Batman V Superman: New UK Synopsis Reveals Different Big Bad

Monday, 04 January 2016 - 10:35AM
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Monday, 04 January 2016 - 10:35AM
Batman V Superman: New UK Synopsis Reveals Different Big Bad
From the trailers, we all know that Batman v Superman will see Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman team up to fight Doomsday. The first synopsis seemed to confirm that Doomsday is the "Big Bad" of the film, as it referred to a threat that "puts mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before":

Opening quote
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.
Closing quote

Now, a new UK synopsis has come out, and it seems to tease a different DC Villain as the main antagonist for the film:

Opening quote
Following his titanic struggle against General Zod, Metropolis has been razed to the ground and Superman is the most controversial figure in the world. While for many he is still an emblem of hope, a growing number of people consider him a threat to humanity, seeking justice for the chaos he has brought to Earth.
 
As far as Bruce Wayne is concerned, Superman is clearly a danger to society. He fears for the future of the world with such a reckless power left ungoverned, and so he dons his mask and cape to right Superman's wrongs.
 
The rivalry between them is furious, fuelled by bitterness and vengeance, and nothing can dissuade them from waging this war. However, a dark new threat arises in the form of a third man: one who has a power greater than either of them to endanger the world and cause total destruction.
Closing quote

"A third man" obviously doesn't refer to Doomsday, so we can only assume that this synopsis (and possibly the first one as well) is referring to Lex Luthor. We already knew from the promotional materials that he would probably be the overarching villain of the new series, but now it seems that he will be the main threat in Batman v Superman. This makes sense, considering that the huge leaks from the test screenings indicate that Lex is controlling everything behind the scenes. And, it would make us pretty happy if this means that Doomsday is just a minor villain, because he looks kind of silly and Lex has the best dialogue of any of the characters so far:



Batman v Superman comes out in theaters on March 25. 
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