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Zack Snyder Reveals Chilling Reason Superman Was Evil in Batman v Superman ‘Knightmare’ Scene

In one of the most memorable sequences from Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) has a nightmare in which a very evil Superman executes two men on either side of Batman, before ripping off the caped crusader’s cowl and preparing, presumably, to do him in, too. Now referred to as the “Knightmare” scene, it speaks to director Zack Snyder’s very dark vision for what was, at that point, the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) he was spearheading. We’ve embedded a peek at the scene below, and the reason we’re bringing this up is because Snyder has finally revealed why Superman is evil in the scene on Very True Social.

ScreenRant pointed out that Snyder has been using the platform to engage with users who are very interested in what his vision for his DCEU was. Snyder revealed that the reason Superman has become evil in the “Knightmare” scene is because it takes place along a timeline in which Lois Lane has been killed, and he would have blamed the Bat. This vision had direct implications for both Justice League and Snyder’s vision for Justice League 2, but his departure from the first film and his stepping away from direct creative involvement in the DCEU means we won’t be seeing Lois pay the ultimate price, Superman turning evil, and a whole host of other narrative turns.

The DCEU already has a lot of narrative momentum after the events in Justice League brought Batman, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and the Flash (Ezra Miller) together. Three of the Justice League’s superheroes have their own films coming out: James Wan’s Aquaman is due in theaters this December 21; Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 2 is due out on November 1, 2019; and Flashpoint is due out some time in 2020. Snyder’s vision for how all of these storylines were going to play out will likely remain that of fan speculation and the occasional update from the director himself.

Featured image: Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures.

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