Heavy on the spoilers! You have been warned...
Having spent the last several hours scouring the darkest corners of the Internet for Batman V Superman spoilers — entering some dark caves and seeing some stuff I never wanted to see (looking at you, 4chan) — I came across a few interesting tidbits about the movie from somebody who claims to have seen it.
As always with advanced reviews and spoiler leaks from anonymous people behind keyboards, you might want to pour a few cornflakes on your salt, but either way it's always fun to speculate, right? So without further ado, here's a mini roundup of the latest spoilers for Dawn Of Justice.
A Trinity Of Fight Scenes
According to Redditor BatmanVSupermanThrow, there are not one, not two, but a grand total of three fight scenes between the Bat and Supes in the movie.
In the first, "Superman gets the better of Batman." In the second, Batman "beats the living crap" out of the Man Of Steel. The third and final fight has no resolution because Bruce and Clark jointly realize they've been played by Lex Luthor.
I'm not sure how believable this is, considering we've seen a good 10 to 12 minutes of footage from various trailers and TV spots, but all of the fight teasers seem to come from the final act of the movie.
On the other hand, this image...
...seems to be taken in a different location to the big climax, so who knows?
Have Mercy For Doomsday
Redditor StreakofBlue also contributed a few minor Dawn Of Justice spoilers. According to SoB, Doomsday is not killed at the end of the fight with our trinity of heroes, which directly contradicts the earlier rumor that Wonder Woman would take his head off. This is his first incarnation (mirroring his Krypton creation arc from the comics) and the door is left open for him to return later. He does not have the spiked limbs with which he's most commonly associated.
Japanese actress Tao Okamoto plays Mercy Graves in the DC heroine's first-ever live-action appearance and, according to SoB, Graves has a one-on-one fight scene with Wonder Woman, which results in a severed arm. DC Comics fans will know that various animated incarnations have depicted Mercy with a cybernetic right arm concealing a deadly arsenal of powerful weapons. Which is pretty badass.
What About The Justice League?
Zack Snyder has repeatedly said this movie is designed to set up the two-part Justice League adventure — clue's in the title, y'all — but the actual function of Aquaman et al in Batman V Superman has remained pretty much a mystery.
The new leaks don't shed much light on that, with StreakofBlue stating that Aquaman merely has a 30-second underwater cameo in isolation from any of the main heroes. Apparently, The Flash's role is slightly bigger: He appears both in Bruce's Knightmare and toward the end of the film. The author claims there's a Flash twist that he can't (or won't) reveal — something to do with his having traveled from the future to warn of something apocalyptic, perhaps?
You can read the Reddit thread in full for yourself right here. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice hits theaters on March 25.