Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice is now filming in a desert in New Mexico.
A “sprawling set” for the Man of Steel sequel has been placed in Deming, N.M., local news stations are reporting. Deming's Sky News 13 was able to fly over the set, revealing what looks like a massive fortress (below) of some kind. The fortress is isolated by miles of barren desert and valleys, making for a rather remote set-up.
It’s difficult knowing what the shoot could entail, but it should at least involve Superman or Clark Kent. Henry Cavill, who plays the Man of Steel, has been seen posing with Deming locals over the past few days. Sky News 13 reported that Ben Affleck, who plays Batman and Bruce Wayne, wasn’t filming in New Mexico, with no sights of him being made. Given the set’s remoteness and monolithic buildings, there’s a slight chance that the location is set for Themyscira, Wonder Woman’s home island hidden from the rest of mankind. Perhaps Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman will show Superman where she came from? Or, maybe the base belongs to Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor, setting up a direct confrontation between the warring DC Comics icons. Until more sightings are made however, it’s impossible to say for certain.
Batman V. Superman spent the past several weeks filming in Chicago, where director Zack Snyder and his crew shot on-location for DC locales like The Daily Planet. With Chicago photography reportedly finished as of November 15th, it seems that all eyes will be on New Mexico in the weeks ahead.
Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 26, 2016.