I guess people over Warner Bros. are feeling a bit confident in the final product of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. In particular choreographer Guillermo Grispo, who worked on the highly anticipated fight scenes between Batman and Superman. That is no spoiler by the way, if the title didn’t give it away, then I’ll tell you myself that the two most iconic superheros in comics are going to throw down at some point.
In an interview with Los Andes Diario (via. Batman News), Grispo touched on creating the epic fight, and why fans who think the idea is flawed should hold their judgement till fight night.
“Warner Bros., they are very strict, so I can’t say much, but it’s no surprise if I say Batman and Superman come face-to-face in the movie. It’s one of the most important sequences and I was actively involved in the design of the fight: the exchange of punches and the physical movement were put together with my partner Ryan Watson.
“There’s a thought that Batman has no chance, that the other [Superman] will squash him like a bug. But when you see the movie, and how it all comes out, there’s a very intelligent explanation as to why they would have a firsthand confrontation though it seems to be totally to Batman’s disadvantage.”
Grispo didn’t stop there, he went on to mention Nolan’s work on the Dark Knight Trilogy…
“Now Batman is going to fight the way I’ve always dreamed seeing him fight… he’s a character so prepared in martial arts that you can do a lot of things with him, but filmmakers usually don’t go all the way with it. Even in the last Nolan movies the action scenes aren’t very good from a technical, martial arts point of view to things like choreography, filming, bad camera movements…
“But hey, don’t get me wrong, Nolan is great, my hat’s off to him. He makes fascinating stories, but I think that he did not pay too much attention to the fights. Those are the kind of details that Zack, being so physical himself, loves preparing. I think there’s going to be a big difference when you see these Batman fights in comparison to the previous ones.”
Even I have to admit that with all the greatness there’s to find in the Nolan/Bale films, the fight sequences didn’t give the Caped Crusader a chance to show off his expert Martial Arts skills. I mean the more I watch the underground fight between Bane and Batman in Dark Knight Rises, I can’t help but think “C’mon Batman, you’re much smarter than that“. However, that is just a small nitpick in the Nolan films. I’ll never forget my experience in watching those films in theaters, along with what these films did for the comic book genre.
This news ups my excitement by a small percentage. I love the cast, I love Zack Snyder’s work (including Man of Steel), but I still want to see that first trailer. Rumors suggest that trailer will debut next month in front of Jupiter Ascending, so looks like its right around the corner.
Batman V Superman, however, is about 14 months away with a March 25th, 2016 release.