Ever since the title of the film was revealed, fans have wondered exactly what will pit the Man of Steel against the Dark Knight in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Well, wait no longer — the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly reveals a major part of Lex Luthor’s plan.
The reveal itself could be a major spoiler, as this part of Luthor’s plan has not been mentioned or seen in any previous “BvS” promotional trailers or interviews. According to “EW’s” article, Jesse Eisenberg’s Luthor “orchestrates a mass murder aimed at turning the two heavy hitters against each other.” The article also confirms what many assumed to be true after seeing an earlier trailer: Lex Luthor creates Zod using part of Zod. The article states that Luthor “uses some Kryptonian relics left behind from the ‘Man of Steel’ aftermath to cook up a cosmic mutant Frankenstein — Doomsday, partially built from the remains of Michael Shannon’s General Zod.”
A few spoilery bits even appear on the magazine’s cover, which comes in both Batman and Superman. Flash’s involvement in the film teased on the cover, and he, Cyborg and Aquaman are all confirmed to have cameos in the film in a video posted by EW.
The cover teases Wonder Woman’s covert mission, and the article reveals what that mission is. In the film, Diana Prince (an antiquities dealer) will encounter Bruce Wayne as they each launch independent missions to steal “Luthor’s most disconcerting secrets.”
Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Laurence Fishburne, Amy Adams and others, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” hits screens on March 25.