Even though we're in the throes of summer blockbuster season, it's hard not to keep one eye on the horizon.
One of the biggest movies on 2016's docket is undoubtedly Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the movie expected to launch Warner Bros. and DC Comics' big superhero movie universe. Aside from the two title characters (played by Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck), other DC superheroes are expected to show up, including Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa).
So far, very little is known about the story's plot. We know that Batman and Superman will fight in it, and we expect they'll band together in the end to combat an actual villain. We know that Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor has a big role. And aside from the vague teaser trailer delivered a few months ago... That's all we got.
The annual Licensing Expo is set to get underway tomorrow in Las Vegas, so new details about various projects are about to surface. One of them is Batman v. Superman, and WB's official plot description has just arrived. Here it is.
|Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.|
No big surprises there. However... Potential spoilers ahead.
Rumor has it that Doomsday — the only villain to ever successfully defeat and kill Superman — shows up in the film at some point, and that Lex Luthor may play a part in that. It's not hard to imagine a scenario where Lex uses his vast resources to genetically engineer a monster that's powerful enough to take Superman down. And then the monster gets loose and starts causing chaos and destruction, so hey, too bad we don't have a pair of powerful superheroes in need of a reason to team-up...