Batman and Superman are two sides of the same coin. The two heroes have two very different approaches, and given how they were raised and how they fight crime, it is easy to see why they are at odds at times. While Superman may have the advantage physically, Batman uses strategies as an advantage. And we will finally see who will come out the winner in the Zack Snyder-directed sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Henry Cavill will reprise his role as the Man of Steel, while Ben Affleck will don the cape and cowl to become Batman. A fight between two iconic comic book characters shouldn’t be defined by the stare down tease that we saw at last year’s comic con. It should be epic, and if we were to base it on that footage, it will (hopefully) resemble the fight that we saw in the pages of Frank Miller‘s The Dark Knight Returns comic.
Now we are getting somewhat of an idea what a fight between the two would look like thanks to the film’s fight choreographer, Guillermo Grispo. In a recent interview, Grispo talks about how some fights may look like they favor Superman, how Batman will fight in a way we have never seen in the previous films, and more. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.
During an interview with Los Andes Diario (via Batman News), Grispo admitted that while Superman may have the advantage over Batman in terms of sheer power, Batman has a trick up his sleeve that may be the edge to winning:
“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.”
The first thing that comes to mind when Grispo says intelligent explanation is Kyrptonite. And because of that, the rumors about the plot being about Lex Luthor using the parts of the world engine to synthesize Kyrptonite is starting to make more sense.
This will obviously reflect on how the two fight. Superman with brawn, while Batman fights with his brain. And we will see the latter fight in a way we have never seen before.
“Now Batman it’s 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 hats 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.”
Grispo does bring up a good point about Nolan’s Batman films. The fight scenes were probably the weakest thing about the franchise. But the suit did come with limitations, especially when it comes to movement. Something that the character brought up in The Dark Knight.
So it should be interesting to see how Grispo addresses those movement issues in his fights, especially if Batman is going to use the same heavy armor that we saw in The Dark Knight Returns in the film.