BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Production Designer Calls The Film’s Delay A ‘Blessing’
It was recently announced that Patrick Tatopoulos will be the production designer on Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs. Superman. The French designer has worked on films like Underworld, The Chronicles of Riddick, Independence Day, Spawn, and I Am Legend to name just a very few of the movies on his extensive and impressive resume. Tatopoulos landed the highly coveted Batman vs. Superman gig thanks in part to his work on the upcoming 300: Rise of the Empire. Snyder serves as an executive producer on that film, and he was so pleased with the work that he asked Tatopoulos to help bring the Man of Steel sequel to life. The production designer recently spoke to FlickeringMyth.Com about his latest job.
Tatopouls says that he’s very excited to be working on the movie that will bring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor, and probably a few more surprise guests together on the big screen for the first time. He also admits it’s also a huge undertaking. Tatopoulos says that the film’s 10 month delay is really a blessing since it allows him more time to work. He told the site:
I’m working in Detroit on Batman vs. Superman  and its super cold there. At the end of 300: Rise of an Empire  I met with Zack [Snyder] and he said, ‘I going to do this movie and want you to design it.’ I was stunned. I thought, ‘Wow! Great.’ That’s where it started. This is a crazy huge movie. It’s taking a lot of energy but it’s something that someone like me needs to do in his lifetime.
There’s a project that is close to me that I was going to direct and I said, ‘I need to do this.’ Working with Zack again was important to me because he’s an amazing director with an incredible vision. Batman and Superman is something I’ve always wanted to do. I would have chosen one or both. I got the offer and jumped on it. The big chunk that we want to do for the movie is there but there is so much more to do. For me, it’s been a blessing that it has been pushed a little bit.
While fans may not see the film’s delay as being much of a blessing, it really does allow more time for the crew to get things in order and make the best film possible. It doesn’t seem like filming has been delayed too drastically even with the release being pushed back, so there will be a whole lot of time to work on the story, design, and special effects for the film. Tatopoulos has a lot of great films on his resume, so it will be interesting to see what he brings to a superhero project like this. He has Spawn under his belt, so that should help a little with the Batman elements he’ll be working with. What do you think about the production designers comments?
Source : FlickeringMyth.Com