We know what you’re probably thinking by now, “Enough already with the Batman v Superman news!” Well too bad, because this movie made $500 million dollars in 6 days, and is becoming the epitome of divisiveness in the super hero generation. Plus Zack Snyder and company keep dropping nuggets of epository knowledge surrounding the easter eggs that alluded to the greater universe. There was a lot of connective tissue in the movie, probably more so than was warranted, which caught audiences off guard. Snyder took some time out to explain, at least a couple of different set up scenes that expand on what they mean to the world moving forward, and how they might tie into Justice League, which is set to begin filming in just 2 weeks shooting for a November 2017 release.
One of the many easter egg scenes was the now famed Batman “Mad Max” dream sequence, that saw desert storm Batman venture into a decimated city in search for kryptonite only to be accosted by an army of minions doing Supermans bidding. In this scene alone we get numerous glimpses of what is to come in the universe, but right after the desert scene we get our first look at The Flash, apparently breaking the multiverse and warning Bruce that he was right about “him” and that Lois Lane is the key. Snyder went on the Empire podcast recently and commented on Flash and the dream sequence.
“Let’s just say this, I think it’s OK to look at the extended dream sequence as an impressionistic view of a possible future. And that’s not hard to—I mean that’s in the sequence; I’m not spoiling anything or making up anything that you should see. So the connection with The Flash part of that sequence, you can speculate whether he’s coming from that reality or another one. That’s the fun stuff to try and figure out exactly what Flash is saying to Bruce and what it means. We know, so we’re not making it up.”
Producer Deborah Snyder has recently revealed that the Flash sequence was thought of while Snyder was outlined Justice League, and was not in the original script, but rather added well into production to give fans a fun peek into the future. Surely we will get a lot more answers when Justice League comes out, maybe even seeing that same scene from the Flash’s point of view.
The other part of the dream sequence was dripping with Darkseid references. When Batman first steps out and looks over the destroyed city we see a massive Omega symbol imbedded in the ashes, which for those that do not know, is the symbol of Darkseid. We also see the Parademon army of Darkseid’s, which were those bug like creatures in the sequence. When Snyder was questioned about what role Darkseid would play, he was careful not to reveal much but did have this to say about his source of power.
“I mean, maybe he exists out in the universe somewhere? He’s looking for something? Something that’s against life?”
So obviously he is referring to the “Anti-life Equation.” Darkseid has many instruments from he uses to rule, but the major one is this equation which gives him the power to control the thoughts and emotions of all sentient beings. This may explain why Superman is so evil in the dream sequence, maybe Darkseid is controlling him? There are certainly more questions than answers at this point, but it’s clear Snyder’s motive was to set up the cinematic universe, and implement elements into this movie that were never meant to make sense until we receive the needed context in the impending future team up films.
So what do you guys think of Snyder’s comments? Are you excited for Justice League? Drop a comment and let us know what you think.