Whether you loved it or hated it, you can’t deny that Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice had at least several exciting, well-executed moments. They may have been few and far between, but they were there and one of them is, without a doubt, that thrilling warehouse scene.
If you’ve seen the film (which, let’s face it, you definitely have by this point), you surely know what we’re referring to and now, some new behind the scenes images have arrived online to give us a better look at it. Though there’s nothing here that’s going to stop the presses, fans will no doubt appreciate getting a peek at what went into bringing this particular moment to life.
Debuted by Heroic Hollywood, the stills were accompanied by a rather interesting interview as well, with assistant director Damon Caro and visual effects supervisor Bryan Hirota. Speaking about creating this exhilarating fight, here’s what Caro had to share:
This was originally going to be eight guys, but that wasn’t enough, so we did some basic blocking in R&D, and other than when he blasts a hole in the floor – that was a digi-Batman – other than that it was all real. So we had a lot of R&D with the wireworks, sometimes it’s a blend of both, but that was all breakaway wire work. More time to go, “hmm, I don’t buy this.” I would say, from beginning to end, there was about a three month process from us being able to R&D it, he and I batting it around, we start to choreograph it, bring some guys in, so that’s probably about a twelve week process before that’s done and delivered. There are always going to be problems.
That was a set we built, but if you go to a location there are other problems you have to adapt to, but as you can see, it’s very, very similar. You also can go back, I can shoot it and go, “ehh, actually I want it to be a little tighter there,” and I can do that and not have to figure it out on the spot. And that’s the way it used to be done, but Zack and I have done this process since the first 300. Very few really beautiful, great things are done by accident. They’re by design and hard work and preparation.
As enjoyable as the warehouse scene was, it unfortunately wasn’t enough to save what was an otherwise mediocre film, at best. The reception, on the whole, to Batman V Superman was pretty underwhelming and as such, all eyes are on Snyder to see if he can make up for it with this year’s Justice League.
So far, things are looking promising, but it’s still far too early to know for sure whether it’ll be a hit or not. Besides, there have been some pretty concerning reports floating around the web lately and while we don’t want to buy into what are probably just rumors, it’s hard not to be at least a little worried as we inch closer to its release.
But I digress. Dig through the new gallery of BTS shots from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice up above and be sure to share your thoughts on them in the usual place!
Source: Heroic Hollywood