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Doomsday To Be Major Villain In Batman v Superman

May 17, 2015 | Posted by Ashish

Umberto “El Mayimbe” Gonzalez (reporter from Latino Review) reported on the latest episode of the Shanlian on Batman Podcast that Doomsday appearing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is “official” and compared his role in the film to Darth Vader’s in the first Star Wars (Darth Vader being Grand Moff Tarkin’s muscle, while Doomsday would presumably be Lex Luthor’s muscle). Gonzalez added that from what he has seen, the live-action Doomsday looks “incredible.”

The most popular story about how Doomsday comes to be in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice world is Lex Luthor activating the “doomsday genome” in the corpse of General Zod. This would serve as the main reason that Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman would unite to form Justice League. Doomsday is, of course, famous for killing Superman in the Death of Superman comic storyline (Doomsday also died in the battle; both ended up returning to life down the line).

The movie opens March 25th, 2016.