The upcoming and much awaited film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”which is only more than a week away from its releasewill feature the Trinity of the DC Extended Universe: Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, and the big screen debut of Wonder Woman as portrayed by Gal Gadot.
In a recent interview with Today Online, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” director Zack Snyder talked about Wonder Woman and how Henry Cavill can outgeek him when it comes to things related to Superman.
The introduction of Wonder Woman is set to change how big screen superhero movies work, with the genre dominated by male lead characters. To date, female big screen superheroes only played minor roles, if any, in almost all of the recent films.
Snyder said that including Wonder Woman to the big three of the DCEU reiterates his intention to promote gender equality even when it comes to superheroeswhich makes Wonder Woman, an iconic DC Comics character and “arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time,” a fitting addition to the roster of heroes for the big screen.
“I am a big fan of The Trinity, which is Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. It’s a concept that I’ve always loved,” Snyder said. “And I remember in one of my early sketchbooks on this movie, even before we had Wonder Woman (on board), I drew The Trinity. And I was like, ‘That’s cool.'”
As for Henry Cavill, Snyder praised the actor’s dedication to his role as the Man of Steel. According to the director, Cavill went “all the way” in divulging himself in the Superman mythos, even to the point that he sometimes outgeeks Snyder when it comes to things about his character.
“I don’t think it could be possible to have a better Superman because he really studied the mythology and everything else hard,” the director shared. “When he first came into it, he was like, ‘I didn’t know much about Superman except what I’ve seen in the movies.’ But he’s really done his homework now and is constantly referencing all the comic books.”
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens on March 25.