We learn details about the fights in Batman Vs. Superman from stuntman/choreographer Guillermo Grispo.
Grispo has worked as a fight coordinator on the likes of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, 300: Rise of an Empire and also on Kingsman: The Secret Service, Riddick and the Legend of Hercules.
While Christopher Nolan used a form of martial arts known as Keysi for his Batman Trilogy, Grispo is trained in more traditional forms of martial arts including Aikido and Ju-Jitsu, both of which stem from original Japanese martial arts. In addition, Grispo is knowledgeable with the Japanese sword, Russian Sambo, Filipino Boxing, fencing, knife handling and Kempo.
Grispo participated in an interview with the Argentinean website Los Andes. Below are some of the details (translated).
Grispo says Warner Bros. is very strict and he cannot say much, but there should be no surprise if he does say that Batman and Superman face off in the film. He says the fight is one of the most important sequences in the film, which he was actively involved in designing. The Batman Vs. Superman fight features a series of punches/fights and physical movements put together with his partner, Ryan Watson.
Grispo goes on to state that you would think Batman would have no chance, that Superman would crush Batman like a bug. He says, but when you see the movie it will makes sense, and there is a clever explanation behind the Batman Vs. Superman confrontation that at first seems completely disadvantageous for Batman.
Grispo says Batman will fight the way that he has always dreamed to see him fight. Batman is a character so prepared in martial arts that he can do many things, but it’s not usually taken advantage of. Grispo then goes on to state that he wasn’t happy with how Christopher Nolan handled the action scenes in The Dark Knight Trilogy, stating the action scenes “are not very good” both from a technical viewpoint of martial arts – due to the choreography and mismanagement of camera.
Grispo continues stating not to get him wrong, Nolan is a great filmmaker – he takes off his hat to him – but it seems to him that Nolan did not taking the time required for the fights, as they have to be shocking. Grispo says Zack Snyder loves to prepare, which is a luxury.
Grispo then states there will be a big difference between how Batman fights in Batman Vs. Superman compared to the Nolan movies.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.
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