Attack of the Fanboy

First Batman v Superman Story Details Hint At Doomsday

by Dean James


The 2015 summer movie season is in full swing with major releases like Avengers: Age of Ultron already out and Jurassic World opening in only a few days. While there are plenty of movies still to come, 2015 overall pales in comparison to the lineup we’ll have in 2016 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is going to be one of the first blockbusters to arrive next year. Now, the first official story details from the movie have surfaced, via the 2015 Las Vegas Licensing Expo.

Based on the title of Batman v Superman, we obviously knew that the two were going to come to blows at some point in the movie. The synopsis itself details this a little by seemingly explaining which of the two goes after the other in the film.

“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.”

The most intriguing part of this whole synopsis for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the mention of a “new threat,” which can be taken a few different ways. It obviously could just mean Lex Luthor, but he will likely be more of the puppet master in the film by pitting Batman and Superman up against one another.

That would leave the much rumored Doomsday as the other possibility for this “new threat.” Reports surfaced last month that Doomsday would in fact be the major villain in the movie, giving Superman a physical threat besides that of Batman. Lex Luthor could always have his battle armor, but it would make more sense to see that come in a future movie with him staying out of the battlefield for now.

San Diego Comic Con is bound to bring us plenty more information and likely a new trailer of some sort next month, so maybe we’ll get confirmation on if Doomsday is in fact included or not. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released on March 25, 2016.

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