ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at
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One of the biggest mysteries of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is, in many ways, the most obvious: just why are the two of them going to be fighting? I mean, sure, their personalities are pretty different, and sure, Superman is a seemingly omnipotent alien who's only just arrived on the planet, but other than that? They're two of the world's most iconic heroes - why would they fight?

Well, the good people at Detroit news channel WXYZ may just have inadvertently revealed exactly why, in this here video report from...directly above the Batman v Superman set:

In case you missed it, there's one part of the video - one part of the destruction - in particular that might just have a major bearing on the plot of Batman v Superman, and on Batman's motivation within it:

That sign, reading Wayne Financial.

Now, that's not to say that Bruce Wayne is going to be trying to take down Superman for financial or business reasons - much as those might have hit his company. Instead, think about how many people must have died in the battle of Metropolis. If Wayne Financial (and presumably other subsidiaries of Wayne Enterprises, or Industries, or whatever variation the filmmakers go for) has a major office presence in the city, it likely lost a large number of employees in the destruction.

There's very little that brings a tragedy home to any of us more than the loss of those we care about in it, so if Bruce Wayne - if Batman - lost friends, or colleagues, or most anyone at all in the devastation, that could easily push him over the edge from 'considering investigating this mysterious Superman guy' to 'declaring Superman Bat-enemy number one'.

It was a plausible motivation anyway - and one that's been discussed at length all over the internet - but you'd have to imagine that the confirmation of a direct Wayne-related corporate involvement, potentially one involving a major loss of life, increases the chances of it being a major factor by a whole, whole lot...

[Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice](movie:711870) is currently set for release May 6, 2016.


What do you guys think? Will the destruction of Wayne Financial have a bearing on Batman's role in the movie?


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