Wayne Murder Scene Set For Batman V. Superman

Filming is set to begin on one of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice's most pivotal scenes: The murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne.

Film writer and blogger Dan Marcus grabbed a shot of Batman V. Superman’s Chicago production set, revealing that The Waynes will indeed see The Mark of Zorro before meeting their demise. This is will mark the first time that a Batman film has acknowledged Zorro, and the significance it has to Bruce Wayne. While a trademark detail in Batman's comic book origins, The Mark of Zorro was replaced by an opera in The Dark Knight trilogy, and completely unaddressed in the Burton/Schumacher films.


Looks great lit up. #BatmanvSuperman #bvschicago

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Zorro’s inclusion now raises questions on how much time Batman V. Superman will spend revisiting Batman’s origins. Almost everyone is familiar with the Wayne murders by now, and this Dark Knight will be introduced as a seasoned crime fighter, eliminating an elaborate origin sequence. More likely than not, the film will briefly revisit the origin through a flashback scene. In fact, "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns," one of Batman Vs. Superman’s primary inspirations, heavily references The Mark of Zorro and its link to Batman’s past.

But until the film announces official casting for Thomas, Martha, or young Bruce Wayne, it’s possible that Bruce Wayne may just visit the memorable site.

Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 26, 2016. 

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  1. Wasn't Jeffery Dean Morgan pretty much cast as Thomas Wayne with that portrait we saw back when they were still in Michigan. 

    • cimmerian
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    They should have given Thomas and Martha solo films with an end credit scene showing a positive pregnancy test and a baby name book with Bruce highlighted. EPIC FAIL DC. (Sarcasm disclaimer)

  2. Wait, Bruce Wayne's parents die? MAJOR SPOILER! (Also sarcastic)

    • cimmerian
    • 820 Posts in 31 Months

    You forgot your sarcasm disclaimer dude.

    • BBear
    • 31 Posts in 27 Months


    You're are the very few man. Some people are afraid of too much awesomeness in one movie, I can live with that but I feel sorry for them, whatever. And by now I hope people have figured out that this is a film to open your eyes to the Justice League. If they wanted this film to primarily be focused on Superman then they would have called it MOS 2 (Duhh...). Honestly every time they mentioned another extra charecter was going to be added, it just got me more hyped. If it hasn't then you simply are not a fan and you are setting yourself up for a dissapointent no matter what!!

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