Ever since this movie was announced, we all had this feeling in the back of our minds that Batman and Superman would eventually team up. We were all wondering who the big baddy was, and there was a lot speculation as to who to would be. Some saying Bizarro, Metallo, Lex Luthor in power armor, and even Darkseid. And of course the right answer as revealed in trailer two, Doomsday.
Now since this reveal, people are wondering why not only are they using Doomsday, but changing his origin as well?
For those of you who didn't know, Doomsday was originally born on Krypton long before the Kryptonian race we all know had their dominance over the land. It was a nightmarish world, and only the strong survived. An alien by the name of Bertron released a humanoid infant onto the world, where he was promptly killed. His remains were gathered, and then used to create a stronger clone. This cycle was repeated for many years, which eventually drove it to hate all forms of life due to the pain it suffered.
Now that we have that little history lesson out of the way, let's continue. In this movie it seems that they use Zod's DNA and body to create the creature.
When talking to Empire Magazine, Zack had this to say about including him in the film:
"To go up against heroes like Batman and Superman, we wanted to introduce one of the DC Universe's most iconic and powerful villains," Snyder said, "He is essentially an unstoppable force. He poses a real threat to the world within the film."
So it looks like Zack wanted to use an enemy force so powerful, it wouldn't just take Batman or Superman to defeat it, but the both of them along with the help of Wonder Woman. Does this mean we'll see Doomsday get significantly stronger as the fight progresses? He does adapt to damage, and could wind up looking more like his comic counterpart. My only hope is that he is not some throw away villain, as he is greatly involved in a large Superman story arc, 'The Death of Superman'.
This is where Doomsday is utilized the best, being shown as really the only creature equivalent to Superman in strength.
We can only hope he returns, but stronger, so it can fulfill our wishes of Doomsday brutally killing Superman (fingers crossed).
In Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, 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.
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25th.