New Batman V Superman pics tease Justice League villain

So remember how that last trailer for Batman v Superman just totally blurted out what should have been a massive in-movie reveal? Well, it seems that folks running the marketing campaign over at Warner Bros have not quite learned their lesson as a newly released image gives a gigantic hint at a future character who will more than likely be the main villain for Justice League.

Now because I’m a nice guy and don’t just want people showing up for POTENTIAL SPOILERS and nothing else, I’ve also got two new TV spots for the movie as well as a brand new poster, all of which re-emphasize the clash of ideologies and fists of the two titular characters played by Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. So check those out below, but bail straight after the poster if you don’t want to see a POTENTIAL SPOILER which, admittedly, most fans had already guessed a long time ago. For the rest of you, keep on scrolling!

Now for those images. They come courtesy of the latest issue of Empire, which CBM managed to grab some scans of. You can check them all out in the gallery below, and they include several shots of the cast behind the scenes and in action in the movie, and also new pics of director Zack Snyder with the new Batmobile.

But there’s one pick in particular we want to draw your attention to, as it shows Batman dressed in that desert garb we’ve seen glimpsed in the previous trailers, standing in front of a massive scorched landscape with one very discerning detail: A gigantic Omega symbol seemingly burned into the ground.

And as any DC Comics fan worth his salt knows, the Omega symbol is the sigil of the biggest baddest villain in the whole DC Comics universe. The master of the Omega Beams, the Omega Sanction and just about all other Omega-ish things: Darkseid!

Long before we had ever even seen this pic or any of the recent trailers, fans had already suspected that Darkseid – who is basically the god of evil who resides on a planet that exists outside of our universe – would be the main villain for the inevitable Justice League films. There was really no bigger threat in the DCU, so it made perfect sense for him to be the one throwing down against the combined might of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg. I mean, who else were they going to use? Starro?!

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