I reckon we could all use a break from the scuttlebutt regarding Justice League at the moment, right? Thankfully, Twitter user @ReevzFX has provided just that with a trio of behind the scenes snapshots from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice featuring Ben Affleck’s frequent stunt double, Richard Cetrone, in complete Knightmare attire, for your recreational viewing pleasure.
Cetrone, who also served as the stunt double recently for Paul Bettany in Solo: A Star Wars Story, can be seen in costume as Batman during the filming of the, for lack of a better word, badass Warehouse sequence as well as the aforementioned Knightmare scene.
This isn’t the first time that Cetrone is finding himself in the spotlight, either, as Zack Snyder recently hearkened back to a time when the DCEU was his to control, sharing an additional behind the scenes shot of the stuntman in the Batsuit on lookout at Manor base (Hall of Justice).
The DCEU founding father also recently expunged the significance of the Knightmare vision experienced by Bruce Wayne in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which, as you might imagine, caused quite a stir on the web. Snyder disclosed that the ominous warning delivered by Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) to Bruce, via the cosmic treadmill, wherein the Flash pleads with Batman to find Lois Lane, unite the Justice League, and be wary of some tragedy that will befall the Man of Steel at some point in the future, is a reference to both Superman and “something darker,” like Darkseid.
Given that Snyder has already confirmed that the NetherRealm Studios video game, Injustice, did indeed influence the Knightmare narrative in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which saw the Joker trick Superman into killing Lois Lane, it’s become increasingly clear where the American-born filmmaker was headed. Unfortunately, the director never got the chance to explore this disastrous future in Justice League, or future DCEU installments. Which means that for now, these intriguing behind the scenes looks are all that we’ve got.