But Why, Though? Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Rumored to Flashback to Wayne Murders

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Guys. Hey, guys. Did you know Bruce Wayne’s parents were murdered?

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Did you?

Did you know that’s why he became Batman? Hey.

Hey, guys.

Batman’s parents are dead.

I had trouble picking an image for this post. Why? Because there are 10 billion incarnations of the Wayne murders. TEN BILLION. Ok, maybe not quite that many but there’s been a lot, so many it’s one of those things in the public consciousness. If not, everyone was just reminded in the premiere of Fox’s Gotham television series. But mostly, why would a filmmaker waste precious screen time on something like this?

ComicBookMovie.com found some photos which suggest Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman will be giving Ben Affleck his own tragic flashback and that perhaps this time, it might stick closer to the comic book version of events.

Chicago is Gotham again! “Batman vs Superman” is filming the Wayne’s murder here in Uptown tonight.

A photo posted by Dan Marcus (@danimalish) on

CBM writes, “Each time it is told, there are slight variations on how it unfolded. Though, it appears based on a new set photo that Batman v Superman will be the first film to add the The Mark of Zorro reference. That’s actually an important addition as Bruce’s childhood hero was Zorro, and the character is loosely based on elements that can be found in The Mark of Zorro (1920), like a costume to hide his identity and using a cave as a secret hideout.”

And then this video which shows actual filming taking place…

Boy and presumably his parents leaving a Gotham City theater. Hmmm… Um vídeo publicado por Luis Gomez (@tribluis) on

I just…


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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."