After Warner Bros built so much hype around its heavily anticipated superhero clash film “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice,” it seems like the movie was unable to capitalise on the genre and was ultimately met with mixed receptions from critics and moviegoers alike. The film did contain several easter eggs and references that could please diehard fans of the DC Comics universe, but what comes off as rather interesting is that there was the necessary decision that director Zack Snyder himself had to make as a conclusion for the film. Beware, major spoilers ahead.
Speaking to EW, Snyder explains that he “felt like we had to kill Superman in this movie in order for us to have been serious with the entire premise of the film.” At the finale of the film, Superman had to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to put down Doomsday, a Kryptonian monster who was set loose upon Gotham City and Metropolis by none other than Lex Luthor himself.
“He comes very close to death in space and the reason why we did that is because I wanted to show — and keep the idea in the viewer’s mind – that he can come pretty close to death and the sun can revive him, or he can be revived,” says Snyder. “I think something more is gonna need to be done. I felt like there’s a mythological journey for Superman. There’s the birth, death, and resurrection thing. And when you bring him back, who knows what he is when he comes back.”
Screenrant notes that the comic book version of the Man of Steel was resurrected from his death and became a changed man, complete with his previous abilities enhanced. On top of that, Earth’s other metahumans are coming together to bring Superman back to life. However, the problem lies as Batman may have some difficulties convincing the metahumans since he himself isn’t actually one of them.