There is an evil Superman zombie zooming toward the world. With Metropolis Marvel “deceased” in DCEU, no one was buying the assumption that the flying favorite would not be popping up in #JossWhedon and #ZackSnyder’s #JusticeLeague.
“Unite the Five” does not have the same ring to it, and you do not need the Brainiac to figure out that Clark Kent will be sticking on the specs at some time during the movie. While there are questions on how the Man of Steel will come back again, there is a new theory.
I Need A Hero
While DC comics have gone over the “evil Superman” concept many times, Snyder and co. may be introducing a dark subplot into Justice League. ComicBook.com had laid groundworks for how Superman may be the man that we dig up in time for November 17. It is unlikely that Justice League will give us a direct adaptation of the Bizarro who became his entity since 1958.
Danny Elfman has revealed that he will give a dark twist to John Williams’s Superman theme and suggests that something is not right with Super:
“I’m using it in a very dark way, in a dark moment… It’s a moment where we’re not sure whose side he’s on.”
Death will change everyone, and if Superman is not sure which side he is on, it may come after he has risen from the grave.
Let us remember the best part of Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman; while Camo Bruce took on Parademons, the interlude introduced us to an evil version of Kal-El, who decapitated the Caped Crusader. Future Flash had done some more timeline screw ups and traveled back to warn Bruce that Lois Lane was the “key” to stopping the grim fate of mankind.
Death Is Only The Beginning
This leads to a theory of the climax of BvS. There was dirt rising from Superman’s coffin, and a few guess that this was due to a Mother Box portal whisking Kal-El away. This theory poses that Superman was being transported to Darkseid’s home on Apokolips and the DC Big Bad will become Dr. Frankenstein to craft his own Bizarro Man of Steel.
Do you remember when Alfred was seen talking to a mysterious stranger? One big question is “Who is this person?”, with most saying it is Superman. Alfred states, “He said you’d come,” proving that the Dark Knight had foreshadowed the person’s arrival.
It is all a load of hearsay, but the talk about a direction to take the movie and an attempt to redeem DCEU. DCEU is criticized for its dark tone compared to the candy floss and rainbows of MCU, but with Snyder known for his bleak take on movies, it is not out of the question that Superman could be embracing his mean streak later on this year.