Batman vs Superman Movie: New Set Photos Reveal ‘Anti-Superman’ Movement

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 30, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

New set photos from Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice show protests against Superman that include people burning an effigy of the character played by Henry Cavill.

The pictures show some people gathering to protest in a section of Metropolis, with residents angry over Superman’s actions.

“Super Death” is spotted on one of the posters, along with “Thanks for the ‘help.'”

Some of the photos show an effigy of Superman being torched.

The hate towards Superman stems from the damage done to Metropolis from his battle with Zod.

It seems this type of theme was explored at least a bit in the comics, with Superman surrounded by angry people in 2011 issues. A picture from then is at the top of the page.

Other protesters are holding alien masks on sticks.

Apparently previous reports from the set included school children wearing T-shirts emblazoned with “Superman Survivor.”

Meanwhile, filming is set to wrap soon in Detroit, at least for now.

Filming will shift to Lansing, Michigan and the Chicago and another part of Illinois in mid-October and November.

“After six months of filming in the Detroit area, Batman vs. Superman is tentatively scheduled to film in Illinois for one to two weeks,” Reel Chicago reported previously.

“The Yorkville location is the farmhouse where Superman grew up and the producers need to film winter scenes there.” Fox said on September 29 that final preparations are underway. 

“Expect to see Batman and Superman duking it out in early November. They’ll be in downtown Chicago for about four to five days, and then another week and a half in surrounding communities,” it said.




Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.