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Robin Atkin Downes Is Doomsday In ‘Batman v Superman’

Now that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have stopped trying to pretend that Doomsday isn’t in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we can actually talk about the subject more openly.  Many fans are upset that the character who famously killed Superman in the comics is seemingly being used as a throwaway villain for Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman to trade blows with at the end of the film.  Another subset of fans are complaining about his usage in general, citing the character as another instance of bad ’90s comics.  Either way, many aren’t happy about his inclusion.

Whether you like the character or not, he’s coming our way.  And now, thanks to the actor in question’s Twitter account, we know exactly who has brought him to life: Robin Atkin Downes.  A veteran English actor who has countless credits across live action films, animated projects, and video games, his is a name that is probably familiar to comic book fans.  Downes voiced ‘Harvey Dent’ in Batman: Year One, ‘Oliver Queen’ in the second part of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, and the ‘Court of Owls Grandmaster’ in Batman vs. Robin, among others.  He is not only voicing Doomsday in Batman v Superman, but also apparently did the motion capture for him as well.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is slated to hit screens nationwide on March 25th, 2016.  The film is directed by Zack Snyder and it will be the second film in Warner Bros.’ DC Cinematic Universe.  The film stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Holly Hunter, Jeremy Irons, Laurence Fisburne, Scoot McNairy, Diane Lane, Harry Lennix, Christina Wren, Tao Okamoto, Michael Shannon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Carla Gugino, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jena Malone, Robin Atkin Downes, and Callan Mulvey.

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