December 27, 2015
Batman V. Superman: Villain Is Bizarro And Not Doomsday Or A Lex Luthor Genetic Mash-up Of Both? [Rumors]

Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is not without its theories in a report by Cinema Blend regarding the speculated Doomsday villain in the Warner Brothers movie trailer. Given the features of the beast seen in action, his grey-ish complexion and bone-like extrusions may lead one to believe he is Doomsday. But now there's another theory.

The Dawn of Justice villain seen in the move trailer seems to have the "feel" of Bizarro instead. If one reaches deep into DC Comics lore, the process by which they were both brought into existence was due to a laboratory experiment. In Bizarro's case, it was by the hands of Lex Luthor himself.

Even further into comic book history during the Pre-crisis Bizarro period was General Zod, who created duplicates of himself to take over planet Krypton. This led to Zod's exile into the Phantom Zone for punishment. Keep in mind, it was a non-Kryptonian alien named Bertron that created Doomsday.

Superman was cloned by Lex Luthor just after the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" event occurred. Apparently he had attempted to make a clone of the Kryptonian and wound up with a botched copy. This was mainly due to Luthor not having knowledge of Kryptonian anatomy and working as though he were cloning a human. So it looks like he had no alien genetic schematic from which to derive an accurate clone. This resulted in the naming of the "bizarre" copy.

In the Batman v. Superman movie trailer and with the aforementioned origins, the pendulum of thought may swing the other direction on who the villain seen in the clip actually may be. But Cinema Blend figures that, with General Zod's dead body acquired by Lexcorp via the mobile container, there seems to be a similar parallel that could be drawn with Lex performing his DNA experiments.

With the comparison, Doomsday was created via a Kryptonian experiment and Bizarro via Lex Luthor's experimental team in comic book origin stories. The latter seems to be more in line with the footage seen in the Dawn of Justice movie trailer.

In the Death of Superman comic book, published in 1992, Doomsday was created on Krypton and rocketed to Earth. It was Lex Luthor's team of scientists that unfortunately found and released the beast, according to a "direct-to-DVD adaptation" of Superman: Doomsday, according to Comic Book.

It was also speculated at Cinema Blend that the movie version could entail a genetic mash-up of both the Pre-Crisis and Post-Crisis laboratory cloning events. It is not uncommon in Hollywood for the movie versions to have altered from the written publication. This seems to give credence to the old adage that the movie is never as good as the book. Could this be yet another of Hollywood's classic misdirections in promotional materials to cause fans and audiences to produce more rumors, questions, and speculations?

It was theorized in the Batman v. Superman trailer that the nodules on his body were unusually small, and with that comes the possibility of that effect being a substitute from the "crystalline look" of Bizarro's appearance, according to Comic Book.

The Zack Snyder-directed and David S. Goyer-written Warner Brothers movie stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Rumored to play Barbara Gordon is Hunger Games' Gena Malone, and also rumored to play The Flash/Barry Allen is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them's Ezra Miller. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice debuts March 25, 2016.

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