Batman v Superman: Why Doomsday Was Spoiled


Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder gives his reasoning for revealing Doomsday in the latest trailer rather than keeping him a secret

The latest Batman v Superman trailer showed us a lot more. Maybe a little too much in fact. I mean, it at least by all appearances seems to reveal not only the major beats of the plot, but also who the major villain was in Doomsday. But Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder thinks it was the right decision, and he explains why.

"To us it really made sense to give [Doomsday] to the audience now. I really wanted to make the audience a promise that–though I’m super excited and happy and fulfilled by the conflict of Batman and Superman–there’s also a bigger world to start to think about.We had a long conversation about just taking ownership of that, of giving it to the audience in a controlled way that I felt was consistent with the escalation of the campaign."

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Well, maybe it makes sense to Snyder, but I still feel like this trailer gave away far too much. I’m also fairly sure the announcement of DC movies for the next several years, at least two of them featuring Batman and Superman fighting alongside each other on a team of superheroes would give audiences every indication that there is a larger movie universe to think about. That and a movie where two heroes just beat the hell out of each other with no other story is more akin to fan films on the internet that are at most 20 minutes long and don’t need to sustain a movie that’s reportedly two and a half hours long.

Granted, it’s been hinted that there’s more than just Doomsday (i.e. quite possibly Lex Luthor in his own power suit), but that doesn’t mean you reveal him. Hopefully there’s something more to the story, we’ll find out for sure when Batman v Superman opens March 25th.

h/t Gamespot