Anyone who’s seen ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ will be fully aware of the twists and turns along the way, but how did they make some of those things happen?
Spoilers to follow…
One moment in particular was the inclusion of General Zod. Now in the possession of Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor, we’re privy to a scene where the power hungry Lex uses the corpse of Michael Shannon’s character to create the seemingly unstoppable baddie Doomsday.
As you’ll have no doubt noticed, the lifeless body we see him submerge in water isn’t actually Michael Shannon lying really still (honest), but a rather detailed replica of him.
Check out how they made the life-like version of the actor below.
The attention to detail is impressive, and at a glance you’ll struggle to tell it apart from the real thing (sorry Michael!). It’s also refreshing to see some practical effects rather than just CGI.
Despite largely negative reviews, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ has made almost $700 million worldwide, with impressive first weekend numbers. It’s since dropped off in terms of box office takings, but is still expected to amass more than $1 billion in ticket sales by the time its cinema run comes to an end.
Picture credit: Studio ADI, Warner Bros.