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[Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870) is by far one of the most anticipated movies of 2016 and thankfully, it is almost upon us! We first heard about the project back in 2013, so as you can imagine, the film has gained some neat trivia even before its release! Check out 8 facts you probably didn't know about the movie below!

1. Christian Bale gave Ben Affleck advice on donning the cowl

The pair met, funnily enough, by accident in a costume shop. They were both buying a Batman costume for their kids. Bale's advice to Ben Affleck was to make sure he was, "make sure you can piss in that suit". Great advice Bale, any words on what voice he should do with Batman, no?

Bale's original Bat-suit in Batman Begins wasn't very movable and so they made many changes for the costume in The Dark Knight, so that's probably where that funny advice came from. Which Bat-suit do you guys prefer?

2. Ben Affleck's kids don't care that he's Batman

When Affleck was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, he told on how his kids didn't care that he was Batman. In fact, he said "They don't care. All they want to watch is Frozen". It seems to be very hard to impress kids even if you are a superhero! Even Ant-Man's, Paul Rudd had the same problem, check below!

Poor Paul Rudd can't catch a break with his son...
Poor Paul Rudd can't catch a break with his son...

3. Henry Cavill put on twice the amount of muscle mass than he did for Man of Steel

His trainer said that it was possible because Cavill had kept up a lot of his Superman fitness regimes in the break between the two films, so they were able to build on that foundation and achieve an even bigger body this time around ( Batman would want to watch out, Cavill is coming. In saying that, Ben Affleck looks pretty huge too, see below!

4. The executives at Warner Bros love the movie

They were reportedly so impressed that they not only gave the film a standing ovation, but also began negotiating a deal with Ben Affleck to have him make three solo Batman movies, rather than the original plan to make only one. They are also very keen on having Affleck direct it, seeing as he has an Oscar under his belt for his directing of Argo.

5. Jeffrey Dean Morgan was considered for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman

You may recognise this big actor for a number of his great roles, most notably, Watchmen and The Losers. He will also have a role soon in The Walking Dead (pictured above). Did you know he was considered for the role of the Dark Knight? He was subsequently given the role of Thomas Wayne, Bruce Wayne's father. Do you think it was a good casting choice?

6. Tom Hanks was considered for the role of Lex Luthor

After seeing his performance in Cloud Atlas (2012), the studio wanted Tom Hanks to play the iconic Lex Luthor. I don't know whether Tom turned it down or they preferred not to go with him, but we do know now that Jesse Eisenberg is our man now. What do you think? I personally would've loved Tom Hanks in the role!

7. This film marks the third time that the role of Batman has been played by an Oscar-winner


Ben Affleck won Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997) and Best Picture for Argo (2012). Christian Bale won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in The Fighter (2010). George Clooney won for Best Supporting Actor in Syriana, as well as Best Picture for Argo along with Affleck. And the second time that an Oscar winner has played his butler, Alfred, Jeremy Irons won Best Actor for playing Claus von Bülow in Reversal of Fortune (1990) and Michael Caine won two Best Supporting Actors in The Cider House Rules & Hannah & her Sisters. -

8. Has a budget of $410 million US dollars.

This movie is one of the biggest budgets ever made and DC are making no stops to try make sure this will be a fantastic cinematic experience. It's weird to think they will need almost half a million dollars to break even!

So there you have it guys! Did you know any of those, if not all? Let me know in the comments below! Be sure to check out Batman v Superman when it releases on the 25th of March! Check out the awesome final trailer below.


Will you be seeing Batman v Superman?


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