After what seemed like an eternity, the wait for this blockbuster is finally over. In just three days we’ll get to see Zack Snyder’s interpretation of an epic battle between the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel. If you haven’t already gotten your tickets to catch it this week, we suggest you make haste because they are selling out fast. Here are a few interesting facts that you can use to impress your friends. You’re welcome.
1) Mr. DC
“Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” is Zack Snyder’s fourth time in the director’s seat for a DC film. His previous DC films are “Watchmen”, “300”, and “Man of Steel”. Going by this track record, I’m fairly certain this movie is going to kick some a**.
2) Take a Picture, It’ll Last Longer
In an interview on Live with Kelly and Michael, Ben Affleck said he asked the producers of the movie if he could keep the Batsuit at the end of filming. They said he could, but at a price of $100,000. The actor decided that a picture would be a better idea instead. I’m sure his wife Jennifer Garner agrees.
3) On The Silver Screen
This movie also marks Wonder Woman aka Diana Prince’s first appearance on a live-action film. The Amazonian warrior princess will be played by Gal Gadot, best known for her role as Giselle in The Fast and Furious film franchise. All previous depictions of Wonder Woman have been in animation or TV series (like the one Lynda Carter starred in).
4) The Dark Knight
Unbeknownst to most, this movie borrows its story arc and tone from one of the most outstanding Batman comics of all time, The Dark Knight Returns. Written by Frank Miller, whose works were also inspirations for the films “300” and “Batman Begins”, this comic finds a middle-aged Bruce Wayne having to put the Batsuit on again after years in retirement to do what the police are incapable of. However, his vigilante activities begin to annoy the authorities, who then employ the help of Superman to bring him in- through any means necessary.
5) Mr. Beefy
Zack Snyder didn’t want his Batman to look like any of the previous ones. He wanted a huge Batman, and Ben Affleck obliged. The Californian actor put himself through a rigorous regime, working out six days a week for almost a year. The 43 year-old quipped that it wasn’t easy for him to put on 20 pounds of muscle at his “advanced age”. He also managed to achieve an incredible 8% body fat in the process. How’s that for putting other men to shame?