Batman V. Superman: Gotham City & Metropolis Maps Revealed

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(Photo: Turkish Airlines / WB)

After Turkish Airlines did their pair of TV spots for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice featuring travel videos promoting Metropolis and Gotham City, the company then launched a website supporting the film release. The site features travel information about both fictional DC Comics cities with all of your standard things like highlighted attractions, restaurants, and more.

There were also partial maps revealed of the layouts of the cities in the movie universe, with the ferry that connects them on display.

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(Photo: Turkish Airlines / WB)

The river between the two cities is apparently quite expansive, with ten miles between them - we know that because Stryker's Island appears on both maps, 5 miles west of Gotham and 5 miles east of Metropolis. Other notable landmarks on the maps include the Wayne Botanical Garden and Wayne Tower in Gotham, and Heroes Park outside of the Daily Planet Building in Metropolis.

The text also notes places like Amusement Mile and the Clocktower in Gotham City, two places that comic book fans will note as very important. The large venues in Metropolis are Shuster Arena and Siegel Music Hall, nodding to Superman's creators.

Check out the website and pore over it for more hints and details. It looks like things will be updated closer to the film's release on March 25, 2016, with Time Out magazine doing guides of the cities as well. They're also offering BvS branded miles credit cards, and a chance to win a trip to the movie's premiere.

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    • cebyrdjr
    • 82 Posts in 12 Months

    No Metropolis should be New York & Gotham Chicago

    • libra113
    • 404 Posts in 19 Months

    cebyrdjr said ... (original post)

    No Metropolis should be New York & Gotham Chicago

    When I was first reading comics in the mid 80's to early 90's they were described as being a subway ride apart and that's pretty much how I always thought of them as being.

    It works, at least for me, for a lot of reasons not the least of which is that it really drives home how they're mirror images of each other.  I also never really liked the idea of basing them on real cities as it kind of defeats the whole purpose of using made up cities in the first place (the freedom to make them whatever you need them to be for the story you're telling). 

    • DarkWater
    • 1027 Posts in 20 Months

    I think Gotham fits more like Detroit and Metropolis as Windsor. Yes they be in two different countries, but they are close together and one is doing better than the other.

  1. That's not a river separating the two cities, it's a bay.

    • CB125068
    • 1 Posts in 9 Months

    cebyrdjr said ... (original post)

    No Metropolis should be New York & Gotham Chicago
    I can't remember which comic guy said it, but I once heard it said that Metropolis was New York in the daytime and Gotham was New York at night. That always sat well with me :)

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