Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice nightmare sequence confirmed, the Flash to cameo

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Dec 7, 2015, 12:49 PM EST

For those of us left with a strong feeling that the sneak peek released by Warner Bros. ahead of the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer last week was actually a dream sequence, we finally have confirmation that it was!

Dawn of Justice costume designer Michael Wilkinson was at the Comic Con Experience 2015 in Brazil over the weekend, where he spoke about creating the costumes for DC Comics’ iconic trinity of Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) for the upcoming superhero movie.

In a chat with Omelete (via Comic Book Movie), Wilkinson dropped a lot of interesting details (along with the fact that Batman has been fighting crime for 20 years!), confirming that Ezra Miller’s Scarlet Speedster will zoom his way onto director Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman in a cameo appearance. Here’s what he said:

You do get a glimpse of him, of course, in Batman v Superman. But I'm really looking forward to taking the amazing, iconic costume for The Flash and interpreting it in a fresh way where Ezra Miller is playing The Flash. He's an extraordinary performer, he has a sort of interesting sense of humor and the youth that will be great for Barry Allen and I think he's going to make a great Flash.

It's a different silhouette than the other ones and I think that's what makes the Justice League so amazing. They all are different, together they are super strong, but they all have their own different fighting styles, their own different look, their own different physique. The Flash is more like an Olympic marathon runner or something like that. He's shredded and he's not as bulky and as huge as a lot of the other guys in the League.

Wilkinson also confirmed that the scene where the Man of Steel is seen tearing off the Dark Knight's mask is, indeed, a nightmare sequence — an idea supported by rumors (grain of salt) that one of the tracks in the film's score is going to be titled “Knightmare.”

Zack had a great idea of this sort of nightmare-ish vision, almost a vision of the future, a post-apocalyptic vision. It's like a dream that Ben has, so we wanted to, it has almost a Mad Max quality to it where it's like the end of the world, trying to survive and then of course Superman and his minions come, so it's sort of a way of representing the amazing amounts of, the sort of obsessive quality that Bruce Wayne has about the threat of Superman. In this film, Superman, of course he's normally seen as a figure of hope, a positive thing, but in this film, his motivations, the consequences of his actions are really being questioned by the world. Is he a savior? Or is he a dangerous alien with unknown intentions? And this becomes an obsession for Bruce Wayne. And he really wants to sort it out. So, it's manifested in this sort of incredible dream that Zack decided to create.

This film takes place about 8 months after Man Of Steel. This cataclysmic event at the end of Man of Steel. And now we're in a world where the consequences of that event are being processed. Many people were killed in that event and a lot of people see Superman as being responsible for those deaths. And that's something we deal with in this film. It's the nature of power, the responsibility that comes with having this incredible superpowers.

What do you think? Did it whet your appetite for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice come March 25, 2016? Are you excited to see Ezra Miller as the Flash?

(via Comic Book Movie)