With Comic-Con finally arriving in San Diego, fans cannot wait to see what surprises and news awaits them. But one of the most anticipated titles appearing at the SDCC is [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870). With so many rumors circulating the internet and so many questions left unanswered, it's sure to be one of the biggest reveals at the SDCC. But with every answer comes two more questions, so before all the reveals leak, let's see what we can hope to find out.
1. Who is Scoot McNairy playing?
It's been a mystery for months now as to who Scoot will actually be portraying in the film. With rumors running rampant from Jimmy Olsen to Doomsday to Metallo, fans heads are spinning. While all three of these characters would be possible, the best argument is that he is playing Blue Beetle. The green socks on set are a big key, as they are most likely used for CGI. This would lead us to believe he'll be playing Ted Kord, AKA the Blue Beetle. Kord lost his legs in the comics, but there's more backing up the Blue Beetle than just that. To read the full article, click here https://moviepilot.com/posts/2015/07/09/is-scoot-mcnairy-blue-beetle-in-batman-vs-superman-dawn-of-justice-3369241.
2. Will we get a Green Lantern announcement?
Unfortunately, probably not. Tyrese Gibson did post a fan art pic of himself as the lantern, with the caption "rumor has it", but with the Green Lantern movie not set to release until 2020, it's highly unlikely we'll see him any time before Justice League Part One at best. But, that doesn't mean it's completely out of the question; Chris Pine has also been rumored to be up for the Hal Jordan version of the Lantern, and one thing we've learned is that secrets always find their way to internet before producers want them to. Should Pine get the part, we may just see some more hints coming our way before the official announcement is released.
3. What other villains can we expect?
This is probably what has me most excited about the SDCC, along with many other fans. We know Lex Luthor is one of our antagonist, but the plot synopsis released for the film. Take a look for yourselves below:
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.
As you can see, Lex is not the only villain we can expect to see in the film. Who can we expect?
For starters, we can expect to see General Zod (or his dead body at least) somehow in the film, as his actor Michael Shannon was caught on set of the film during production. This is huge, because it actually may be subliminally addressing a rumor we've been hearing for some time now. That's right folks, Doomsday. Now, you're probably thinking....what? This doesn't address Doomsday! But, it really might. Let's think for a second.
Doomsday is an artificial weapon that was originally created on Krypton. Using the cells of the strongest Kryptonians, this nameless beast was created with only one purpose; to kill Superman (he was later named Doomsday by Booster Gold, which also adds more validity to the Blue Beetle theory, but I digress). Now, we know Lex Luthor has the capacity, both fiscally and scientifically speaking, to create a weapon like Doomsday, especially if he the corpse of Zod. But, why would he? Well, aside from his obsession with power and hatred for Superman, he may not be acting alone. In fact, he may not even be thinking alone, which leads us to our next villain:
Yes, I said it. Not only may we get a glimpse of the iconic villain Braniac, but we may be misled on the main villain entirely. Braniac is the extraterrestrial android/super computer that will become one of the greatest threats Superman will face, as well as the Justice League. Originally created on Krypton, he is responsible for the destruction of Kandor (the city where Clark's biological parents died in 'Man of Steel'). But if he was on Kandor, how could he make it off the planet? The answer is actually quite simple; Zod's ship.
Zod displayed a heavy reliance on technology during 'Man of Steel', relying on it so much that, when Clark broke through his helmet, the yellow sun nearly did him in. While they could theoretically bring Braniac in with just about any plot, this makes the most sense in my eyes. It would also explain why Braniac would use Zod, and where Lex would get the knowledge of Kryptonian genetics to even make such a weapon like Doomsday possible. Fans of the comics will resonate with this theory, as Lex Luthor and Braniac have a history going back as long as we can remember. Still think this is erroneous? I have one more factor you have to consider before judgement is made:
Batman is fighting Superman - does no one else think that this is strange? Sure, the two have opposing ideals on what it means to be a hero, but they both have fought valiantly to save Earth from destruction. If Braniac was on Earth using Lex Luthor to build a super weapon like Doomsday, he'd need a distraction for all of Earth's heroes. What better distraction then each other? If he's lucky, maybe they'll even wipe each other out in battle, right? This is the biggest hint in my opinion, for Braniac is the master manipulator of heroes and villains alike.
Well, there you have it. With so many possibilities awaiting us and so many questions left unanswered, the San Diego Comic-Con is going to be huge for 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', in theaters across the USA March 25, 2015.