One of the most mysterious aspects of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the supposed dream sequence for Bruce Wayne. From what we’ve seen in the promotional footage, there will be a dreamscape featuring the Caped Crusader in the desert, going up against a bunch of nasty-looking guys.
Now, we’ve got official confirmation of the scene in the March issue of Empire Magazine (via Squareeyed), which describes the part of the movie as “Pure Mad Max.”
The whole scene takes place on Kandahar and the magazine provides the following description: “Batman…shouldering a machine gun, walks unbowed through the blizzard to greet an armoured juggernaut pulling up in a desert compound that’s walled with rusty containers.”
Additionally, producer Deborah Snyder has confirmed that “Batman’s voice is digitally altered by the cowl.”
Previously, costume designer Michael Wilkinson confirmed that the scene which sees Superman ripping off Batman’s mask is indeed a nightmare sequence, imaginatively titled “Knightmare.” With this and the aforementioned scene in the desert, we can certainly expect a tortured, deeply troubled Bruce Wayne in Dawn of Justice – which is something we’re extremely excited to see.
“Zack had a great idea of this sort of nightmare-ish vision, almost a vision of the future, a post-apocalyptic vision. It’s like a dream that Ben has, so we wanted to, it has almost a Mad Max quality to it where it’s like the end of the world, trying to survive and then of course Superman and his minions come, so it’s sort of a way of representing the amazing amounts of, the sort of obsessive quality that Bruce Wayne has about the threat of Superman.
“In this film, Superman, of course he’s normally seen as a figure of hope, a positive thing, but in this film, his motivations, the consequences of his actions are really being questioned by the world. Is he a savior? Or is he a dangerous alien with unknown intentions? And this becomes an obsession for Bruce Wayne. And he really wants to sort it out. So, it’s manifested in this sort of incredible dream that Zack decided to create.
“This film takes place about 8 months after Man Of Steel. This cataclysmic event at the end of Man of Steel. And now we’re in a world where the consequences of that event are being processed. Many people were killed in that event and a lot of people see Superman as being responsible for those deaths. And that’s something we deal with in this film. It’s the nature of power, the responsibility that comes with having this incredible superpowers.
Synopsis: Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.