Along with the debates over the most recent trailer for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” being too revealing, one common remark about it was the reveal of the villain Doomsday. It was something that had long been speculated, but had not been confirmed until his appearance in that clip.
Speaking with The Daily Beast, director Zack Snyder stands behind his decision to reveal the monster:
“We had a long conversation about just taking ownership of that, of giving it to the audience in a controlled way that I felt was consistent with the escalation of the campaign. To us it really made sense to give [Doomsday] to the audience now. I really wanted to make the audience a promise that… though I’m super excited and happy and fulfilled by the conflict of Batman and Superman, there’s also a bigger world to start to think about.”
He was then asked about comments the other week in which he teased a “bigger enemy to fight” in Justice League, but he wouldn’t confirm which character he was referring to:
“Well, you have Doomsday, right? He doesn’t just crawl out of the ground. He has his own mythology, right? So that has to be explored.”
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is set to debut in cinemas on March 25th.