Joker And The Riddler Were Almost In Batman V Superman

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(Photo: Warner Bros/Jim Viscardi)

The upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice might already seem crowded to some fans, but it almost got a little more populated. 

Talking with Collider, director Zack Snyder opens up about how Batman's Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker, and the Prince of Puzzles, the Riddler, almost made it into the movie. With Batman already plotting on how to take down Superman and Lex Luthor trying to do the same, as well Wonder Woman and Aquaman showing up and rumors report Green Lantern, Cyborg, and Will Magnus, it would have definitely been a loaded movie. 

Snyder explains his reasoning, and it's simple enough: he kept the focus on Batman and Superman. 

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With Joker showing up in Suicide Squad, would his presence have messed up the timeline of things? It looks that Riddler gets a mild nod in one of the first trailers, so we know he's around at least. Having not seen the finished movie, whether or not the two rogues would have added or cluttered the product is uncertain. 

Would you have liked to see Batman square off with some of his most famous villains in between trying to defeat Superman? Do you want to save them for the reported Batman standalone movies? Let us know! 

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3 Comments

    • _L0Bo_
    • 3197 Posts in 20 Months

    I'd of preferred Joker than some knock off Zod clone Doomsday that they should have kept later on for a huge Death of Superman movie! Joker and Lex would have been perfect in BVS.... still, looking forward seeing Joker in Suicide Squad,

    • RJW
    • 401 Posts in 17 Months

    _L0Bo_ said ... (original post)

    I'd of preferred Joker than some knock off Zod clone Doomsday that they should have kept later on for a huge Death of Superman movie! Joker and Lex would have been perfect in BVS.... still, looking forward seeing Joker in Suicide Squad,

    Get over the Doomsday thing. He's not even really a character as much as he is a giant plot device. He was created purely to kill Superman so Lois and Clark's wedding could coincide with a TV show.

    • psalm51
    • 182 Posts in 15 Months

    so what i get from this is that the Riddler is on the table for future stories. They can do a serious Riddler villain story that showcases the world's greatest detective's skills. Something far far away from Jim Carey's version.

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