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“Batman v Superman” Unmasking Explained, Flash Appearance Confirmed

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Now that we’ve seen another clip and full trailer for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” we know a bit more about Warner Bros.’ next DC film. Following last week’s clip reveal, we learned that a very angry Superman will unmask an imprisoned Batman.

There was plenty of speculation about just what that scene was, considering that revealing a superhero’s secret identity is always a pretty big development. Now, new comments from”BvS” costume designer Michael Wilkinson given during Brazil’s CCXP 2015 shed new, potentially spoilery light on that scene.

ComicBookMovie.com has a translation of coverage from Omelete, which includes Wilkinson’s comments about the scene.

“It is a different look,” said Wilkinson of Batman’s more mercenary style Batsuit. “[Director] Zack [Snyder] had a great idea of this sort of nightmare-ish vision, almost a vision of the future, a post-apocalyptic vision. It’s like a dream that Ben [Affleck] has, so we wanted to, it has almost a ‘Mad Max’ quality to it where it’s like the end of the world, trying to survive and then of course Superman and his minions come, so it’s sort of a way of representing the amazing amounts of, the sort of obsessive quality that Bruce Wayne has about the threat of Superman. In this film, Superman, of course he’s normally seen as a figure of hope, a positive thing, but in this film, his motivations, the consequences of his actions are really being questioned by the world. Is he a savior? Or is he a dangerous alien with unknown intentions? And this becomes an obsession for Bruce Wayne. And he really wants to sort it out. So, it’s manifested in this sort of incredible dream that Zack decided to create.”

Wilkinson also elaborated on the Flash’s involvement in the film, echoing earlier rumors about Ezra Miller’s speedster hero.

“Well, I’m not really at the liberty to talk about the Flash right now, but it’s something that you’ll be seeing in the future in our films,” said Wilkinson. “You do get a glimpse of him, of course, in ‘Batman v Superman.’ But I’m really looking forward to taking the amazing, iconic costume for the Flash and interpreting it in a fresh way where Ezra Miller is playing the Flash. He’s an extraordinary performer, he has a sort of interesting sense of humor and the youth that will be great for Barry Allen and I think he’s going to make a great Flash.”

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens on March 25, 2016.