Q&A: Better Than Doomsday?

Here we have a very special type of question.  It’s a straight up opinion question – and I love me some opinion questions.  It means I get to give my truest answer and I’m not wrong in any way, shape or form.  And it doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks.

And this very special question is asked by Victoria Neet.

Which villain would you have preferred in “Batman v. Superman” instead of Doomsday?

For those you who don’t know who Doomsday is; he is a villain in the DC Universe who is most famous for being the one to murder superman in the 1992 comic “The Death of Superman.”  If you watch the trailer below you can see him appear at the end of the trailer around the 2:20 minute mark.

Personally, I feel that it is WAY to early to be brining in Doomsday.  He is a villain that can easily be brought in later as a foil to the entire Justice League once they are all brought together.  He is definitely strong enough.

Bringing him in this early in the DC Movie Universe I honestly feel will either be a complete stroke of genius on Zach Snyder’s part, or a huge mistake.

Now, addressing what the question is actually asking, I would bring in a different Superman Villain – Brainiac!

In the last DC film, Man of Steel, there was a lot of Krypton tech and computers that crashed to earth.  Including those weird terraforming machines that had crazy hands coming out of them trying to catch Superman as he was flying around.  Those arms reminded me a lot of Brainiac.

It would not be out of the realm of possibilities that there was an A.I on one of the Krypton ships that saw Superman defeat Zod, and therefore began learning what it needed to in order to beat the Man of Steel – thus creating the character of Brainiac.


I also feel this would be a good move because Brainiac doesn’t ever really die.  He can be defeated at the end of Batman v. Superman, and still be able to get away, learn, evolve, and come back in a future Justice League movie!

You can’t really do that with Doomsday because he is nothing but a great big bruiting rage monster.  Think Hulk, but scarier.  How do you defeat that in a way that he can come back later? I don’t think you can.  In which case I’m predicting that he dies at the end of the movie.  And if I’m right, it would have been a complete waist of what could be a very formidable character.

Now with all of that being said, I’m going to go into Batman v. Superman with all my preconceived notions left at the door.  There may be an angle that has yet to be reveled to us.  In which case Doomsday may have been the perfect choice.

However, with the info that is currently on the table,  I would pick Brainiac.

Hey, thanks for the question Victoria!

Readers, feel free to leave comments below if you feel differently or agree with my opinion?  Who do you think would make a better villain?  Let’s make it a discussion.  And don’t forget to subscribe to this site to stay up to date with movie news and topics.  Also, if you want to get your questions answered send them in to my Facebook Page or email them to moviereelnews@gmail.com


Author: Kylan Riley

I am a regular person who has a burning passion for movies. For as long as I can remember I have always been a fan of watching movies, and staying up to date on movie related current events. I made Reel Movie News in the hopes of creating a community of movie fans, like myself, that love movies and want stay up to date on current events and discuss movie related topics in a safe and fun environment.

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