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Fight choreographer Guillermo Grispo promises that fans won’t be disappointed by the superhero showdown in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
“There’s a thought that Batman has no chance, that the Superman will squash him like a bug,” Grispo, whose credits include Kingsmen: The Secret Service and The Legend of Hercules, told Los Andes Diario. “But when you see the movie, and how it all comes out, there’s a very intelligent explanation as to why they would have a firsthand confrontation, though it seems to be totally to Batman’s disadvantage.”
He explained that he wanted to approach the film’s fights from a more technical angle than director Christopher Nolan in his Dark Knight trilogy. “Now Batman is going to fight the way I’ve always dreamed seeing him fight,” Grispo said. “He’s a character so prepared in martial arts that you can do a lot of things with him, but filmmakers usually don’t go all the way with it. Even in the last Nolan movies the action scenes aren’t very good from a technical, martial arts point of view to things like choreography, filming, bad camera movements …
“Don’t get me wrong, Nolan is great, my hat’s off to him … but I think that he did not pay too much attention to the fights,” Grispo continued. “Those are the kind of details that Zack, being so physical himself, loves preparing. I think there’s going to be a big difference when you see these Batman fights in comparison to the previous ones.”
Opening March 25, 2016, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot and Laurence Fishburne.