Was That Apokolips In Batman V Superman?


WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

During the much-anticipated "Knightmare" sequence in this week's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman looked out over a scorched landscape, surrounded by death and chaos.

Where was he?

Well, it's hard to say. Certainly the implication, from the groups of humans working both with Batman and for a despotic Superman, is that it's Earth. A shattered cityscape in the distance isn't recognizable, but it looks fairly human and it seemed to me like it could have been a worst-case scenario of what would happen to Earth after an invasion from powerful aliens.

Powerful aliens, like Darkseid. The lord of Apokolips wasn't seen in the film, but certainly his influence was felt, with a Mother Box in the film and also Parademons in the Knightmare sequence.

Also, what appears to be the fire pits of Apokolips in the background.

Since Batman went undercover on Apokolips to help figure out Darkseid's weaknesses in the Justice League; Origin storyline from the New 52, it's easy enough to assume that someplace with firepits, Batman in that odd desert get-up and Parademons might not actually be a destroyed and scorched Earth...but Apokolips itself.

If there's one thing that makes me think it's an Earth thing, though, it's the color palette. Batman V Superman isn't exactly a bright movie, and Darkseid's Apokolips is one of the darkest places in the DC Universe. So if I had to guess? This isn't Apokolips, but a worst-case scenario for Earth.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments below.

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    • CB144080
    • 1 Posts in 6 Months

    It's definitely earth, I noticed on my second viewing that when he comes out of the bunker at the start of the sequence, you can actually see Wayne manor ruins in the background.

    • cor2879
    • 333 Posts in 20 Months

    I think it's Earth, conquered and remade in Apokolips' image as Darkseid has often tried to do this to Earth in the past.

    • _L0Bo_
    • 3197 Posts in 23 Months

    How can that be Apokolips?? Its obviously Earth, probably Gotham in the far future, how do people even think such a thing or is it just bait to click on the article? Well it worked! : D

  1. It's Earth. It's similar to what happened to Earth-2 in the New 52. Apokolips consumed it.

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