Batman V Superman: Moving Picture Company Wraps On VFX

facebooktwitterreddit first got wind of the completion of visual effects work for the highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice via the Instagram feed of Sean Ray, an employee of the company.

However, the most revealing news of this is that a heavily rumored character will actually not be appearing in the film.  In a quick exchange via the comments with his followers, Ray revealed that Doomsday doesn’t show up in the 2016 blockbuster.  Now, this news would be a 100% confirmation if the following were presumed to be true:

  • Moving Picture Company is the only one doing VFX work for the film.
  • Doomsday will only be in CGI form.
  • Sean Ray worked on all pieces of VFX, or knew people who worked on all of it.

If this is true, I’m actually quite excited.  Ever since the rumors — of which I took with a heavy grain of salt — appeared, I thought that it would be too early to have Doomsday enter the DC Extended Universe.  To add to that, I also didn’t like the rumored speculation that Doomsday was somehow created by Lex Luthor’s … ahem … Lex Luthor, Jr.’s experimenting on General Zod’s corpse.  Doomsday should come when the DCEU is ready for a death of Superman storyline.  Plus, the only way to do the character justice is to stay true to the comics and tie it back to his origin and history on Krypton.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Official Synopsis: 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.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has a United States release date of March 25, 2016.  It will be directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio from a story by David Goyer and Zack Snyder, and will star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves, Holly Hunter as a United States Senator, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone / Cyborg, and Callan Mulvey, Scoot McNairy, and Jena Malone in unspecified roles.

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