Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder had an in depth interview with Filmink on the film, as to what excited him the most about the film, why he choose Ben Affleck to play Batman, the casting of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, working along side Chris Terrio, the dynamic between the Trinity and much more.
Choosing Ben Affleck to play Batman:
What was it that you saw in Ben Affleck that made you choose him to play Batman?
“I really wanted an old Batman – not, like, decrepit! I wanted a world weary Batman… someone who has had experiences, and Ben has really hit that. He’s a movie star now in the greatest definition of the word. He has gravitas. We’ve greyed his hair a little, and we’ve made him look a bit rough and rugged, in a good way. He’s a great actor, and he’s a big person. He’s 6’4”, and in the boots, he’s 6’6”. I don’t like a small Batman…I like my Batmen bigger!”
Casting Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman:
How hard was it to find your Wonder Woman, and what characteristics were important for her?
“We tested a bunch of actresses, as you can imagine. But the thing with Gal is that she’s strong, she’s beautiful, and she’s a kind person, which is interesting, but fierce at the same time. It’s that combination of being fierce but kind at the same time that we were looking for. She can get serious, but she’s amazingly fun to be around. And by the way, she really held her own with Ben in the screen test. Ben was like, ‘Whoa, that girl is something else!’ That was a good sign, because Ben is very tough in the scene, and he’s big and commanding. Anytime that you’re doing a test like that and you’re looking at the other person, you’re thinking, ‘Okay, that’s good stuff.’ That was part of the process, and over time as we got to know Gal, we found out how amazing she is.”
The dynamic between the Trinity:
In the trailer, Superman and Batman make a joke and then Wonder Woman appears. How did that joke come about?
“The ‘Is she with you?’ joke at the end of the trailer? You have to see the movie, because it gears into the drama of what’s happening, and if you see it in the context of the film, it completely makes sense that the two of them were trying to figure out who she is…”
What kind of dynamic do the three of them have?
“Well, they’re forced together, which you get a sense of from the trailer. They’re forced to work together.”
To read the full interview head over to Filmink.com.au.