The last feature trailer for Batman v Superman revealed the looming threat that our bickering heroes would eventually come to face. There is no question that Warner Brothers is planning on leading up to a much bigger bad, perhaps Darkseid? Anyway, the big concern regarding the introduction of Doomsday is that the DC cinematic universe is going too big, too soon. After all all, spoiler alert, but in the comics, Doomsday is the monster that kills Superman. So why is now the right time to introduce him into the universe?
Zack Snyder recently spoke with Empire Magazine and elaborated on why he choose to incorporate one of the biggest villains from the comic books in this particular film. He was quoted saying the following:
To go up against heroes like Batman and Superman, we wanted to introduce one of the DC Universe’s most iconic and powerful villains. He is essentially an unstoppable force. He poses a real threat to the world within the film.
Not exactly the poignant description of his motives, but it does make sense. Essentially who else could possibly go up against these two titans and have it be a remotely interesting conflict. Snyder then when on to talk about Lex Luthor’s goal in the film by saying the following:
You learn pretty early on that Lex is interested in metahuman existence and that there might be some relationship between that investigation and the appearance of Diana Prince.
This is pretty interesting, as we know that Bruce Wayne does know about Diana’s amazonian background, but it would seem with these comments that Lex might also be aware of this. As teased in the trailers we see that Lex experiments with Zod’s remains which ultimately creates Doomsday, so it’s safe to say that this is not the first time Lex has experimented on these “metahumans.” These are definitely just little tidbits, and may not reveal all that much, but it is still plenty fun to speculate.
So what do you guys make of these comments? How excited are you for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Drop a comment and let us know what you think.