Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice got some new set photos thanks to the fan Dan Marcus, who posted the following from the Chicago set to Instagram. Bat-fans will immediately recognize that marquee: The Mark of Zorro is famously the film that was playing the night Bruce Wayne’s parents were shot.
Assuming the Excalibur marquee is not referring to a revival, that places the scene in 1981. If Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne is then supposed to be the same age as the actor, that would mean that young Bruce is roughly nine years old during the attack. It’s also worth noting that, over the years, the comics have referred to the film being both the 1920 and 1940 versions of The Mark of Zorro. The 1940 Tyrone Power version, as shown below, is specifically noted in a brief flashback sequence in Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns,” long cited by Snyder as a major influence on his 2016 superhero showdown.
There will be a lot to see in the Batman v Superman movie.
Directed by Zack Snyder and Stars Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Jena Malone, Holly Hunter and Scoot McNairy.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016.