March 10, 2016
'Batman V. Superman': Zack Snyder Talks Christian Bale In The DCEU -- LexCorp Viral Site Teasing Brainiac?

Zack Snyder's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice comic book movie is coming out this month. The director had an interview recently, talking about Christian Bale from The Dark Knight series and how he wanted to bring him on board to the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). For some people, it was hard to imagine the big screen without him as the caped crusader. Even the folks at Warner Brothers found it to be a tough pill to swallow.

Nevertheless, Snyder did want to bring him on board, not as Batman, but as someone else. A thought was tossed out about Bale coming back as a make-up aged Alfred Pennyworth. He mentioned even the studios asking about who could be brought back from the previous franchise, according to Comic Book Movie.

But, the Batman v. Superman movie would have none of that and neither would Snyder, as he considered this all now to be a "different world." That Christopher Nolan's version would struggle with Superman even being in that universe.

"In the Batman universe that Chris Nolan created, Superman would have a hard time existing."
That does make sense as the Christopher Nolan series was more ensconced in everything Batman-focused -- the lore, the villains, and the community of Gotham. Never shall the Nolan/Snyder movie versions meet. There was no Metropolis there either.

Now, the Turkish Airlines brought forth their promotions, according to Variety, bringing forth an awareness of Zack Snyder's new universe of both Metropolis and Gotham in the same twain with Batman v. Superman. The marketing and the whole universe has expanded beyond the borders of Gotham, and the battle between Zod and Kal-El made that blatantly obvious, especially when Bruce Wayne took witness to the destruction of his Wayne Enterprises building.

The Batman v. Superman movie also has its antagonist, Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg, that makes this rebooted franchise more solid. Also, there was a possible tease of what could have been a Brainiac inclusion via a Lexcorp viral site statement involving a new operating system for the world, according to Collider.

If anyone recalls from DC Comics lore, Brainiac is of a high intelligence, using human and computer vessels as proxies for his dirty work. For those unfamiliar with this character, it is rather noteworthy to find out that he was also an ally to Lex Luthor.

The Lexcorp statement seems to give a feel of bringing more human-like A.I. to a society which gives a likeness to the Skynet premise from the Terminator movies. The whole self-aware idea that's seen in so many sci-fi movies.

Could this "Lex/OS" be Brainiac's proxy to which he would wreak havoc on the world? Could Brainiac be Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice's "Skynet"?

There had been rumors going around about Brainiac being the villain for the Justice League movie, but speculation was thought to be scrapped, per Devin Faraci of Birth.Movies.Death. He spoke of Heroic Hollywood's sources.

"I trust El Mayimbe's sources, but I suspect that a lot of this stuff is scrapped now, especially as every whisper I hear about Justice League contains the word 'Brainiac.' I suspect elements of this story were cannibalized for the eventual team-up as well as BvS, whose main physical threat is, I believe, a cross between traditional Bizarro and another well-known Superman villain."
The Batman v. Superman movie cast includes a whole ensemble of characters starring the DC Trinity of Henry Cavill as Superman, Affleck as Batman, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
Other heroes of interest include Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/Flash, and Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg.

Zack Snyder's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice comic book movie comes out this month on March 25.

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