Guys we all know that Lex Luthor is the main antagonist in [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870) and that he's going to be the mastermind who will plan and manipulate everything to achieve his twisted, dark agenda... but recently I have come across a series of GIFs that perfectly sums up his manipulative nature and how he might manipulate Bruce Wayne and the general population in the movie.
Check it out...
Quite magical isn't it? But, make no mistake, Batman isn't a mindless thug and he wouldn't believe Luthor's words so easily either, so there must be a personal stake for the Dark Knight himself.
There should be other reasons as well behind the 'why' of this battle and I hope Zack Snyder has a pretty strong reason behind it, because he generally goes deep into showing and proving the 'why' of his take on everything he does in his movies.
But the basic thing is, Lex Luthor is going to play a lot of mind games in this movie and the GIF series above is just an unofficial and quick little tease to his true evil genius.
The greater threat that is going to put mankind in a more risky situation than it has ever known
So for the starters here's the official synopsis of this movie.
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.
So what is going to be that greater threat, Devin Faraci of Birth. Movies. Death and Umberto "The El Mayimbe" Gonzalez" of Heroic Hollywood along with other people, firmly believe that the secondary villain of this movie is going to be Doomsday. The frequency of this rumor might make it almost believable for some and it also makes sense given that Doomsday cannot be used in any of the other announced DC movies coming up but I have a different theory of mine so here me out.
In January this year I theorized that Lex Luthor would create something else entirely to take down Superman and it is not going to be Doomsday.
I believe that Lex Luthor is going to build robots and weapons based on Kryptonian technology gathered from the destroyed World Engine from Indian Ocean, Zod's Armor (which he discarded on top of Lex Corp construction site) and the Scout Ship used by Zod as well and these robots could be powered with Kryptonite.
You might ask how this might work out, the answer is pretty simple, Lex Luthor would develop this army in an extremely secretive way and unleash this army as an elaborate hoax of Kryptonians invading Earth again. This has happened in comics before in 'Superman Birthright' to be precise and it worked out amazingly because Lex Luthor had his own and highly manipulated evidences and information to prove that this is indeed a Kryptonian invasion and it's also extremely difficult to track this hoax back to Lex Luthor, so yeah this is entirely possible, so here are a few scans from Superman Birthright to get an idea of how this might be executed.
This is also a threat which is big and challenging enough to unite Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman together to save the day, and doesn't need extra screen time and character development to establish a secondary villain as it puts the entire focus on Lex Luthor himself not to forget that this would also put Superman in an extremely questionable situation in front of world population as some might still have the question of "Is he answering any higher up kryptonian and is he just a spy from their side"
wrapping it up
So guys what do think about the GIF series above and this secondary villain theory of mine, please do let me know in the comment section below.