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    Batman v Superman (First 27 Pages)

    by

    writing_in_red

    21/4/2016

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    LEGEND:

    "THE DAY THE EARTH WAS INTRODUCED TO SUPERMAN"

    OPEN

    EXT. HELIPAD - METROPOLIS OUTSKIRTS - DAY

    ON the bright blue sky. The noise of chaos not far away. Fighter jets fly ACROSS FRAME and a helicopter descends quickly.

    It touches down and out steps BRUCE WAYNE, rushing, urgent. He is met by a MAN.

    BRUCE Get everyone in the chopper! Evac immediately!

    MAN What about you!?

    BRUCE I’m going to the Wayne Tower!

    MAN But that’s right under that thing !

    BRUCE I have to! My son is there!

    Bruce rushes off. The man is left stunned.

    MAN No... God help us.

    The man turns and is the last to board the helicopter which lifts off, leaving behind the deserted heli-pad.

    EXT. STREETS - METROPOLIS - DAY

    Bruce Wayne in the car. Racing through the chaotic streets. Dodging debris and so forth.

    INT. CAR - METROPOLIS - DAY

    Bruce dials a number on the car display. It’s immediately answered by;

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    2.

    INT. WAYNE TOWER - METROPOLIS - DAY

    JACK (an elderly executive) who is at the top of the building watching the madness outside with terrible fear.

    JACK

    Mr Wayne?

    We INTERCUT with the car and the tower.

    BRUCE Jack! Is my son with you?

    Jack looks round. An eleven year old boy, smart appearance but frightfully scared right now, sits at the large boardroom table, watching Jack with wide eyes.

    JACK Yes. Yes, Damian’s with me.

    BRUCE You’re at the top of the tower.

    JACK Just like you said.

    BRUCE Good. Stay there.

    JACK But, Mr Wayne, the madness outside --

    BRUCE That tower is the strongest building in the city. Everything else might fall but that tower won’t. It’s strong. You stay there. It’s the safest place in the city. Tell my son I’m coming.

    JACK He wants to talk to you.

    BRUCE Tell him I’ll be there soon. Tell him to be strong.

    Bruce has to swerve quickly to avoid an enormous fireball! The line goes dead.

    Jack lowers the phone. Looks at poor, frightened Damian.

    (CONTINUED)

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    CONTINUED: 3.

    JACK Your father’s coming. He’ll be here.

    DAMIAN (frightened, but strong)

    I know.

    EXT. STREETS - METROPOLIS - DAY

    Bruce can’t take the car any further. Too much debris. Too many shell-shocked bystanders. He gets out. Climbs over rubble. He’s close to the Wayne Tower. It’s in his sight. Not far away at all.

    But he has to stop. He has to help a man trapped under a beam. With others helping him, Bruce lifts the beam and the man is helped away.

    He carries on. Heading for the Wayne Tower when --

    A laser beam cuts through the building.

    Bruce stops. Wide-eyed. Can’t believe it.

    The building creaks. Weakened.

    BRUCE No.

    In total disbelief. Total shock. This isn’t possible.

    Another laser beam and this sends the Wayne Tower crumbling to the ground!

    BRUCE NOOOO!

    He’s running. There’s nothing else now. The building falls. The smoke is like a tidal wave. But there’s nothing else for Bruce. He runs. Runs hard.

    Into the smoke.

    CUT TO:

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    4.

    BLACK

    Silence. For a few moments... silence.

    Then "What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World?" theme (from MoS soundtrack) begins and as it plays

    we SLOW FADE IN;

    LEGEND:

    "BATMAN V SUPERMAN"

    This takes the first sixty seconds of the track before the LEGEND FADES TO;

    LEGEND:

    "ONE WEEK LATER"

    FADE IN:

    EXT. STREETS - METROPOLIS - DUSK

    As the music continues, we see STILL SHOTS. WIDE ESTABLISHING of the devastation, the rubble, the emptiness. CLOSE UPS of a car crushed under bricks, of a dust-ridden teddy bear left behind, of the little things lost.

    As the music FADES AWAY at 1:19, we FADE IN a NEWSREADER V/O.

    NEWSREADER (v/o)

    The city of Metropolis is to remain off limits for the foreseeable future, a government spokesman confirmed today. The statement from the White House continued by stating that all military focus must be on securing the alien crash sites and assessing the stability of the city itself.

    ON the crashed alien ship. Just another broken machine now.

    We now SWITCH TO;

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    5.

