Eye-opening facts about ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ to geek out over (24 Photos)
I won’t lie. I, along with most of my co-workers, already pre-purchased our opening-night tickets to see the highly anticipated film “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which pits two of the most iconic superheroes against each other in a battle for the ages (fingers crossed).
The trailers seem to have a handful of fans a tad worried however, as they do indicate a departure from the original story that the movie is based on. But with superhero movies today, that could be a bad
or good thing. We’ll just have to wait and see…
In the comic book version of “Batman V Superman,” the two superhero’s square off long after The Justice League is broken up. In the film, they clash before the group is even formed.
The thematic arc and tone you’ll see in “Batman V Superman” is borrowed from one of the most famous Batman stories ever, “The Dark Knight” by Frank Miller. Miller’s work has been the inspiration for several esteemed comic-book-turned-movie, including “300” and “Batman Begins.”
“Batman V Superman” will be the first live-action film to include Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman together.
And about Wonder Woman — this will be her first live-action film appearance. The character has previously appeared in TV programs and direct-to-DVD animated films.
Producer Charles Roven has confirmed that Wonder Woman is a demi-god, and that her father is Zeus.
Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa, will heavily depict his 1990 appearances.
The reason that Batman is battling Superman is because in the events of “Man of Steel” (2013), a Wayne Financial building is destroyed. Bruce Wayne is also concerned of what will happen if Superman decides to use his powers for evil.
Superman’s suit will be noticeably brighter in this film. The blue is being lightened in order to resemble the comic book version of his suit, and the yellow background behind his ‘S’ is bright gold. Certain patterns in the suit have changed also, notably on the “S.”
Affleck claimed in an interview that he intended to keep the batsuit when filming was complete, but changed his mind when the studio asked him to pay $100,000.
Executives at Warner Brothers were so impressed with a rough cut version of the film, that they gave a standing ovation and offered Affleck three solo movies.
Christian Bale stated in an interview that he felt like he wanted to continue playing Batman and jokingly said, “I’m jealous of someone else playing Batman.”
In “Hollywoodland” (2006), Ben Affleck stars as George Reeves, the actor who played Superman/Clark Kent in “Adventures of Superman” (1952). This makes Affleck the first actor to portray, in one form or another, both Batman and Superman as part of a major motion picture.
Ben Affleck asked Christian Bale for any advice he could give about playing Batman. Bale told him to “make sure you can piss in that suit.” Ironically, the two Bat… men met quite by accident in a costume shop where they were buying a Batman costume for their sons.
This is also Affleck’s second superhero film, as he played Matt Murdock, or the “Daredevil,” back in 2003.
Affleck put on an additional thirty pounds of muscle and reached eight percent body fat for the role.
6 foot 2 Henry Cavill peaked at around 220 pounds during training for the role of Superman.
While there was speculation that kryptonite might not be in the film (there was no mention of kryptonite in “Man of Steel”), the 2:48 mark of the Comic Con trailer shows that it will indeed be in the film.
Side note – the kryptonite in the glass case being looked at by Lex Luthor appears to be in the shape of Zod’s skull.
Lex Luthor’s role in the film is based on his appearance in the comic book “All-Star Superman,” where he is contemptuous of Superman because of his alien nature.
We also know that Jesse Eisenberg will be bald as Lex Luthor. However, in the trailer we see him with hair at some point. Either he loses his hair in the movie or he just wears a wig.
This will be the first film in 3D to feature not just Batman, but Wonder Woman, Cyborg, The Flash, and Aquaman. Superman’s first 3D film was the “Man of Steel “(2013).
In case you’re wondering if the film takes place in Gotham City or Metropolis, know that it was shot primarily in Detroit, Michigan.
Hans Zimmer composed a separate theme for each superhero in this film (except Batman), which is set to be featured in “The Justice League: Part One” (2017) and in each superhero’s stand-alone movie as well.
“Batman V Superman” is Zach Snyder’s fourth film with DC. He’s previously done “The Watchmen,” “Man of Steel” and “300.” He’s also co-producing “Wonder Woman” and “Aquaman.”