Posted on Monday, December 8th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Production just ended on Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but the spoilers are already coming faster than a speeding bullet. We’ve been hearing rumored plot points including some major villains, some of the Justice League heroes and much more.
Now comes another potential plot point that’s not exactly a spoiler because it’s about a character who isn’t in the movie at all. This is an important character in the world of the film’s heroes, one you probably expected to be in the film, but apparently is not. Apparently, this character is already dead.
What does this missing character mean for the remainder of the DC Cinematic Universe? Possibly a lot. Read more about the pre-Batman v Superman death below.
Once again, the news comes from Badass Digest, which apparently has some very good sources on this production. If you want to avoid spoilers – (which again, this just barely counts) – stop reading here.
According to Badass, Commissioner Gordon is dead at the start of Batman v Superman. Here’s the quote:
In this continuity James Gordon has, at some point in the past, bitten the dust. How and at whose hands I cannot tell you – all that’s noted in the script is that there’s a memorial plaque to James Gordon. This explains why the role wasn’t cast for the film, at least.
So that raises a bunch of questions. Will the eventual Batman movies move ahead without Gordon? It’s possible he’s dead like he is in The Dark Knight, which means not at all. Or they just didn’t want to confuse the issue with Gotham on TV and this film in theaters. Though, to be fair, Gotham may not even be on the air come March 2016.
Since this movie will have characters like Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and Cyborg, it’s safe to say Ben Affleck’s Batman will be in Justice League Part 1 and 2. But does a dead Gordon hint we may get solo Batman films set BEFORE the events of Batman v Superman? It doesn’t seem likely, but this opens the door. Batman and Commissoner Gordon are, in a way, symbiotic characters.
Odds are this is just a way to sort of build Batman into a more seasoned veteran crime fighter. Apparently, we see a flashback in which his parents die early in this film (this is the scene where fans saw IMAX cameras on set) and if he’s lost Commissioner Gordon as well, that’s just one less person he can truly trust.
If you want more details on Batman v Superman, head to the Badass Digest link above. The site says Batman has been around 17 years at this point, some more about Alfred’s relationship with Bruce Wayne, even the potential fate of Robin.
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