DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. are really getting into the home stretch for the release of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in March. When the new trailer was released in early December, a lot of rumors began flying around because there was plenty of new footage revealed. Now, new content is seemingly coming out each day and there are a couple characters that fans want more info on: Darkseid and Bizarro.
As of today, it is confirmed that Lex Luthor is a villain in the new movie, and that Doomsday is in the film, as well. In the new trailer two months ago where Doomsday was revealed. It appears Luthor was insinuating the creation of Doomsday when there was a flash of General Zod’s corpse and then he delivered a big-time line.
“If man won’t kill God…the devil will do it.”
Director Zack Snyder has said that he knows what is in the movie, and that there is “other stuff.” As The Daily Beast reported, Snyder teased fans during promotion for a Super Bowl contest in which he may have given something away, or maybe not.
“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.”
Snyder hasn’t come right out and said if he’s hinting at Doomsday or Brainiac or Bizarro or someone else entirely. In one of the new TV spots shown for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, there is a scene where Batman is in battle and there are flying creatures all over the place.
Those creatures actually look very similar to the flying minions known as Parademons, which are a favorite of Darkseid and a true enemy of the Justice League.
Another sign is one that was brought forth in an image from Empire via HitFix and it is a dream/nightmare sequence in the film. In the nightmare sequence, Batman is standing on a ledge in a post-apocalyptic world and the Omega symbol can be seen on the ground. That very symbol represents Darkseid.
In a previous trailer, Batman is bound with his hands above his head and sees Superman slam down onto the ground in front of him. Superman slowly walks up to the Dark Knight and ends up pulling his cowl off his head to reveal his identity as Bruce Wayne.
According to Movie Pilot, it’s believed that it may not be Batman having the nightmare, but it could be Wonder Woman’s dream. She could be having a nightmare about what is to come in the world, and her thoughts include Superman being controlled by Darkseid to turn the Earth into whatever he wants it to be — Apokolips, the home planet of Darkseid.
After having this vision in her mind, it is guessed that she then heads out to Gotham City and Metropolis so that both Batman and Superman can be warned.
For those not aware, Bizarro is essentially the anti-Superman and the mirror image of him. Where Superman is good, Bizarro is bad. Where Superman is smart, Bizarro is rather dumb. Bizarro is just as strong, though, and could be a huge threat to the Man of Steel and his new superhero friends.
ComicBook.com goes on to say that the creature seen in the trailer appears to be more like that of Bizarro, not Doomsday. It’s believed that Luthor actually got DNA from the corpse of Zod and used it to create the monster which is a semi-genetic alternate of Superman.
Their theory goes deeper into the thought that even though Doomsday does have a bony appearance, the look of the creature in the trailer could be Bizarro with the Kryptonian crystals sticking out of him.
It’s an interesting theory, but Snyder has already stated that Doomsday is in the film. That doesn’t mean that Bizarro may not be coming in the future, but perhaps Doomsday was created or appears via a different method. The trailer could have Luthor referencing creating Bizarro, and that’s what he is doing with Zod’s body, but it isn’t likely to be known until all is revealed in the film.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is already going to be a huge film for what it is offering in DC Comics’ “Holy Trinity” and the start of the Justice League. There is so much more coming on the horizon with Doomsday, Darkseid, Bizarro, Brainiac, and a whole host of heroes and villains that will look to be Warner Bros. answer to Disney and Marvel’s The Avengers.
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