DC Universe: the most incredible physical transformations undergone by the actors
The actors from the DC film universe had to undergo training regimens just as impressive as their physical results. The proof is in these photos!
Christian Bale: from anorexia in The Machinist to Batman less than a year later.
Christopher Nolan himself asked the Welsh actor to slow down a bit on the muscles, as Bale quickly became too big. Less than a year earlier, he was anorexic and ate only 300 calories a day... The secret: pizza and ice cream 5 times a day for 5 months, with 3 hours of intensive exercise.
Tom Hardy: accustomed to muscular roles, he ‘permanently damaged his body for Bane.’
The actor readily admits that the diet, exercise, and supplements he had to adopt to play Bane destroyed his body. The use of pharmaceuticals, heavy weight training, and all the chicken he had to eat completely transformed his body!
J.K. Simmons: the proof that you are never too old to change your body.
In order to play Commissioner Gordon in Justice League, the actor rolled up his sleeves and got to work. His diet had to be completely changed and his workout program was fine-tuned over long weeks by an ex-Marine. The result was impressive and even if JK Simmons didn't have a lot of screen time, let alone shirtless, it is clear that he is tough despite his age!
Henry Cavill: the most incredible transformation.
From a chubby child to an ultra-cut Superman, Henry Cavill can be seen in just about every shape. Recently, in the Netflix series The Witcher, the British actor surprised everyone with the size of his shoulders. Cavill likes to work out, and it shows!
Ben Affleck: Batman works wonders again.
The Batfleck era lasted for several months and in the latest news, the actor will return to the role in the Flash movie. He took the role seriously and forced himself to follow a very strict diet with weight training sessions lasting several hours with huge amounts of weights. All this to forge a body to match the character he was playing…
Jason Momoa: from model to Aquaman.
It's hard not to mention Momoa when mentioning physical transformations. First discovered by an agent when he was a surfboard salesman, Jason Momoa quickly became the Hollywood darling and took advantage of the opportunity to gain almost 5 stone in muscle.
Gal Gadot: the real-life Wonder Woman.
From Miss Israel to Wonder Woman, it's been a long road! While the Miss contest requires extraordinary slenderness and finesse, an iconic role like Wonder Woman is quite the opposite: strong, powerful, and robust. The actress went through the bodybuilding stage and obviously worked her whole body to become a true Amazonian!
Ezra Miller: from skinny and androgynous to superhero.
Although his role in The Flash doesn't make him take off his shirt very often, Ezra Miller put on some serious muscle to play the DC superhero. Cardio-training is at the top of his list of priorities, but he doesn't hesitate to work out and the result is a very well-built Ezra Miller who will be able to take on new challenges with Batman in his next film.
Jared Leto: the least loved Joker but one of the most muscular!
Jared Leto’s version of the Joker is indisputably the one that has received the most negative reviews. The actor had however chosen the direction of a young and psychopathic Joker. His training regimen with the goal of becoming ‘scrappy’ earned him a few hours of suffering at the gym!