow-up to this year’s Man Of Steel, with a Gotham City vs. Metropolis football game sequence.
Snyder and crew — minus the big-named stars — filmed scenes for the 2015 Superman sequel at East Los Angeles Collegeâ€™s Weingart Stadium on October 19, 2013 at halftime during the school’s football game against Victor Valley College. The stadium served as the backdrop for a football game between Gotham City University (from the Batman universe) and its rival Metropolis State University (from the Superman universe).
Batman-News obtained images of the two football jerseys, which you can see here below. Also below is a 4-minute video of some of the filming.
According to the description of the video on the SadPuppyProductions YouTube account, everyone in audience at the stadium was given some kind of Gotham football team shirt in either black or yellow in either t-shirt or sweatshirt, and that it was announced at the game that this would be the opening scene of the movie.
According to Batman News, this opening scene in Batman vs. Superman, for which Snyder had about 20 minutes of field use, would not be like the football sequence seen in The Dark Knight Rises, which reportedly took director Christopher Nolan an entire day to shoot.
In the sequel, which is scheduled to hit theaters on July 17, 2015, Man Of Steel star Henry Cavill returns as Superman with Ben Affleck coming on as Batman.