Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cinematographer Larry Fong has posted a newn picture of director Zack Snyder shining lights on Henry Cavill’s Superman on-set.
The photo shows Snyder preparing that memorable shot where Batman first sees Henry Cavill as Superman in front of him, while behind the wheel of the Batmobile.
This shot perfectly illustrates Snyder’s ability to compose a near-perfect shot. Using those lights, Snyder was able to perfectly simulate the look of Batman’s headlights. Though that may not seem very difficult, getting that shot at night while moving the light across Henry Cavill’s Superman is no small feat. In fact, most directors aren’t this hands-on when it comes to lighting. The lighting for each frame, as well as the path of any present shadows, need to be considered when shooting. Snyder has received a lot of fo criticism over the recent years for his narrative tendencies. However, it’s hard to deny that Snyder’s knack for composition and coherent action is unparalleled by others in his field.
DC fans can catch Snyder’s latest DC Extended Universe entry Justice League, which is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, and DVD. Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.
10 DC Comics Stories That Could Top ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
Now that general audiences have seen Avengers: Infinity War, nothing will ever be the same for the DC films. Avengers: Infinity War feels more like an event starring everyone’s favorite characters than a traditional movie, and it will be hard for Warner Bros. to replicate that feeling of excitement for their comic book movies. DC’s counter-part to Avengers, Justice League, didn’t achieve nearly the same level of success and now the studio has to think of a new plan to get their cinematic universe chugging along.
Fortunately, DC Comics has a huge repertoire of epic, personal stories to explore for cinematic potential. While Thanos may be more destructive than the villains in some of these stories, that doesn’t mean these adventures don’t result in real, destructive changes in the DC Universe. After forcing DC’s finest heroes to fight Doomsday and Steppenwolf, two of the publisher’s strongest villains, on the big screen so early in the cinematic universe’s history, WB may want to step back and focus on personal stories. Even if none of these plotlines make it to the big screen, and if they do they would all require some major tweaking, they are all excellent examples of DC’s finest work.
Hit Next to discover 10 DC Comics storylines that could top Avengers: Infinity War.