Two of the main titular stars of the much awaited superhero clash on the big screen”Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck recently talked in a new interview about their characters and what makes each of them different from all other pervious live action versions.
The film was the cover feature for French magazine Studio Cine Live, and the feature included an interview with both Cavill and Affleck. The interview translation is courtesy of Batman News.
In the interview, Cavill differentiated his Clark Kent to the one portrayed by Christopher Reeves. Unlike the version of Reeves, Cavill’s Clark will not be the clumsy and awkward type.
“Comparisons with Christopher Reeve’s clumsy Clark Kent are inevitable,” Cavill said. “My Clark Kent is trying to be as small and invisible as possible. If you’re awkward and spilling things constantly, people are going to notice you, and that’s not the best way to go unseen. You have to admit, it’s not a remarkable disguise, just a pair of glasses. He’d like to think that no one will believe he could be Superman. How could such a delicate flower be a living god? Preposterous.”
On the other hand, Ben Affleck talked about how his batman suit differed from other versions of Batman that came before him. Aside from staying true to one of the most popular Batman comic book stories, he also said that his suit excels in flexibility, as he can move more freely during fight scenes in it.
“They’re faithful to Frank Miller’s vision in ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ comic,” the actor said. “In fact, the movie borrows a lot from that comic, as noted by our use of the massive and very symbolic battle armor. They’re pretty heavy and cumbersome in the end. The challenge was to create fight scenes where I could move with ease, which is tough. The suits have to look cool and be functional at the same time. One thing that couldn’t be done before but is finally possible now is to wear the suit without the arms. They put motion sensors on my arms to recreate the rest of the suit in post production. And that allowed me to move my arms freely without looking like a robot during fight scenes. I think it was the first time an actor could have all that flexibility and move his head in a Batsuit!”
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” hits theaters March 25, 2016.