According to Ben Affleck’s stunt double, Richard Cetrone, the Knightmare scene in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was not in the film’s original script.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was a film that, for better and for worse, fundamentally altered the way Warner Bros would approach their version of a DC Comics Cinematic Universe. While the film didn’t bomb at the box office, it wasn’t as big of a moneymaker as the studio had hoped, bringing in $870M on a $250M. The film was also savaged by critics with fans in particular being divided over the film. One of the film’s divisive scenes was the Knightmare sequence.
About midway through Batman v Superman, Ben Affleck’s Batman passes out while waiting for his computer to hack data that he stole from Lex Luthor. He dreams of an apocalyptic future full of Parademons who are under the command of Superman as he tries to find a way to kill him. He then wakes up only to find Ezra Miller’s The Flash appear with a warning from the future before waking up again. The whole sequence is a little bit odd in the film itself, mainly because it never comes up in the film again, beyond Batman mentioning that he felt like something bad was coming. Apparently, this was because the Knightmare scene wasn’t in the film’s original script.
According to Richard Cotrone, the Knightmare scene wasn’t in the original script for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Cotrone was Ben Affleck’s stunt double for the film and revealed that the scene had been added after the shooting had started:
“After shooting had already started, that scene was added.”
What do you all make of this reveal? Does it surprise you that the Knightmare scene wasn’t in the original script for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Directed Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, and Holly Hunter.
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