‘Batman vs. Superman’: New Wonder Woman & Doomsday Rumors Surface [Updated]

Published 9 months ago by , Updated December 4th, 2013 at 11:57 am,

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UPDATE: Gal Gadot has been officially cast as Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman!

As Batman vs. Superman continues its way through production, so continue the swirl of rumors surrounding the film. All we know is that Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill) and the supporting players from Man of Steel (Lois, Perry, Martha Kent) have been confirmed for the film, leaving the rumor mill to churn out claims about how just about everyone from the Justice League could be part of the film.

One rumor has persisted longer and stronger than most – even longer than those Lex Luthor and/or Dick Grayson rumors - and that rumor is that Wonder Woman could be making her DC Movie Universe debut in Batman vs. Superman. However, today we have new rumors about a possible iconic villain being part of the film as well – and that’s a rumor we really have NOT heard before.

A recent rumor about Batman vs. Superman pointed to a setup in which Batman is semi-retired and estranged from Dick Grayson, enforcing order in Gotham from the confines of his Batcave, via a squadron of drones. The man who let that rumor fly was Daniel Alter, a producer at Warner Bros. who is NOT attached to Batman vs. Superman, but could indeed have inside knowledge about the production.

Well, Alter is at it again, dropping the following big teases via his Twitter account:

In recent months, Warner Bros. executives have addressed the need for Wonder Woman to be featured onscreen in some fashion – with some pretty suggestive implications being dropped. That’s not to say anything about the confirmed casting talks with actresses like Jaimie Alexander or Olga Kurylenko - both of whom would be viable for a major Wonder Woman role.

Frankly, at this point, the idea of a Wonder Woman appearance in Batman vs. Superman is so heavily implied that it would be more surprising if it DOESN’T happen.

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While the Wonder Woman rumor is somewhat aged, Alter’s other big claim du jour is something fresh – and potentially explosive:

If you were alive in the mid-1990s (or have ever touched a comic book from that era) then you know of the unstoppable monster who brought about “The Death of Superman” story arc. Doomsday is a foe that fanboys have long been wishing for in a major motion picture, so could those Doomsday fans finally be getting what they want?

The first thing to be wary of (besides everything that Alter has said, in general) is the wording of the tweet. Alter’s claim that he has to talk to someone about the character in Batman vs. Superman could mean he’s not certain that it’s happening, or that he doesn’t know the full details of it – or even that it’s wishful thinking he wants to lobby for. No way to be sure at this point.

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While fans have long wanted to see Doomsday in a movie, there is big question as to how he would best be implemented. Doomsday isn’t exactly a deep or compelling villain – pretty much just a Terminator-style force of destruction – so he can’t necessarily carry an entire film. At the same time, the Superman vs. Doomsday matchup isn’t something you want rushed or crammed into a third act – it does require breathing room and (more importantly) sufficient buildup of the Superman character to truly make the risk and impact of the battle felt. It’s safe to say that, at this point, many fans would be of the opinion that we’re not quite there yet.

Then again, with rumors that Lex Luthor will be making his debut in the film, and no real indication that kryptonite will be introduced into the mix, Doomsday could in fact be a viable option for a physical deterrent to Superman – a deterrent that someone like Luthor could manufacture and control. It would also set up an interesting dynamic: Batman/Bruce Wayne in a battle of wits against Luthor, while Superman tackles the physical threat of Doomsday.

But would a third act use of Doomsday as a generic “boss battle”  be the sort of sacrilege we saw happen to Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Batman vs. Superman will be in theaters on July 17, 2015.

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  1. I expect Wolverine to be in this, as well as every other movie coming out till 2020.

  2. We all have heroes. We think heroes are brave and unafraid. The truth is that many women and men who have done heroic deeds have fears like all of us.

  3. There’s more than one side to Doomsday. He’s unstoppable, yes. He isn’t brainless. He’s smart- smarter than most humans. When he was first released he went on his rampage. When he “died”, he came back stronger and smarter. Maybe this will show his “resurrected form”…?

  4. This looks like it’s turning into DC’s answer to The Avengers movie – I like that – instead of copying Marvel’s evolution – keeps it different and won’t confuse the multi millions of movie goers who don’t know much a bout superheroes.

  5. I hope they don’t use Doomsday for awhile. Seems pretty early to use such a powerful foe.

    • There is more powerful characters in the dc universe that they could use I would like to see darksied get involved somehow

      • Doomsday absolutely wrecked Darkseid when they fought.

  6. I don’t mind all these characters, etc especially if done right. Yet I still have this lingering question raised by a “genetically” altered or created something like Doomsday to stop or hinder Supes.

    Most likely this DNA would come from Supes otherwise the likelihood of the “threat” is minimal at best. SO…how did they get a sample of his blood?

    Ok I will suspend belief and suggest that during the fight with Zod some of his DNA was found – that’s fine. But if you can find his DNA in the midst of all that destruction and chaos; how can you NOT know where HE COMES FROM IN KANSAS?!?!

