‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:’ How CGI Helped Batman’s Armor Look Cooler?

By Anshul Hardikar | 1 year ago
‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:’ How CGI Helped Batman’s Armor Look Cooler?

How cool is the new Batman armor that Ben Affleck has sported in the trailer of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” For a guy like Ben who is already beefed up, it must not have been that big of a deal to carry the armor around right? Turns out it was and for the same the Batman armor was made using CGI.

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According to Inquisitr, the fight between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel in the rain that shows Batman using his armor against Superman is actually computer generated. Kudos to the editors of the movie who have blended the armor so well in the scene that it looks like Ben Affleck’s Batman was actually wearing a heavy piece of metal.

In reality, Ben was not wearing any type of armor at all so that he could turn around and move swiftly during the scene. Had they used the armor, Ben would have been in a similar situation that Tom Cruise was in when he used another type of armor in his movie “Edge of Tomorrow.” Because of the CGI armor outfit that Ben wore, he could be more agile while shooting the scene, though the actor admitted that it was a bit embarrassing to wear the outfit. The reason why he chose to wear it was because it becomes easier for the CGI technicians to later put the armor in the scene digitally.

This surely might shock Batman fans that were initially mighty impressed because they thought Ben was actually wearing a heavy armor and doing the scenes.

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In addition to this, Latino Review added that Ben Affleck refers to this CGI outfit as “visual effects pajamas” that look ridiculous and is the most embarrassing thing to wear but makes things easier for others. The media outlet also added that CGI was used in “Man of Steel” and many scenes in the movie looked like a video game but the makers have probably rectified that error because the CGI created Batman armor looks spot on.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” will release next year on March 25th.

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