No Batman story’s complete without an origin, right? Well, even if it is, the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne is one of the few things that can be found in almost every Batman tale ever told, so of course there was no way Zack Snyder was going pass up on opportunity to put his interpretation of the famed slaying to screen. Want proof? Just check out these set photos from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that have made their way to the internet via Imigur and one very observant fan:
Unlike Nolan and, most recently, Gotham’s Bruno Heller, who took a few liberties with the surroundings of Gotham City at the time, it appears Snyder’s pulling right from one of the comics more famed tellings of the tale. That telling of course being the comic that seems to have inspired the entire Batfleck interpretation: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns.
While we can’t say we’re entirely pleased with the idea of another display of Wayne violence after Gotham just did it on television, we’ve come to accept at this point showing the Wayne murders on film is like showing Peter’s famed arachnid bite in Spider-Man movies. These are things so core to the story that they have to be a part of whatever new version is being built-up, so in a way we understand the decision and will wait until spring 2016 to unleash final judgment.
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