Batman Used Mostly Practical Effects in Batman v Superman

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 - 7:21PM
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Batman v Superman
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 - 7:21PM
Batman Used Mostly Practical Effects in Batman v Superman
It looks like Star Wars: The Force Awakens may have started something with their commitment to use old school practical effects, since now Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder has revealed that he did the same in his upcoming superhero showdown.

You may be wondering what he's talking about after seeing the excessive CGI all over the trailer, including a very unfinished-looking Doomsday, but it's apparently Batman who employed the real-life special effects. In an interview with Empire, Snyder talks about balancing the classic approach of the Caped Crusader's effects with those of Superman, which basically have to be computer-generated.

Opening quote
"It has been really fun using Batman as the answer to Superman, because he's not flying around and acting crazy. He's just driving around in his Batmobile, doing his Batstuff ... We were able to do a lot of this practically. Batman brings that back. Figuring out how to mix Batman's practical approach with Superman has been an awesome experience."
Closing quote


We hope the director is being sincere in his comments and not just saying what he thinks fans want to hear, but we admit we're a bit skeptical since we couldn't help but notice that there is a shot of a very CGI Batman "flying around and acting crazy" in the trailer. Hopefully that scene is an exception rather than the rule when it comes to Batman's effects in the film. We'll find out in March.

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