Is Robin Atkin Downes Playing Doomsday In Batman V Superman?

Batman V Superman Doomsday

When the second trailer for the highly anticipated DC Comics film, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, was released, we discovered that Doomsday would be making his debut on the big screen. For those who have seen that trailer, knows by now how Doomsday will be created through Lex Luthor in this interpretation of the character in the DC Extended Universe.

Earlier today, voice actor Robin Atkin Downes (The Strain, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Star Wars: The Clone Wars) tweeted out something quite interesting regarding Doomsday in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. In his tweet, he reveals that he helped bring Doomsday to life in the new movie. His tweet didn’t specify whether he only provided the voice for Doomsday or if he actually played him through motion-capture suit.

Although due to his extended body of work as a voice actor, including many Batman properties like Batman: Bad Blood, Batman: Arkham Knight, Batman vs Robin, Beware the Batman and many more, it wouldn’t be surprising if he was only providing the voice for him. But there is always the chance that he physically played the character too.

“Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs.  And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.“

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice comes out in theaters on March 25.

Source: Robin Atkin Downes

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • Supreme Taco Snoke

    It’s already known that they used Michael Shannon’s likeness. Maybe this guy provided the voice.

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  • Sammy Boy

    I think that Michael Shannon was in the mocap suit for doomsday

    • CSM

      Haha. Do you really think he wasted his time doing that?

      • Sammy Boy

        Indeed I do. In fact, I do have evidence that Michael Shannon was on the set from an interview that he did, mentionning that he was in some sort of suit with “flippers instead of hands” and also that he was in some footage from the film, as seen in the 3rd trailer.

        Now, what do you have against that ?

        • CSM

          He also said later that was a joke for morons who thought that ridiculous statement was true.

          • Sammy Boy

            Yeah…strange that a lot of actors say things, then some days later they say the opposite, especially with these superhero movies.

            I fear your the moron in this situation.