“Superman & Lois” Showrunner Todd Helbing recently confirmed in an interview with Den of Geek that the villain teased at the end of the series’ season two premiere is exactly who you think it is.
Doomsday is coming, according to Helbing, who stated that the show wanted to “find a new way to define an introduction.”
Doomsday is credited for being the only villain who battled Superman, seemingly “killing” him. He will reportedly be the big bad of the second season of “Superman and Lois.”
At the end of the second season premiere, titled “What Lies Beneath,” Smallville is rattled by an earthquake centered at the Kansas hamlet’s mine. The camera takes the audience deep beneath the ground and a gloved hand is shown, looking startlingly similar to Doomsday’s reveal in comics 30 years ago.
“What we love to do as a writing staff, with Greg, and just generally, is to take different parts of the mythology and combine them… like we did with Morgan Edge and the Eradicator and the half brother story,” Helbing said to Den of Geek. “So with Doomsday… we wanted to find ways that we could take that character and find a new way to define an introduction and sort of flip it on its head. There’s a tease obviously, in this episode, episode two, you’ll get a little bit more, and then in episode three, you’ll get the full reveal.”
Doomsday was created by Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding, Jerry Ordway, Louise Simonson and Roger Stern. The beast made its first full appearance in “Superman: Man of Steel no.18” and the interpretation in “Superman and Lois” will mark Doomsday’s fourth live action appearance.
Fans can expect to see a different take on the “Death of Superman” story in the upcoming season, and we’ll be dissecting every scene with one of Superman’s most iconic villains.