UPDATED: Batman v Superman Production Designer Says There’ll Be a Larger Threat Than Doomsday In the Film

Sunday, 13 December 2015 - 6:46PM
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Sunday, 13 December 2015 - 6:46PM
UPDATED: Batman v Superman Production Designer Says There’ll Be a Larger Threat Than Doomsday In the Film
UPDATE: French magazine, Premiere, recently sent out a Tweet saying that they had no knowledge of this interview taking place. It seems as if the original source, Cosmic Book News, fabricated this information, which was then reported on by several reputable news sites.   

The new Batman v Superman trailer hit less than two weeks ago, and it certainly got a lot of people talking about the movie.  Some loved it while others thought that too much of the film was given away in the trailer.  Recently, Batman v Superman production designer, Patrick Tatopoulos, sat down for an interview with French magazine Premiere, in which he addressed some of the questions and concerns raised by the trailer:

Opening quote
We are able to tell a story in a fresh way. Doomsday is an evolution essentially. Fans may be aware of the death of Superman story, but this is handled in such a new way.
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Opening quote
When the film is called Batman v or versus Superman, it really has a lot of levels to the meaning. Superman isn't just killed off at the end of something. We see how he evolves as part of Lex's plan to protect the world.  Seeing the Superman we know, be gone, and then replaced with this reproduction is really going to make fans think of how we look at these super beings. It was especially interesting to figure out, how would you create Superman from Zod... then how would that involve into Doomsday.
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While this reads a bit rough due to the translation, the intent is still apparent.  Doomsday will have a different origin story than the one he was given by the creators of the Death of Superman, which was really already apparent from what was shown in the trailer.  Likewise, Tatopoulos shot down a theory held by a small minority of fans who believe that Superman will die in Batman v Superman, just as he does when confronting Doomsday in the aforementioned comic series.  

However, what's really interesting is his comments regarding a "larger threat" that will supposedly come into play.  He also said that the "timeframe of how things fall into place will surprise fans" and that "Doomsday isn't just the final act."  As if that didn't sufficiently clear up the concerns about the trailer giving too much away, he goes on to state "those feeling they may know too much this early, are going to be in for a true surprise."  When he was apparently pressed for details on this larger threat, Tatopoulos responded by saying "That's something to find out on March 25th."

So as it turns out, there's even more unanswered questions about Batman v Superman than fans may have originally thought.  Will this larger threat be fought in Batman v Superman, or will it's appearance lead into Justice League Part One?  Could it be Darkseid or Braniac? It'll be interesting to see how things play out come March, but chances are that there probably won't be another large scale battle in the same movie.  After all, Doomsday is a pretty formidable foe to begin with.  

In the end, Tatopoulos' message has been heard loud and clear: don't judge the movie based on a trailer.  It turns out that what most people thought was an ultra-reveling sneak peak in the second Batman v Superman trailer may not be have been so super spoilery after all.    

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