Zack Snyder Has More Fun with 'Batman v. Superman' & 'Star Wars'
by Ethan Anderton
August 4, 2014
During Comic-Con, director Zack Snyder had a little bit of fun by posting a picture of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice star Henry Cavill in his Superman suit, but most of it was obscured by a robe. But what made the photo truly interesting was the addition of a red lightsaber from Star Wars for the British actor to hold. Snyder used the hashtag #SuperJedi, but he really looked more like a Sith. Well, over the weekend, Snyder decided to have a little more franchise mash-up fun, and he posted a new photo of what appeared to be Ben Affleck as Batman in the desert alongside R2-D2. However, this fun little picture was a little more tricky photographically than anyone initially anticipated. Is Snyder trolling? Look below!
Here's what Batman v. Superman director Zack Snyder posted on Twitter over the weekend:
— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) August 2, 2014
But then the Batman v. Superman set photographer Clay Enos offered up this image for perspective:
— Clay Enos (@ClayEnos) August 2, 2014
That's Zack Snyder playing in the dirt with a couple of action figures of Batman and R2-D2. The photo was framed perfectly with the right perspective to fool everyone. After all, it would have been weird if they took the time to have Ben Affleck walk out into the desert in full Batman suit alongside a full size R2-D2 replica. But again, why the hell is Snyder doing this? Really it just seems like he's having fun between takes on the set, which is always nice to see. More practically, what better way to get more attention on Batman v. Superman than to catch the attention of Star Wars fans?Just plain old fun or viral marketing to the max?