Back in November, Michael Shannon was seen in Chicago hanging with his Man of Steel co-star Henry Cavill. Normally people would chalk this up to old cast mates hanging out with each other. However, Chicago was where Batman v Superman was filming, thus prompting fans to speculate whether or not General Zod would be back in Batman v Superman.
But how can General Zod return if he died?
Comicbook.com has uncovered a juicy rumor on how this could be possible, and it involves General Zod becoming one of Superman’s greatest foes: Doomsday.
“His corpse [gets] stolen (or perhaps just acquired, given his military contacts in most versions of the modern mythology) by Lex Luthor and experimented on, presumably in the hopes of finding a weakness to exploit against Superman.” The site continues, “in the course of his experimenting, we’ve been told that he ‘triggers the Doomsday genome,’ causing the corpse to reanimate as the mindless killing machine at the center of The Death of Superman.”
The rumors of Doomsday showing up in Batman v Superman have been running rampant for months now. Although it seems like a waste to use Doomsday and NOT do the Death of Superman arc, including a character that is more physically imposing than Superman could be the catalyst that brings the Holy Trinity together.
Now before you think that this is a bad idea (it still could be) consider just how Doomsday was created in the comics.
In the comics, the alien scientist, Bertron, wanted to create the perfect living weapon and ended up creating Doomsday. However, his perfect weapon ended up being too perfect and Doomsday ended up launched into space. He eventually crashed on Earth and the rest is history. In Smallville, General Zod and Faora, from a combination of monsters found on Krypton, turned Davis Bloome into Doomsday. So if you combine both stories then General Zod becoming Doomsday through Lex Luthor’s experimentation makes sense.
What do you think of General Zod becoming Doomsday?
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice battle in theaters on March 25th, 2016