In a study done exclusively for BuzzFeed, scientist and longtime disaster expert Charles Watson worked with his team at Watson Technical Consulting to estimate the damage done to Metropolis in Man of Steel. In real life, how many people would have died? How much would all that damage cost? Using Chicago and Central Manhattan as scaled comparisons to the fictional city of Metropolis, the consultants theorized that the major damage would be a mile in diameter.
The WTC estimated that, following General Zod’s attack, the known damage would be catastrophically immeasurable: 129,000 known killed, over 250,000 missing (most of whom would have also died), and nearly a million injured.
You can read the full report from the WTC, which was written in the form of an editorial by Perry White, the editor-in-chief at The Daily Planet. Very cool.
For now, here’s an infograph that visually describes their findings…