Rumor: Secret ‘Batman v Superman’ Villain Joining Lex Luthor and Doomsday?

     January 13, 2016

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Warner Bros. shocked its DC fan base in revealing Doomsday at the end of the latest trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, director Zack Snyder teased a much bigger threat to be revealed. We still have a few months before the film hits theaters, but a new report claims to know exactly what this bigger threat is.


Beware of potential spoilers for Batman v Superman moving forward, but Latino Review reports that Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) and General Zod-turned-Doomsday (Michael Shannon) aren’t the only villains who will show their faces in the film. According to the site, this is not a rumor nor is it speculation — Bizarro will appear to help set up the events to come in Justice League: Part One. Latino Review has a great track record when it comes to superhero scoops, however, you should probably take this with a grain of salt or two for the time being.

That said, Birth.Movies.Death. writer Devin Faraci released another piece of information that doesn’t confirm Bizarro’s presence, but it doesn’t debunk it either. He tweeted “a MAJOR set piece” has been added to the film that was not in the version of the script he read, and it’s likely “a 4th act” piece:

In the comics, Bizarro is a clone of Superman who retains all of the Man of Steel’s abilities with none of his moral obligations. Lex Luthor was the man who brought the dark and twisted clone to life, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the same or a similar origin was used for Batman v Superman. As we’ve seen in the trailer, Luthor, upon realizing the Dark Knight (Ben Affleck) won’t destroy Superman (Henry Cavill) like he hoped, transmogrifies Zod’s corpse into Doomsday. Since scientists don’t typically rely on just one trial with experimentation, it wouldn’t be shocking to discover another failed attempt to clone Kryptonian DNA (i.e. Bizarro).

We’ll find out if this rumor proves true when the film hits theaters on March 25th. In the meantime, the February 1st episode of CBS’ Supergirl will feature a Bizarro story line of its own.

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