AceShowbiz - Many fans were surprised after learning that the trailer for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" revealed Doomsday as the major villain. Director Zack Synder told The Daily Beast that the decision was made because the studio wanted to give a promise to the audience that there's a bigger world which will appear in "Justice League Part One" where Batman and Superman will form a bigger team.
"To us it really made sense to give [Doomsday] to the audience now," said Synder. "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."
"I know what's in the movie, so I know there's other stuff," Synder said. "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."
Synder dished on "Justice League" as saying, "In a weird way, 'Justice League' is the next step for these characters to form a bigger team. Maybe there's a bigger enemy to fight." Of the bigger enemy he's referring to, he continued, "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..."
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