Superman & Lois‘ explosive season 2 premiere has come and gone. With it came the introduction of Lt. Mitch Anderson and The Supermen of America, as well as a major villain.
In a brief moment at the end of the premiere, viewers get a point of view shot of a hand busting through the same wall that Anderson’s recruits previously opened. That hand belongs to none other than iconic DC villain Doomsday.
The character first appeared during the Death of Superman event in 1992. A war machine created by Bertron, a mad scientist, Doomsday’s entire purpose revolves around hate and destruction. