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  • This is the first time that Batman and Superman feature in the same movie.
  • Josh Duhamel, Jude Law, Gerard Butler, Josh Brolin, Jon Hamm, Brad Pitt, Jim Caviezel, Joe Manganiello, Richard Armitage, Max Martini, Matthew Goode, Wes Bentley, Jake Gyllenhaal, Luke Evans and Orlando Bloom were all considered for the role of Batman.
  • Ben Affleck previously starred alongside Diane Lane in Hollywoodland, where he played George Reeves, a former Superman actor himself.
  • When the film was announced at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, Zack Snyder had Harry Lennix come up on the stage and read the line "I want you to remember the one man who beat you", a famous quote from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns.
  • Jamie Alexander, Olga Kurylenko and Elodie Yung were all considered for the part of Wonder Woman.
  • Former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton was considered for the role of Alfred Pennyworth.
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong and Billy Zane were all considered for Lex Luthor.
  • Alexandra Daddario expressed interest in playing Wonder Woman.
  • The title Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a reference to the Justice League.
  • Wonder Woman's live action theatrical debut. The character has previously appeared in TV series' and direct-to-video animated movies.
  • Jesse Eisenberg previously appeared in The Social Network (2010), which was co-produced by the previous Lex Luthor, Kevin Spacey.
  • Jesse Eisenberg improvised some of his lines and some of the cast' reactions were genuine.
  • Batman's armored suit is heavily based off that of his battle suit in the Dark Knight Returns when he battles Superman.
  • In the Batcave, a damaged and tethered Robin suit belonging to presumably Jason Todd, the second Robin killed by the Joker. His death is adapted from A Death In The Family storyline. It was later confirmed that the dead Robin is indeed Jason Todd.
  • Robin died roughly a decade before the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
  • Ben Affleck's casting caused somewhat of a controversy after his previous role as a superhero in the film Daredevil. People even began petitions and websites to get him removed from the role. Ben Affleck was warned by Warner Bros. executives to stay offline but he went on anyway and saw the first comment reacting to his casting saying, "Ben Affleck as Batman!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" After this he immediately went offline.
  • Ben Affleck's take on the Batman was praised by the fans.
  • The cameraman killed off in the beginning is actually Jimmy Olsen, though his name is only mentioned in the Ultimate Cut.
  • Critics gave mixed reactions to the film whilst audiences gave it a positive response.
  • The film made over $870 million in worldwide box office on a $250 million budget.
  • The "Martha" scene was openly mocked, parodied and criticized by many viewers, even among fans who praised the film alongside the scene and understood the scene's narrative purpose. Thus, the scene has spawned various internet quips and memes.
  • Jesse Eisenberg's take on Lex Luthor received a mixed reaction.
  • Over three of the fight moves Batman uses in the warehouse scene are heavily adapted from the Arkham videogames developed by Rocksteady Studios.

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