Hey spoiler-alert, since apparently a few folks didn’t know this in regard to my Suicide Squad review, but……
Superman died at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It doesn’t really make much sense in a larger context given that we know he’s coming back for Justice League, but in-story it almost works in a vacuum, if you squint *really* hard and try to forget that the end-result in terms of changing public perception is a direct lift of the end of The Dark Knight Rises.
Anyhoot, he’s coming back, and hopefully a happier, sunnier fella! But maybe not right away, cause take a look at this tease from Henry Cavill’s Instagram:
Looks like the Black Resurrection Suit is headed our way! We shouldn’t be too surprised with this development, given that Warners has been obsessed with both “The Death of Superman” and his resurrection for going-on 20 years. They finally were able to shove Doomsday into a movie, you better believe that black suit is happening too! Though, sadly, the best part of “The Reign of the Supermen” (the four Superman and the fun stories that cropped up around them) will not make it to the screen. And really, if I can’t ever get Cyborg Superman on the big screen, then what’s the point of life?
Good thing we have guitar playing Aquaman to soothe my busted feelings.
— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) August 12, 2016
Entertainment Editor for The Beat covering film, television and the occasional comic book. His work can also be found at GeekRex.com and can be heard on the GeekRex podcast. He really loves the Legion of Super-Heroes a lot.