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Will Batman V Superman Have A Bigger Threat Than Doomsday?

UPDATE: Premiere France is calling into question the fact that the interview with production designer Patrick Tatopoulos took place in their publication. They shared the following Tweet asking if the interview in fact ran on their outlet:

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CosmicBook News is standing by the material they claim to have received, but it seems dubious. For now, take this with a grain of salt.

EARLIER: The most recent trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice had some pretty cool stuff to see, but it also had a number of problems. Primary among these was the fact that it showed off a lot. It gave us the major reveal of Doomsday as a villain as well showing Wonder Woman joining the fight against him. It appeared that we pretty much got the entire plot of the movie laid out in the single trailer. So now we can all just skip it, right? Not so fast. The film’s production designer Patrick Tatopoulos says there’s actually a lot more to the movie then we’ve seen.

You could pretty much write the entire plot summary from the trailer. Batman doesn’t trust Superman. Neither does Lex Luthor. Luthor aims Batman like a weapon toward the Man of Steel to take him down. When that doesn’t work, he uses the body of General Zod to create a new monster, Doomsday. Batman and Superman unite against enemy and right when it looks like that won’t be enough, enter Wonder Woman. Then the three pillars of the DC universe unite to take down the bad guy. End of film. It’s all there in the trailer, every scene, every beat, every moment. While it still looks like all of the above scenes do happen in the movie, it now looks like they may all happen much faster than we thought. In an interview with France’s Premiere magazine (via Cosmic Book News), the film’s production designer says there’s more to come after we meet Doomsday.

Doomsday isn't just the final act.

Apparently there will actually be an even larger threat in the film following Doomsday. This is a bit of a wild idea as there are few threats in the DC comic book universe bigger than the guy who literally beat Superman to death. Of course, for some the fact that we meet Doomsday at all, or at least in this way, is questionable on its own. While the Death of Superman comic is fairly well known, at least by name, even to non-comic book fans, the film’s version of the story will not be the same. Patrick Tatopoulos says that this will be a new story, not simply a retelling of the comic book.

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.

So apparently, we haven’t seen the entire movie in the trailer. On the one hand, that’s good, but now it raises the question, what are they going to do next? Once you have Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman staring down Doomsday, how do you possibly ratchet up the tension? What do you guys think?

Dirk Libbey

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