When the latest ‘Batman V Superman: The Dawn of Justice’ trailer came out, fans were divided in their responses to the plot-heavy trailer, those against what they saw complaining especially loud about the way Lex Luthor is being portrayed and about the spoilery reveal of Doomsday being one of the villains in the film. While it should be noted that some fans were stoked about what they saw, there were many who found dozens of things to nitpick about, including how much WB/DC is giving away in the trailer. If Doomsday is such a major plot point, they argue, he should have been left as a surprise.
However, according to the film’s production designer, Patrick Tatopoulos, Warner Bros is actually keeping a lot more under wraps than we are giving them credit for. In a recent interview in the French magazine ‘Premiere,’ Tatopoulos spoke on the subject of Doomsday, the overall narrative involving Superman, and how Luthor comes into play. Bear in mind, this quote is translated from the French source, so it might not be 100% accurate:
“We are able to tell a story in a fresh way. Doomsday is an evolution essentially. Fans may be aware of the death of Superman story, but this is handled in such a new way.
“When the film is called Batman v or versus Superman, it really has a lot of levels to the meaning. Superman isn’t just killed off at the end of something. We see how he evolves as part of Lex’s plan to protect the world. Seeing the Superman we know, be gone, and then replaced with this reproduction is really going to make fans think of how we look at these super beings. It was especially interesting to figure out, how would you create Superman from Zod… then how would that evolve into Doomsday.”
He also makes one last teaser filled statement, where he claims:
“Doomsday isn’t just the final act.”
Most interesting here are his words talking about seeing “the Superman we know, be gone, and then replaced with this reproduction,” which to me seems to hint that maybe Doomsday, at first, is a kind of Superman clone, grown by Lex Luthor using the remains of Zod. Meaning that after Lex somehow manages to incapacitate Superman, he replaces him with the clone. Meaning that Batman’s beef is actually with the clone, who is in league with Lex, which makes way more sense. And of course, when the clone goes rogue and become Doomsday, Superman will return to help in the fight.
Of course, there are just my theories, but to me at least, they make the most sense based on the statement by Tatopoulos. What are your thoughts on the man’s comments? Share your opinions and theories below!
Source: Screen Rant