In just two months, comic book fans will be treated to the first multi-superhero title this year with “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” In that short amount of time, people at DC Comics and Warner Bros. are definitely pushing the pedal to the metal in terms of their marketing strategy to lure many viewers to the cinemas once the film drops in March.
In the last couple of days, multiple teasers and video clips were released in celebration of the upcoming movie and in one sequence, fans were thrilled to find out that Doomsday will be in the movie.
Now, the movie has been banking on the legendary matchup between Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck’s Batman, but fans have safely assumed that in the middle of their contradicting ideals, the two superheroes will eventually come together and be joined by Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)
In a special cover story for the movie, Empire, as reported by Comic Book Movie sat down with director Zack Snyder, where he explained the decision to utilize Doomsday in the opening movie of a planned anthology.
“To go up against heroes like Batman and Superman, we wanted to introduce one of the DC Universe’s most iconic and powerful villains. He is essentially an unstoppable force. He poses a real threat to the world within the film,” the 49-year-old director said.
Snyder was arguably being vague about the super villain’s capabilities as well as his fate in the movie. It is very possible that he survives and appears in the latter movies for a more sturdy storyline foundation.
The official synopsis of the movie reads, “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.”