Gotham City University apparently has a long-standing football rivalry with Metropolis State University. We know this because photography on the much-anticipated Batman vs. Superman movie will commence this weekend, when the production descends on a small-college game in Los Angeles on Saturday, Oct, 19.
While the East Los Angeles College and Victor Valley College teams retire to their locker room at halftime, shooting will take place in the stadium, according to the East Los Angeles College Campus News.
ELAC’s Weingart Stadium will convert to Gotham City University and 2,000 fans sitting in the “filming area” will don movie-related T-shirts—in the black and gold of Gotham City University—while cheering the fake football action on the field.
Director Zack Snyder hopes to capture three takes of three different plays, getting footage of players and fans in the roughly 20-minute break before the real Huskies take the field.
Snyder decided to film at halftime of the 6:30 p.m. game instead of on a night when the stadium would sit empty as a way to support the school.
While there’ll be no star sightings at this “second unit” shoot, so it remains unknown just how Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill will weave Batman and Superman into football. Oh, the intrigue.