DO NOT read any further if you have yet to see¬†Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
At the beginning of¬†Batman v Superman¬†we are introduced directly to ground level of the destruction of Metropolis, via Superman¬†vs. Zod. Remember from¬†Man of Steel¬†this is not long before the end of Zod’s storyline,¬†alive. Halfway through BvS,¬†Lex Luthor nabs Zod’s body, tosses him into a¬†murky liquid that appears to be used Krypton mouthwash, badabingbadaboom, out pops Doomsday.
If at this point you happen to be mad because we just revealed a major plot point,¬†please refer to the first sentence.
So how did¬†Warner Bros.¬†make the eerily realistic body of Zod?
The special effects company Amalgamated Dynamics (ADI) posted a video to their YouTube channel explaining how Zod‚Äôs body was created for the movie.
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‚ÄúFor the blockbuster BATMAN VS SUPERMAN, ADI created two ultra-realistic replicas of the deceased General Zod that would withstand close scrutiny by a camera lense. Fitness trainer Greg Plitt came to ADI for us to lifecast his body from the neck down while our colleague Barney Burman loaned us a headcast of actor Michael Shannon. Once the Shannon headcast was copied both the head and body were run in silicone with a polyfoam fill to make them solid. Tony Matijevich, Brian Clawson, and Tim Leach created both Zod bodies; Denise Baer punched hair; Mike Larrabee painted both Zods. Before the release of the film, Body-Double Greg Plitt passed away. This video is dedicated to his memory.‚ÄĚ
Batman v Superman:Dawn of Justice¬†is out in theaters.