Okay so I have recently heard news that (and in case it wasn't obvious HUGE SPOILERS if I'm right. You've been warned.) a certain key character will be dead at the beginning of Batman vs Superman. The character in question would be the fan favorite Jim Gordon last played by Gary Oldman in the Dark Knight trilogy.
Now if this is true then it's a WAY bigger story then most people seem to realize. A lot of the articles I have read (all of which were very well done) seem to take this news as "Oh that's to bad" and miss the bigger picture all together. What do I mean? Well let's think about the movie and try to figure out how his death would fit in. What's [Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice](movie:711870) about?
I mean it's in the name "Batman vs Superman". And while there's some speculation that the movie is just one big Justice League set up, (which is a article for another time) if they're doing the movie right. it'll be about... well Batman vs Superman. The focus of the movie will (or at least should) be about these to iconic titans battling it out to the pain (ten points to whoever get's that reference.)
But what does this all have to do with Jim Gordon possibly being dead? Well as it often happens in today's culture, it all comes back to Batman. Why does Batman, who is said to be older, grizzled, and retired at this point, come back? Why does he have a desire to fight superman? (It's not going to be the other way around mark my words.) This movie is rumored to be based off of Frank Millers "The Dark Knight Returns" comics (or graphic novel) and in it Batman comes out of retirement to fight a gang called the mutants.
That's all well and good, and would fit in perfectly if this was a Batman stand alone movie. But it's not. The movie is about Batman and Superman together, so it doesn't make sense for the Mutants to be a major part of it. So why would Batman want to come out of retirement? Just to pound Supes for the heck of it? No, something ticked him off, something made Batman mad enough to come back.
This is where Jim Gordon comes in. Think about it, what if Jim Gordon happened to be in Metropolis at the time of it's destruction in "Man of Steel"? We know from set pictures that Bruce Wayne was revealed to be there, so it's not unlikely that Jim Gordon would be too (especially if Gordon knows that Wayne is Batman like in the Dark Knight Returns.) What if the wanton destruction caused by Superman and Zod... killed Jim Gordon.
This would give Batman not only reason to come out of retirement, but also to go after the super powered maniac that killed his best friend. I mean it's Batman, he wouldn't trust anyone else to do it. So maybe this is what sets the whole movie in motion. Batman would see Superman as a threat and a murder, while Supes would see Batman as a crazy person in a bat costume coming after. One fight and a clarifying talk later and they're super friends ready for the Justice League movie WB seems so eager to shove down our throats (as I said an article for another time.) So what do you guys think? Does this make sense or am I crazy? Comment below let me know.