Spoilers below for Batman v Superman!
The internet has run rampant with theories regarding Batman’s nightmare sequence and the intimated existence of Darkseid in the DCEU. Why did Bats have that dream? Was that Darkseid’s Omega symbol? Is Snyder and Co. chasing the Injustice: Gods Among Us storyline? Where/When did The Flash come from? How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop? Okay, that last one is a stretch… the world may really never know, but, Zack Snyder has teased a few hints to everyone’s other lingering questions.
Appearing on the Empire Podcast, alongside producing partners Deborah Snyder and Charles Roven, the director suggested what fans should gleam from the Bat-dreams.
“Let’s just say this, I think it’s okay to look at the extended dream sequence as an impressionistic view of a possible future. And that’s not hard to—I mean that’s in the sequence; I’m not spoiling anything or making up anything that you should see. So the connection with The Flash part of that sequence, you can speculate whether he’s coming from that reality or another one. That’s the fun stuff to try and figure out exactly what Flash is saying to Bruce and what it means. We know, so we’re not making it up.”
According to Deborah Snyder, those scenes were a set up for Justice League: Part One. With the film slated to release in November 2017, the wait for these questions to be answered is not particularly long.
However, the Darkseid conundrum is still on the table and Zack had a response to that as well: “I mean, maybe he exists out in the universe somewhere? He’s looking for something? Something that’s against life?” Not a very telling response, but it’s the perfect tease. How they plan on setting up the Apokolips ruler’s motivations remains to be seen, but with this recently released deleted scene, below, it appears they may be on the right track.
Do you have any theories as to what The Flash’s message meant or how Darkseid will factor into the DCEU? Let us know in the comments.
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