Take heed: You there, intrepid traveller. This here post may contain spoilers for who or what 'Batman V Superman's' villainous villain may be. So tread carefully, and may Athena guide you on your way...
D'you remember that bit in the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer where Wonder Woman is doing battle with some unseen baddie? Do you? Do you remember? Well lets refresh your memory with the trailer:
Rumors regarding that very scene have begun spinning themselves into a fury, speculating as to who or what it could be that would be brave enough to enter battle with the Amazonian ultra-woman. Well, according to El Mayimbe over at HH, that wonderful woman is unfortunate enough to be locked in battle with Doomsday.
Yes, the slayer of Superman from the 90s arc, ironically titled, Death of Superman, may be making his/its cinematic debut in BvS which is very exciting news.
It's possible that this battle will be the first time we get to see Diana Prince in action, and HH's description of some of the fight is spine tinglingly badass:
During the fight with Doomsday, Wonder Woman draws that awesome sword of hers, swings it at Doomsday and manages to chop off the hand of the beast!…
Wonder Woman is badass and got skills but don’t count Doomsday out! He is still in the fight!
Complications ensue because a BONE BLADE grows back where Doomsday’s hand used to be! In screenwriting that’s called a reversal. Now Doomsday got a blade of his own.
What happens next?
Who Is Doomsday?
Doomsday was born on a prehistoric and hellish Krypton, riddled with hostile creatures and environments where only the toughest being could prosper. With the desire to create the perfect living being, a crazed scientist named Bertron released a test tube born infant onto the planet's surface in order to kick start an evolutionary process.
Each time the child died due to the harsh environment or being murdered by one of Krypton's severely pissed off creatures, Bertron and his cronies would scoop up what was left, and then clone a newer, more powerful version of the last being.
The process was repeated over a matter of decades, and with each clone Doomsday's resentment grew larger, even bonding with his cells to create a muscle memory of pure, unbridled hatred.
After reaching its most powerful form, at the time, Doomsday killed its creator and then set off on a destructive voyage around the galaxy, eventually arriving on Earth, where it would take down the Justice League with one hand tied behind its back, and dead up the Man of Steel in quite brutal fashion.
How Will Doomsday Work On Screen?
Obviously seeing Doomsday's origin on Krypton on the screen would be absolutely incredible, but rumor surrounding the creation of this deadly being is seemingly centered on some foul play at the hands of, who else but, Lex Luthor.
I think it's safe to assume that Luthor, and his infinite influence, will get his hands on Zod's corpse and use his Kryptonian DNA to create some kind of Superman killing Frankenmonster - a.k.a. Doomsday!
Which could amount to a fantastic ending battle, as the brains of Batman, the God-like abilities of Superman and Wonder Woman's warrior badassery will have to gel in order to take this big f**ker down.
What do you think?
This is all very exciting, but Snyder and co. must be walking the tightest of tightropes to not make this cinematic event turn into another Spider-Man 3. And here's hoping it doesn't!