There may not be any movies this year more divisive than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While it failed to live up to expectations for some, others thought it was a wild ride and enjoyed its gritty tone. Despite the variety of opinions, one thing everyone seems able to agree on is that Doomsday could have looked a whole lot better. Comparisons to cave trolls and ninja turtles are plenty, with the final look of Lex Luthor's Hail Mary pass failing to leave an impression. It turns out this CG abomination looks even sillier in real life. Check out this behind-the-scenes photo of what the actors had to interact with to bring the climatic third act battle to life.
Not quite as intimidating in his onesie and squares, is he? This photo was provided by Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, from her official Twitter page. It shows off the Amazon warrior going toe-to-toe with the motion capture actor who brought Doomsday to life. It's certainly not as titanic as the battle seen in the film, but that's just movie magic for you. The set is pretty much just a room filled with green screens, which might disappoint those tired of CGI-laden blockbusters, but that's really just the process of how these effects-heavy scenes are brought to life.
While Doomsday looks like he dropped out of cool school, Wonder Woman is busy being all kinds of awesome. Gal Gadot is given it her all in that picture (it looks like this is the scene where she cuts off the Kryptonian monster's arm), and it really makes you forget all the naysayers who were initially against her casting. Gadot's portrayal of Wonder Woman was one of the near-universally praised elements from the film. She was mysterious, cool, and able to completely own the action when it came time to put on the costume. Plus, she saved Batman, which gets her some pretty decent street cred.
It's nuts to think that this simple picture eventually became the explosive battle in the finale. Check out this clip of what all that green screen acting evolved into by the time Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice rolled into theaters.
We probably won't be seeing much of Doomsday in the future of the DC Extended Universe, but you can sure expect a lot more Wonder Woman. Her solo movie, Wonder Woman, is hitting theaters on June 2, 2017, before she joins back up with the rest of the DC crew for Justice League later that year on November 17, 2017.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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