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Zack Snyder went on the record with The Daily Beast, and had these comments to say about Doomsday.....

“I know what’s in the movie, so I know there’s other stuff. We had a long conversation about just taking ownership of that, of giving it to the audience in a controlled way that I felt was consistent with the escalation of the campaign.”

A lot of people were upset with the inclusion of Doomsday in the most recent trailer. They believe that Doomsday will not have the proper introduction in the DCEU. How much backstory in two and half hours can you give to a character who once killed Superman? Zack Snyder elaborates....

"Well, you have Doomsday, right? He doesn’t just crawl out of the ground. He has his own mythology, right? So that has to be explored. To us it really made sense to give him to the audience now. I really wanted to make the audience a promise that… though I’m super excited and happy and fulfilled by the conflict of Batman and Superman, there’s also a bigger world to start to think about"

Obviously Doomsday did not have to fight Batman and Wonder Woman in Death of Superman comic. I for one am of sick of waiting and I cannot wait for March 25, to arrive to watch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. To further elaborate on what he is saying, I do not understand how you bring in a character that massive - and say that there's a bigger threat.

This does make me worry that Doomsday's potential will be squandered in Dawn of Justice. Will Doomsday be the reason that the Justice League assembles, or will another threat arise in the same movie - and how easy will it be for the heroes to stop him? I know that they're trying to setup Brainiac, or Darkseid rather quickly - but this movie has too much riding on it to ignore what the fans want! Zack Snyder replies......

“It is constantly evolving, but we’re starting to get a handle on where we’re going with the world. That’s fun because it allows us now to be driving toward a goal that we don’t have to make up as much. The rules can be the rules, and the movie can exist in a closed universe… it allows us to tie things together. If there’s a movie over here doing this, and we’re over here doing this, now we’re all on the same page. It allows for a coherent universe, which is important. I think that makes the experience a little more satisfying because we know where we’re going, so the misdirects can be stronger and the reveals can be bigger.”

“The great thing about having Chris Terrio as the writer of this project is it’s hard to get him not to do that. It’s in his DNA. When we talk about it in mythological terms we’re always talking about, what does it mean to the world? What does it mean mythologically to us, now? What is the why of all of it?
“Those conversations are a big part of the genesis of all of the ideas. It also offers an opportunity because you have now a variety of perspectives on a single issue. That allows the conversation to be bolder and more lively in the debate, because of these varied points of view.”

I am still not convinced.....

Will Doomsday be done properly in Dawn of Justice?
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