Here Comes A New Challenger! ‘Superman V Batman: Dawn Of Justice’ New Villain Revealed! [EXTREME SPOILERS]
With Marvel already dominating the Box Office, it’s no wonder that DC should scramble into action with its next big cross over movie, Batman V Superman-Dawn of Justice. The mere mention of the movie’s development caused untold Internet hype, tipped millions of nerds to the breaking point when Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman and has some of the more cynical among us worrying whether all this belly aching is going to be even worth it.
The movie promises to be the first step toward the first proper Justice League live action movie. According to the buzz created after the first appearance of Scaleless Doomsday McGee, fans speculate that Batman V Superman might tease into a whole lot of the DC trademark cosmology, all at once. Apparently, their suspicions were well-founded as the movie will indeed introduce another threat to the future Justice League in the form of…
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Bizarro #1. will be the other cosmic-level threat that the movie will introduce, along with Lex Luthor and Doomsday, as the next threat to the JLA. For those of you that have given up on trying to figure out Superman’s extended roster of super villains, the ‘every day is opposite day’ curmudgeon first appeared in the 68th issue of Superboy in October 1958, created by Otto Binder and George Papp. In true Golden Age fashion, Bizarro popped into being when Superboy was struck by a flavor-of-the-month “duplicate ray”, had an impromptu pow-wow with the Kid of Steel and then simply flew off to his cube-shaped Earth-like home-world which had apparently been there all along.
Hey, it was the Golden Age. You weren’t supposed to dwell on that sort of stuff all that much in the first place.
Since then, Bizarro has been written out of existence during the Crisis on infinite Earths, reappeared as a skewed version of Superman brought into being by Emperor Joker and was finally established in the current DC canon proper as a flawed clone of Superman, created by Lex Luthor (which incidentally was his origin story for the Red Son Elseworlds limited series).
Apparently, Dawn of Justice will go with the latter origin, teasing Bizarro‘s introduction during the final moments of the film. During the final act of the film, Lex Luthor will be able to harvest Superman’s DNA when he takes over General Zod‘s dead body and comes at the Man of Steel, armed with a shard of Kryptonite. This will give him the raw material to create the next flawed Krypton-grade monster, which he will then let loose upon America’s Finest Super Team.
This all sounds well and good, but let’s take a step back and consider this for a moment: Dawn Of Justice hasn’t even hit theaters and already we have some copious amounts of content leaks, all of which have pointed to a very loaded and possibly confusing movie. Don’t get us wrong; we love us some DC, but this movie seems to have too many things going on all at once. The simple act of introducing Wonder Woman, selling us on the new Batman and Lex Luthor alone should be a doozy and that’s even if the development team simply turns Doomsday into a mere placeholder.
But now we have this talk of ‘puppeteer dead space Nazi bodies’ and introducing Kyptonite and possibly having Batman playing a part in stealing Supes’ DNA and we just have to wonder: how many of these plot threads will this movie be able to resolve effectively in its (limited) runtime? Why does every bit of info we have gotten about it makes it sound like a confusing mess? Does the DC Movie Universe stand a chance in the long run?
On behalf of every DC nerd we know, we hope we are horribly, horribly wrong in our assumptions. In the meantime, lean back and enjoy some lovely trailer analysis, here is some trailer analysis candy to ease that gnawing terror in your gut.