Larger Threat Than Doomsday Teased For Batman V. Superman


For those of you that criticized the latest Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer for showing too much, production designer Patrick Tatopoulos assures that the film has a lot of tricks still up its sleeve.

Many of the complaints fell upon the reveal of Doomsday -- who made his debut in 1992's "The Death of Superman" story arc -- as it is clearly shown that Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) gains custody of Zod's (Michael Shannon) body and somehow transforms his corpse into the menacing creature that unites Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). But apparently, there is much more to Doomsday's story than what we saw, so far.

"We are able to tell a story in a fresh way," Tatopoulos told Premiere, the French entertainment magazine. "Doomsday is an evolution essentially. Fans may be aware of 'The Death of Superman' story, but this is handled in such a new way."

"When the film is called Batman v or versus Superman, it really has a lot of levels to the meaning. Superman isn't just killed off at the end of something," he explained. "We see how he evolves as part of Lex's plan to protect the world. Seeing the Superman we know, be gone, and then replaced with this reproduction is really going to make fans think of how we look at these super beings. It was especially interesting to figure out, how would you create Superman from Zod... then how would that evolve into Doomsday."

"Doomsday isn't just the final act," Tatopoulos promised. He goes on to say that there's actually a "larger threat" in the film and fans will be very surprised by the "timeframe of how things fall into place." Could that mean Darkseid will appear in Batman v Superman? We'll find in three long months!

In Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.

(via cbm)


Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.