According to our friends at Entertainment Weekly, who recently released an incredibly dense, Batman V Superman-centric issue reporting on all things Batman V Superman, Doomsday’s identity in Batman V Superman is pretty much exactly who/what we expected. Yes, the following Entertainment Weekly excerpt confirms that our speculation regarding Doomsday’s filmic origins was pretty much spot on.
“The rage and anxiety of these two characters is manipulated by Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), a billionaire sociopath with a God complex of his own who takes joy in bringing the powerful to their knees. Luthor not only [slight spoiler alert] orchestrates a mass murder aimed at turning the two heavy hitters against each other but also 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.”
So there you have it; Doomsday was manufactured by combining the remains of Zod with some currently unknown “Kryptonian relics.” Kryptonite, anyone? Anyone??
Debuting March 25, 2016, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne. Oh, and probably a lot of unhappy citizens caught in the crossfire when Superman and Batman indulge in a pee-pee contest.