Nay-sayers, lay down your arms, for Academy Award winner Amy Adams is here to confirm that Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice will indeed include humour. Adams recently spoke at the Hollywood Masters interview series at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and TV in Los Angeles, and the conversation inevitably turned to the next big cinematic outing from the Warner Bros. and DC creative partnership. While the performer was restricted in terms of the detail she could share, she did give some description of a favourite scene.
“I haven’t seen anything of it, except what everybody’s seen. They’re kind of hard. They’re over the course of six months, so it’s a lot of time and dedication, but really, really fun.
“I can’t give too much away, but I’m coming into a scene and Batman and Superman are both in the scene, so I can say that. And it was just fun, because they had been working together for a couple [of] weeks and just running it, seeing this dynamic. I’ll talk about this when we promote the movie and we can tell more, but there were definitely funny moments involving bat-suits and such.”
The mind boggles, and then fizzes over with excitement. First of all, there’s Batman and Superman, together, in a scene, with Lois Lane. Secondly, there’s Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, standing around, doing comedy involving superhero costumes. Thirdly, she specifically said “bat-suits” – meaning more than one. Is anyone else having visions of these two titans trading barbs in Bruce Wayne’s underground dressing room? Is the Dark Knight struggling to accessorize?
This bodes very, very well for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. It entirely contradicts the view that DC film projects – and indeed, director Zack Snyder – are ‘too dark’ and don’t include enough levity in their work, while also reassuring the audience that this film will use its cast to the best of their respective abilities. Affleck and Cavill have both proven their comedy chops in the past, as well as their impressive dramatic skills – so to imply that this juggernaut of a movie will employ both aspects makes it even more exciting than previously thought. March 25th, 2016 has never felt so far away.