Director of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Zack Snyder has been working hard on the DC Entertainment comic book movie, and there had been a juggling of rumors going around about what villains could be possible in the DC Cinematic Universe. In an interview with Snyder, there he teased something about how in the Justice League movie there could “maybe” be a “bigger enemy to fight,” according to Screen Rant.
“We’re working on Justice League right now, right? In a weird way, Justice League is the next step for these characters to form a bigger team. Maybe there’s a bigger enemy to fight.”
Batman v. Superman should launch into the next montage of multiple superhero films. There had been rumors going around in the past about Brainiac being in the Justice League movie, and this was through a YouTube channel podcast of Meet The Movie Press, speaking of sources via Latino-Review’s Umberto Gonzalez, a.k.a. El Mayimbe, back in October of 2014. Screen Rant transcribed the statement.
“I’m told the set up is in Batman V Superman. The rumor is that Brainiac is going to be the bad guy in Justice League. And the set up of it is cool: remember how the Kryptonian beacon that Clark set off brought Zod to Earth? Brainiac heard it as well. That’s what I’m hearing … Basically Brainiac is going to be set up somehow at the end of Batman V Superman, from what I’m hearing, and then it goes into Justice League.”
Snyder’s Batman v. Superman is open to speculation on what kind of major villains that would need a team to oppose. Considering that Brainiac is a major foe in the DC Comics world, it would stand to reason it would take a team of superheros to take on this formidable adversary. Of course, Darkseid is a force to be reckoned with, and probably considered DC’s version of Marvel Comic’s Thanos. This brings to mind what kind of comic book storyline would inspire Snyder to get his creative juices flowing, just as Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns inspired Dawn of Justice.
In retrospect, movie rumors involving the Justice League movie were reported on Film School Rejects gave way to Snyder possibly using the Darkseid Rising storyline as an inspiration for the movie. This was a rumor that dated back to December of 2012, and it was said that Gangster Squad’s Will Beall would “draw” from 80s event, but Beall’s script was later canned due to the lack of quality and, according to Collider, touted sources stating as such.
“Apparently each of his sources claim that the script is ‘terrible,’ with some even saying that the quality of the screenplay is the reason why WB has been unable to land a good director (this isn’t hard to believe seeing as how Beall’s script for Gangster Sqaud was quite disappointing).”
Batman v. Superman is not without its rumors. For one, it was thought that Doomsday could be instead Bizarro, based on the methods used to genetically create a villain from General Zod’s dead body. This speculative notion was likely ascertained due to similar villain creation methods, one of which was incorporated by Lex Luthor’s science team, according to Inquisitr.
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Compared to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Entertainment is going along the lines of a more darker, grittier tone. As seen in the Batman v. Superman trailer, there is a degree of seriousness to it that’s quite apparent on the horrified face of Bruce Wayne. Another fascinating thing about the trailer is this is where it connects the two Batman v. Superman heroes together insomuch that now Batman feels the need to be involved.
The Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie is scheduled for release come March 25, and the two-part Justice League movies are coming out in 2017 and 2019.
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