If Man of Steel was anything, it was visually stunning, especially in the opening where Krypton was shown as a true sci-fi haven. This of course then translated to the epic battles between Superman, Zod, and the the remaining Kryptonians.
However, with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, a more practical approach will be in place, not the least of which is because of the inclusion of Batman. Zack Snyder noted to Empire just how much fun it was to be more practical with stuff because of Batman:
“It has been really fun using Batman as the answer to Superman,” Snyder told Empire, “because he’s not flying around and acting crazy. He’s just driving around in his Batmobile, doing his Batstuff.” The director added with pride, “We were able to do a lot of this practically. Batman brings that back. Figuring out how to mix Batman’s practical approach with Superman has been an awesome experience.”
However, as Ben Affleck, who plays Batman, revealed, there was a key piece of the Batsuit recreated with CGI so that Affleck could do some much needed motion:
“One thing that couldn’t be done before but is finally possible now is to wear the suit without the arms. They put motion sensors on my arms to recreate the rest of the suit in post production,” Affleck told Studio Ciné Live (via batman-news). “And that allowed me to move my arms freely without looking like a robot during fight scenes. I think it was the first time an actor could have all that flexibility and move his head in a Batsuit!”
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will release March 25th.