    “General, I’m from Kansas.”

    Well let’s look at where the battle started…..hmmm why Smallville….

    Check trajectory of destruction when Zod and Supes went through the Cement Mill….about 3-4 miles away is a farm….

    Even if you want to go the route of small town folk know but decide to keep their mouth shut; someone like a Lex, Wayne, or CIA/NSA, Forensics who is SMART enough to do what they do can’t figure out Smallville, Superman, Trajectories, KENT FARM…

    This is a MAJOR plot hole no different than Obi-wan “forgetting” that their were twins.

    • Thing is, Doomsday was created by early Kryptonians, thousands of years before Kal-El was born. That’s why he has a hatred of most living things, the fact that he spent thousands of years being killed and reborn.

      Just go that route. I mean, they already established in the comic book tie-in that Kara Zor-El/Supergirl crash landed on Earth thousands of years ago so it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to have a creature several millenia old that finally ends up on the same planet as Superman.

      The great thing is, they could bring him into the movie, have him defeated but because he can’t be killed, he’d come back in a future installment.

  7. The Wonder-Woman thing isn’t just a rumor, its been confirmed that she will be in Batman vs Superman, the Dom’s sister from Fast & Furious movies was confirmed to be playing her.

    • *Gal Gadot (Gisele in F&F)is playing her, not the chick who plays Dom’s sister (my bad)

  8. MOS 2 – Luthor and Metallo
    MOS 3 – Brainiac and Doomsday
    Justice League – Darkseid

  9. As Lex Luthor is anyway going to be in the movie who will be playing behind the scenes enemy there must be a dangerous physical villain in the movie and it should not be Doomsday (he should be saved for a justice league or man of steel 3 movie and not this soon)And according to me John Corben (Metallo) is the most suitable villain. in the new 52 reboot john corben is a sincere and patriotic soldier who volunteered for powered exo-skeleton military project to fight the ever increasing alien threats (mainly because of superman) and even Lex has his hands in the creation of the exo-skeleton that metallo wears called the Metal Zero and this armor is powered by kryptonite, i guess no further explanation is needed as there is no better choice than this for Snyder & co, because in post man of steel movie universe the government is scared about superman and the potential alien threats and another highly influential social figure called lex luthor is igniting the fear of superman being dangerous for humans all these may possibly motivate US govt to create programs of its own to defend from potential alien(superman) threats and even Lex may help with the process by providing tech solutions and by funding the projects, metallo can be the most practical villain who best suits the realistic tone of Snyder & Goyer’s universe and he can also be dangerous just read the new 52 comics where he appears as the metal zero he is awesome and also dangerous because of the kryptonite in him. the only problem faced now is how Goyer and Snyder are going to introduce kryptonite.

  10. so this is how i think they could bring doomsday into this i hope you guys like it

    So since superman fount a ship in the ice caps and one of those containments in the ships were open we could say kara was inside it and she was in the ship along with krypton’s two most fierce prisoners who were supposed to be dispatched somewhere random in the universe before the ship landed on a planet… lets say something went wrong on the ship and it crash landed on earth but before it did that kara dispatched doomsday somewhere out side earth not knowing that his containment will somehow get fount by lexcorp who keep the beast locked up and since superman is a villain to people and well lex and bruce wayne for most of man of steel 2 lex might try to control doomsday to fight clark with the help of wayne enterprice who have detectives with the likes of marshain man hunter and the flash…. they might loose control of doomsday causing batman and superman to unite along with the others towards the end to capture and bring him down and discover that luther intended to use doomsday to make himself the most powerful man on earth after loosing his hair and son or wife or father because of the Zod attack on metropolis. this could be a motive for the Amazons who live in the Amazon forest somewhere in Brazil to crown their champion Diana to be wonder woman to go and check out this problem because it is bringing unbalance to the world and a lot of conflict which is giving power to the god of war who is captive in their prison. this could give her reason to go to the world of ‘MAN’ and this could be shown towards the end of the film as a cameo….. after the movie is done and we could get a credit scene that could show one of Lex luther’s workers going into a computer room turning into some kind of machine and contacting darksied asking for help in destroying earth or something like that saying that the girl kara will not be a problem because she is captured and locked up

    • That’s a pretty neatly mapped-out scenario.
      But I’d leave Flash and Martian Manhunter out of it – for now.
      Maybe just allude to Barry Allen as a volunteer in a LexCorp lab whose origin could be linked to Doomsday’s escape … regular moviegoers would consider him a casualty, though.
      If I’m not mistaken, that’s Brainiac you’re hinting at in the end? If so, would you use him as a MOS or JLA foe? I guess, both choices could be plausibly justified. I’m just curious as to your point of view.

  11. If Doomsday is in this movie i bet the whole thing is just Max Landis’s idea for A Justice League comic

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