Warning Possible Spoilers Ahead
Batman v Superman did quite a lot of world building for the DC Extended Universe. Numerous cameos, Easter eggs and Batman’s horrific vision of the future shows us the possible future of of the DC Films slate. Batman’s Mad Max-Esque vision shows us an apocalyptic future where Superman is evil, Parademons run rampant and Darkseid’s Omega Symbol is branded in the dirt.
Immediately after Bruce Wayne has this vision, he’s blinded by The Flash coming out of the Speed Force in a specialized suit, warning him of that possible future he just witnessed. While speaking with Empire Magazine Zack Snyder cryptically explained the dessert dream sequence:
I think it’s okay to look at the extended dream sequence as an impressionistic view of a possible future, that’s… in the sequence, so I’m not like spoiling anything or making up anything that you didn’t see. So the connection with the Flash… part of that sequence, you can speculate if, whether or not Flash is coming from that reality or another one, but that’s the fun stuff to try and figure out exactly what Flash is saying to Bruce and what he means… we know, so… we’re not making it up.
Snyder then goes on to elaborate on Darkseid’s “imprint” throughout the vision:
Oh, that giant impression in the ground? Oh yeah, that’s right. I mean, maybe Darkseid exists out in the universe somewhere, just looking for something, something that’s against life, I don’t know.
Does Zack’s statements clear things up for you? Or are you still lost and wish they had explained it more in the film? Sound off in the comments section.
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.
Directed by Zack Snyder Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Aflred Pennyworth and Jess Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is in theaters now.