With a little more than a month left before the release of Zack Snyder’s “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” anticipation for the film is at fever pitch. This is the first time the two iconic superheroes face-off against each other in a live-action motion picture. New character details have emerged from a series of prequel comics on the principal characters of the film which could potentially reveal the entire movie.
Comic Book Movie has revealed five prequel comics, each one focusing respectively on one character. They are Batman (Ben Affleck), Lois Lane (Amy Adams), Senator Finch (Holly Hunter), Superman (Henry Cavill), and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). The five comics reveal lots of very interesting information behind the roles and motivations of these characters.
All of these comics have been written by Christos N. Gage (“Legends of the Dark Knight,” “Thunderbolts”) and pencilled by Joe Bennett (“Captain America and the Falcon,” “Terror Titans”). Movieweb has compiled summaries of each comic book.
In the Batman comic, featuring the villain Firefly, it is mentioned that the Caped Crusader has gotten more brutal with age, often employing intimidation tactics on his targets. This is different from the “world weary” Batman that Ben Affleck talked about in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
In the Lois Lane comic, the Daily Planet reporter finds out that Lex Luthor was buying a particular Hanford Industries after finding out that they’ve discovered Kryptonian technology at the end of the “Man of Steel” movie. It is rumoured that Lex Luthor will create Doomsday using such tech in the film.
In the Senator Finch comic, a senate subcommittee holds a meeting which ends with a vote to study Superman as they fear the Man of Steel has the power to destroy half of Metropolis’s population under an hour if he wants.
Superman’s comic begins with him saving the passengers of a runaway train then proceeds to a panel discussion about the choices of Superman and the consequences of having a man of such immense power amongst humans. The comic ends with Luthor counting on Superman’s troubled conscience, psychologically ruining the last son of Krypton.
Finally, the Lex Luthor comic sees the arch-villain apparently planning on being an example to others in rebuilding the Metropolis following the devastating ruins that resulted from Superman and Zod’s cohorts fighting amongst each other. He says he has deep sympathy for those who laid their lives on the line in that battle, but comic book fans know better. He wants to use this opportunity to gather support for him and to make the public hate Superman.
“Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” will open in cinemas beginning March 20 this year.