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Rumored Villain Suggests Superman Might Die In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice'

05/17/2015 04:25 pm ET | Updated May 17, 2015
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New reports suggest Ben Affleck might be the least of Superman's worries in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Total shocker, right?

Journalist Umberto Gonzalez said recently on the Shanlian on Batman podcast that villain Doomsday will be appearing in the new movie, also posting an Instagram photo about the news:



So what's the big deal? Other than the fact that Doomsday is the ultimate killing machine, the character plays a big role in the "Death of Superman" storyline in the comics. That's right: Doomsday actually kills Superman.

Rumors of the supervillain's appearance have been going around since at least last year, so Gonzalez's announcement is definitely a good reason for fans to get excited. Warner Bros. has yet to confirm the news, however, and declined to comment.

Though the character has a huge role in Superman's demise, fans should keep in mind that an appearance doesn't automatically mean Superman is going to die. Doomsday has also appeared in the Superman TV show "Smallville," and Clark Kent makes it out OK from that encounter. Plus, "Justice League: Part One" is set to be released in 2017, so it probably wouldn't make sense to kill Superman now.

... Or would it?

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