Zack Snyder talks Doomsday, Lex Luthor, and Wonder Woman
With just two months left until Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice drops in theaters, fans are closer than ever to seeing DC powerhouses Doomsday and Wonder Woman in live action on the big screen for the first time in DC’s history. Pretty awesome, right?
Well, director Zack Snyder sat down with Empire Magazine (check out the Omega symbol – Darksied’s calling card – also teased within the article) and explaines why he chose Doomsday for his film, and didn’t save him for a Man of Steel sequel, along with how Lex Luthor and Wonder Woman are related within the movie.
On Doomsday, Snyder had this to say:
“To go up against heroes like Batman and Superman, we wanted to introduce one of the DC Universe’s most iconic and powerful villains. He is essentially an unstoppable force. He poses a real threat to the world within the film.”
So it looks as if Doomsday was chosen more or less to balance out Lex’s scrawny physique by being the “unstoppable force” the film needs to keep the action going. Now before you go and say it’s a shame Doomsday won’t be in a Superman movie, more namely one based on the, Death of Superman story which Doomsday is most famous for, make sure you keep in mind that traditionally Doomsday has taken many forms during his villainous evolution. Just because he is in this movie doesn’t mean he won’t came back with extra force in the future. Also, look at this Doomsday – while he resembles the character from the comics, he truly does look like an un-evolved form of his source counterpart at this point.
Snyder then went on to talk Lex Luthor and Wonder Woman, and how they are related within the film:
“You learn pretty early on that Lex is interested in metahuman existence, and that there might be some relationship between that investigation and the appearance of Diana Prince.”
It was rumored last year that Wonder Woman comes into play when Luthor goes out of his way to investigate her for her metahuman abilities, and this article seemingly confirms those early rumors. Luthor is obsessed with people that have abilities, and Wonder Woman has some of the most spectacular powers in the DC Universe, right up there with the Big Blue Boy Scout himself. She makes an obvious side target for Superman’s arch-nemesis, being similar in power and caliber to the main man.
Well, there you have it. Are you counting down the days? Because I sure as hell am along with rest of the Comic Book Universe staff, and each day I am getting more and more excited for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, flying into theaters on March 25th. Don’t miss it! Not like I need to tell you that…
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