WARNING: Spoilers for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice will follow and you might want to skip said spoilers, so don’t whine about not being warned.
There’s been a lot of discussion about what’s happening in Batman’s apocalyptic vision from the desert on the Batman V Superman trailers up to this point. There’s plenty of references to draw from in the scene we’ve seen up to now, whether it be The Dark Knight Returns, Superman: Red Son, and even some of your own Batman/Superman slash fiction. You know who you are.
But now it seems like one theory behind what we saw in the trailer is almost confirmed thanks to this image in Empire magazine. It turns out the flying men we see aiding Batman against Superman’s soldiers might not be actual “men” at all. They might be something much worse.
That’s right, we get another glimpse at the scene and we see the Omega symbol on the ground. And if that isn’t clear, Omega in the DC Comics universe is connected to major big bad Darkseid. That would confirm Darkseid as the possible big bad for the upcoming Justice League films, but it also confirms that we’re not finished seeing villains in Batman V Superman just yet. Doomsday and Lex Luthor would be nothing compared to Darkseid, even at a tease.
The character has come a long way since Jack Kirby created him back in the ’70s, but he’s still the DC Comics personification of evil and tyranny. And given his presence in the first arc in the New 52 version of the Justice League comics, his film version will likely be out to cause a lot of mayhem.