For anyone that attended San Diego Comic Con last Summer, one of the biggest announcements was when Warner Bros. unveiled the Batman and Superman logo together. They planned to introduce Batman into Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel 2" and months later, it was revealed that Ben Affleck would become Christian Bale's successor for the caped crusader. But how does a gigantic and explosive idea like this come about in the first place?
Snyder elaborated on how the original concept came to fruition. He stated, "The problem is, once you say it out loud, then it’s kind of hard to go back, right? Once you say, "What about Batman?" then you realize, "Okay, that’s a cool idea. What else?" I mean, what do you say after that?…But I’m not gonna say at all that when I took the job to do Man of Steel that I did it in a subversive way to get to Batman. I really believe that only after contemplating who could face [Superman] did Batman come into the picture."
Despite the release date push and the controversial casting news, including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, WB still has the benefit of the doubt because fanboys are dying for the film to be good. Snyder also hinted at another fun tidbit that everyone is excited about; the costumes. While he didn't exactly reveal a lot, he did show the kind of care and attention that is going into bringing them to life. Check out his statement below:
"The thing also that’s really fascinating for me is that, even just in the tests we’ve been doing, the costumes, right? You basically have Batman and Superman — and this is without Ben [Affleck] and Henry [Cavill] in the costumes, but just like the stand-ins, just testing to see what the costumes look like. And you have them standing there and they’re standing in the same shot — and then we have Wonder Woman, you know, all three of them in the same shot. Even just for a test, you really have to go, "Wow, that’s crazy!" Not only is it the first time that I’m seeing them, it’s the first time they’ve ever existed together on screen in a movie. And that’s kind of a huge deal. Even just Batman and Superman standing next to each other… [I]t’s kind of epic. You do sort of sense the weight of the pop culture iconography jumping out of its skin when you’re standing there looking at the two of them and Wonder Woman. It’s crazy. But it’s fun. I mean, I have the first photo, I’ve got it in my archive because I was like, "Okay, I better keep this, it’s gonna be worth something."
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