    EXT. METROPLIS SKYLINE/DIRECTLY ABOVE GOTHAM - DUSK

    Metropolis across the water. Silent. We SLOWLY MOVE DOWN to see a poorer city, with sparse activity, with an abandoned feel to it. This is Gotham.

    NEWSREADER(v/o, cont’d) Across the water, the twin city to Metropolis - Gotham City - is said to be in a state of chaos. Following last week’s incident, many who can have left Gotham and those who have remained, mainly the poor and underpriviliged, are reportedly at the mercy of tribal gangs who have overwhelmed the ill-equipped Gotham Police Department. This is following recent years of relative peace for the city --

    The V/O FADES AWAY to nothing.

    INT. ABANDONED OFFICE - GOTHAM - DUSK

    A small office. Maybe a law firm, or even a bank. There’s an American flag hanging proudly on the wall.

    A flaming bottle is thrown through the window. We see it pass through the air and crash to the ground.

    The fire spreads and lights up the small space in moments.

    The flag begins to burn.

    EXT. STREET - GOTHAM - DUSK

    The YOUNG THUG who threw the bottle stands outside the now burning office. Proud of what’s he just done. He’s an uneducated fool.

    A ROARRR!

    The young thug panics - like a caught school boy - and turns to see - WE QUICK PAN TO SEE - the BATMOBILE!

    It’s off to the side but close to the thug and it’s as if this great, hulking mechanical beast is watching the thug.

    It roars again.

    (CONTINUED)

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    CONTINUED: 6.

    The young thug welps, he’s pissed himself, and he runs away like a frightened rabbit.

    The batmobile roars forward. At first we think it’s giving chase but the young thug runs down a side road whilst the batmobile continues onwards.

    INT. BATMOBILE - STREET - DUSK

    Through the side view, we see the young thug running away, and as the batmobile continues onward, we MOVE TO FOCUS ON the driver;

    BATMAN. Focused on the road ahead.

    EXT. JUNK YARD - GOTHAM - DUSK

    The junk yard. It’s like a gladiator’s arena. The goons are the crowd. The leader is THE JOKER - bleached white skin, manic wildness to him. And in the middle, tied to a chair, is ROBIN - this is the ROBIN from The Dark Knight Returns; young, red-haired, spunky and acrobatic.

    The sharp end of a crowbar touches her cheek. She’s bloodied but not badly hurt.

    The Joker leans in.

    JOKER Any last words, Robin?

    ROBIN Eat shit, asshole.

    JOKER Hahahaha! I like you! You’ve got spunk! More than the last boy wonder anyway and I should know... I got a close up look at him, after all.

    He laughs. Walks off and addresses his goons.

    JOKER This is my domain! When Gods fight, the world of man weeps and thus the monsters come out to play.

    (he points at Robin) What am I?

    (CONTINUED)

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    CONTINUED: 7.

    ROBIN You’re a two-bit thug!

    JOKER (enraged - but loving it)

    I’m the clown prince of chaos!

    He’s standing over Robin now. He raises the crowbar, about to strike down;

    JOKER (cont’d)

    And I’m done waiting for Bats to come to your rescue.

    Robin laughs. The Joker hesitates.

    JOKER Did I say something... amusing? Or are you coming round to my way of thinking?

    Robin looks up, through bloodied teeth and a black eye, she smiles;

    ROBIN I don’t need rescuing.

    CLOSE ON Robin’s tied up wrists. A short laser in her gloves makes quick work of her bonds. She upper cuts the Joker, giving her time to blast her ankle bonds, and then she leaps in the air, kicking the Joker hard and sending him flying backwards.

    She spins in the air. Lands in a crouched, ready to strike, position, and the batmobile roars into play!

    For a split second, we get Robin ready to pounce in the FOREGROUND, and in the BACKGROUND we get the batmobile, leaping through the air into battle.

    The batmobile lands. Sends flares at most of the goons to knock them out quick.

    Robin leaps and bounds between oncoming goons. Dodging every clumsy swing and delivering her own counters to put down the thugs.

    The Joker gets to his feet. Sees the batmobile not far away.

    JOKER Finally come out to join the fun, have we?

    (CONTINUED)

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    CONTINUED: 8.

    The Joker’s collar is grabbed and pulled and the clown comes face to face with a very angry Batman.

    BATMAN This isn’t a game, Joker.

    The Joker is awestruck for a brief moment before -- Batmanheadbutts him hard, knocking him clean