One of the most controversial aspects of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and has gone on to be one of the most heavily-criticized as well, was the inclusion of Doomsday into the film. Not only did many feel like it was shoehorned in for the sake of the character being included, but a number of comic book fans were also disappointed in the villain’s onscreen representation, with some major changes in his design and look, and his overall blandness as a character.
Well, not much can be done about the character’s look, obviously, but concept artist Vance Kovacs has recently revealed some new drawings from the film that not only show different versions of the fight between himself and DC’s Holy Trinity, but also features several different variations of his grotesque, deformed look from the film as well.
Check out all of the drawings for yourself below:
Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of any of the designs here, or the one that appeared in the film, and if it had been up to me, I probably would have chosen to save the Doomsday battle for another DC film, possibly Justice League or even the eventual Man of Steel sequel we can keep hoping we’ll get to see one day.
In addition to the designs shown above as well, the film’s director, Zack Snyder, recently spoke with Forbes about the film and while the whole interview is a fairly interesting read (or infuriating, depending on how you feel about Snyder), there were two moments in particular that I found to be extremely intriguing.
The first was when he was asked about that controversial (SPOILER WARNING) moment when Batman decides to leave Superman alive… because their mothers have the same name, which as you can probably imagine, has been hotly debated amongst the fan community in the weeks since the film’s theatrical release:
“You know, they’re both born and live in a world where someone can care about them and mourn them, and they can love their mother. And that’s the cool thing, you know we spend so much time with the Martha-Clark relationship that I think it kind of pays off there. You realize, oh, we needed that as viewers, so we could get to a moment with Batman where that moment with Martha resonates. Because we’ve lived on with Clark’s relationship with his mother, so that moment is like, ‘Wow, that’s ringing for me and I feel it.'”
Listen, I don’t mind the turning point and moment as a concept, but the film’s execution of it felt forced, rushed, and just bad from the second it happened throughout the rest of the film. The fact that Snyder feels the need to have a pay off to the Martha and Clark relationship though, in my opinion, just speaks volumes to his grand misunderstanding of how the story should work here. But that could just be me.
The second moment came when he was asked about why he decided to show Bruce Wayne’s origins once again onscreen, which as you can probably imagine, is related to the answer given above as well:
“When we were shooting the title sequence, that whole idea about, ‘Do we really need to see the death of the Waynes again,’ is a big thing to take a shot at again. But you realize you need it, because it actually pays off. And I really wanted to do it all the way.”
Yeah, but why’d you have Thomas Wayne try to punch an armed gunman at point blank?
Again, I feel like Zack Snyder is really good with ideas and concepts, and I think that the film itself has a lot of very interesting ideas bouncing around inside of it, but it was the execution of those ideas, that I think ended up falling flat and making the film fail as a whole. Instead of a movie about Batman and Superman fighting and realizing what they have in common, it ended up being about a picture-esque fight that would sell tickets, that was in actuality, just a lot of set up for the rest of the DC Cinematic Universe. Which in all fairness, I am still looking forward to seeing explored onscreen.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is in theatres everywhere now.
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