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Geographical Information
Galaxy Milky Way
Star Sol
Planet Earth
Country United States of America
State District of Metropolis or Delaware
Behind the Scenes
First Appearance Man of Steel

The Federal District of Metropolis, simply known as Metropolis, Delaware, is a major metropolitan city located on the United States' east coast. It is located in across the bay from sister city, Gotham City.


Early History[]

Metropolis grew out of the colonial outpost Fort Hob, which was established by Swedish settlers in 1661. It eventually became a destination for immigrants, many of whom used their ingenuity to expand the fields of science and technology.

Eventually, Metropolis became one of the largest cities in the world.

Superman & Alien Attack[]

Zod's forces activate the gravity beam

After coming to Earth and initially attacking the small Kansas town of Smallville, the Alien General Zod and his forces moved his ship Black Zero to Metropolis where it hovered above before activating a gravity beam directly into the city. It began destroying the buildings and everything directly below it as it began terraforming the planet whilst connected to the World Engine on the other side of the planet.

Superman and Zod collide

United States of America Armed Forces were deployed to the city to deal with the extra terrestrial threat with a squadron Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II's deployed to take out the large ship damaging the ship. The alien ship's gravity beam interfered with their instruments, but thanks to the alien hero Kal-El dubbed "Superman",

The destruction in Metropolis

the beam was ultimately stopped after he personally destroyed the World Engine, after which a C-17, carrying Kal-El's Starcraft, was crashed into the ship, causing a temporary portal to the Phantom Zone, which instantly sucked in all of the aliens, their ships, and most of the rubble, leaving a massive open plain in the center of the city. Superman and General Zod then battled each other across the city, with Superman ending up reluctantly killing his defiant opponent.

Sometime later, a clean up operation began and Metropolis slowly began to return to some form of normality.

Law and Enforcement[]



  • Ace o' Clubs is one of the city's most popular bars.
  • Blaze Comics is a large publishing firm that produces comic books.
  • LexCorp is an extensive billion-dollar company founded by Lex Luthor, that specializes in a vast array of different fields.
  • Metropolis Taxi Company is a city-wide taxi firm that deals in carrying customers to their destinations across the city.
  • Metropolis Metro Cab is another city wide taxi firm that deals in carrying customers to their destinations across the city.
  • S.T.A.R. Labs has a base located in the city.
  • Utopia Casino is one of the city's most prestigious casino and gambling facility.
  • Wayne Enterprises is a Gotham-based conglomerate with a branch located in Metropolis.


  • WGBS - a television station based in Metropolis.
  • WXTZ-TV - a news channel based in Metropolis that reports on the city's news as well as news from around the world.
  • Metropolis News 8 - a news channel based in Metropolis that reports on the city's news as well as news from around the world.
  • The Daily Planet - a newspaper that is considered one of the most respected newspapers in the world.



Map of Metropolis



  • Metropolis scenes were filmed in Chicago, IL. Man of Steel Producer Christopher Nolan filmed the majority of his The Dark Knight Trilogy in Chicago.
  • Exterior shots used were a CGI blend of Chicago and Vancouver.
  • The fictional base of Metropolis is in the Chesapeake Bay region.
  • Metropolis has the shape of Chicago.
  • According to some websites, the amount of damage to Metropolis here is worth over $300 billion, significantly more than the damage to New York in The Avengers ($160 billion).

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