6. It Took Five Months to Build Two Fully Working Batmobiles
The production designer behind Batman v Superman is Patrick Tatopoulos, who has worked on plenty of other blockbuster films (Stargate, Underworld, I Am Legend etc.). When design work began on the new Batmobile, Tatopoulos initially sketched out its overall look on paper. That led to him and his team of designers taking five months to produce two physical Batmobile models and fitting farming truck wheels to the both of them. Check out the video above to get more insight into the film’s behind-the-scenes production work.
7. A Major Superman Foe Will Have to Deal With the Combined Powers of the “Trinity”
As you’ve probably already seen, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman run into a very powerful DC Comics villain. That powerful adversary is none other than the juggernaut who actually killed Superman at one point, Doomsday. Robin Atkin Downes handles the motion-capture performance and voice-over work for such a titular baddie. Based on what we’ve seen in the film’s second trailer, it appears that Lex Luthor (played by Jesse Eisenberg) uses the deceased body of General Zod in order to produce his own version of Doomsday.
8. The Soundtrack is Being Composed by the Same Person Who Worked on Man of Steel
Hans Zimmer signed on to finalize the film’s musical score for Batman v Superman. Zimmer previously performed the same duty for Man of Steel. Zimmer worked alongside Tom Holkenborg (better known as “Junkie XL”) to produce the film’s musical stylings. Junkie XL also handled some of the soundtrack work for Man of Steel. Both Zimmer and Junkie XL wrote and collaborated on the film’s Batman theme song.
9. There’s Going to be an R-Rated Edition Released on DVD/Blu-Ray
When Batman v Superman finally lands on DVD/Blu-Ray this summer, it will feature the PG-13 cut and an R-Rated version. This extended edition of the movie has been dubbed the “Ultimate Edition” director’s cut. As expected, this release will include extra content cut from the theatrical release. One of the bigger bonuses revealed for this edition is the inclusion of scenes starring Barbara Gordon (played by Jena Malone).
10. This Movie Takes Its Position as the 2nd Film Within DC’s Extended Universe
Marvel Comics’ brand of big screen glory has been connected to each other in the form of a cinematic universe. Throughout its different phases, Marvel’s super popular and lesser known characters have starred in their own films and mingled with each other in huge crossover events. DC Comics has certainly taken note of Marvel’s success in theaters, which is why they’ve implemented some big cinematic universe plans of their own.
2013’s Man of Steel was officially the 1st step towards producing a world where DC’s big screen adaptations are connected. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice continues that trend towards building up DC’s collection of blockbuster films. The list below will give you a preview of the many films to come within DC Comics’ Extended Universe:
– Suicide Squad (August 5, 2016)
– Wonder Woman (June 23, 2017)
– Justice League Part One (November 17, 2017)
– The Flash (March 16, 2018)
– Aquaman (July 27, 2018)
– Shazam (April 5, 2019)
– Justice League Part Two (June 14, 2019)
– Cyborg (April 3, 2020)
– Green Lantern Corps (June 19, 2020)