Zack Snyder FINALLY Explains That Knightmare Sequence In Batman v Superman

Batman v Superman is a film that still baffles many today. The scene most point to is the infamous Knightmare sequence, which showed a worn Batman taking on Parademons in a dirt-drenched city. He is ultimately captured, and when he wakes up, he sees a band of henchmen with an S embroidered on their suits. A dark Superman descends from a hole in the ceiling.

Superman talks about losing Lois, and how she was his everything. Bruce then wakes up before the death blow is complete, and we see the Flash attempting to give a message to him regarding being right about Superman. The only problem is that Flash was “too soon.” Bruce wakes up again…and that’s the last we hear of it. So what’s the deal, and what does this mean?

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The further DC gets into their universe, the more it becomes clear that we’ll never actually get a real answer in the narrative. That scene appears to be a remnant of a long-gone vision that involved Justice League, as well as the originally-announced Justice League Part 2. Luckily, director Zack Snyder has been pretty vocal about things lately, and recently explained how things would likely have gone down in his version of Justice League and Justice League Part 2.

When asked on Vero if the scene is in an alternate timeline, or if it’s something closer to Injustice (where Superman goes insane after Lois is killed), Snyder gives the following answer:

“…Or if someone lost someone close to them they might be susceptible to a certain Equation and might blame a certain Bat for events that a too soon Bruce would know nothing about.”

So what the hell does this mean? All signs point to the Anti-Life Equation, which Darkseid uses to take control of all living things. This goes to show that Darkseid — as implied by the omega symbol in the sand in that very scene — was set to become the big bad down the line, and that it could have culminated in a scene resembling what we saw there.

As we’ve heard in numerous rumors, the plan was to bring him in at the tail-end of Justice League and to utilize him in Justice League Part 2. That plan seems to have gone completely out the window, and now I doubt we’ll ever see it happen…oh, well.

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