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OTTplay Now You Know - Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Zack Snyder’s sequel to Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is arguably the most divisive superhero movie of the previous decade. However, it remains one of the most talked-about films even after 5 years since its release.

Nikhil Kumar
Jan 17, 2022
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Zack Snyder’s sequel to Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is arguably the most divisive superhero movie of the previous decade. However, it remains one of the most talked-about films even after 5 years since its release. Even the re-released three-hour cut of the film, called the Ultimate Edition, has received praise even from those who were critical of its theatrical release. Regardless of one’s opinion about the film’s narrative, it has undeniable quality in terms of cinematography, action sequences, and pure cinematic thrill. 

1. Several aspects of Frank Miller’s graphic novel, The Dark Knight Returns, have inspired Ben Affleck’s portrayal of Batman. In fact, Jeremy Irons’ character Alfred’s comment about the empty wine cellar, is taken directly from the graphic novel.

2. Tao Okamoto, the actress who played Lex Luther’s assistant Mercy Graves, claims that Jesse Eisenberg, who played Luther, altered many of his lines, which garnered genuine reactions from his co-stars. 

3. In a particular scene, Clark Kent tells his boss Perry White, “When the Daily Planet was founded, it used to stand for something.” To this, White responds, saying, “Yeah, and if it were 1938, you could too.” This is a homage to the first-ever Superman comic book, titled Action Comics, which was published in 1938.

4. The newspaper cuttings on Wallace Keefe’s wall in the film are from various events featured in Christopher Reeve’s Superman films directed by the late Richard Donner who passed away in July this year. 

Alright, those were some lesser-known facts and trivia about Batman v Superman - Dawn of Justice, I'm going to be back again with a brand new film or show on Now You Know, I'm your host Nikhil signing off for today.

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