52 Fun Facts About Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

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A Super-Workout

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice probably has one of the most fit cast and crew.  They have to be because they have on-board famed trainer Mark Twight.  Yep, the guy who gave the Spartan soldiers of 300 (2006) their abs and muscular physiques.  He’s also the inventor of the “300” workout.  It’s really not a workout because the “300” workout is a rite of passage, a test if you may, that proves you can do it.  You have to earn that “300.”

Did You Know?

  • Because Henry Cavill had previously built up his frame for Man of Steel (2013) and kept up with the regimen, he was able to gain even more muscle mass for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  During Cavill’s peak, he was at 100 kilgrams (220 pounds), but he opted not to keep the size for the duration of production.
  • The day after Ben Affleck was cast as Bruce Wayne / Batman, he started an intense 2-hour a day workout regimen to get ready for the role.  The result was a gain of 30 pounds of muscle and cutting down to 8% body fat.
  • Gal Gadot’s previous experience in the Israeli Defense Forces gave her an edge when preparing for Wonder Woman.  Her training regimen for the role included months of Kung Fu, kickboxing, sword fighting, Jujitsu, and an intense bulking diet.
  • Mark Twight is the official trainer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Director Zack Snyder originally used the famous trainer to prepare actors for 300 (2006).
  • Director Zack Snyder is also a weightlifting enthusiast himself.  In an image posted online, he was seen deadlifting almost 500 pounds.
  • Zack Snyder’s go-to director of photography Clay Enos not only photographs at Mark Twight’s gym Gym Jones, but also works out there too.  During the production of 300 (2006), Enos, at 170 pounds, deadlifted 435 pounds.  The only other person to outlift him in the gym during that time was a trained stuntman who weighed 225 pounds.

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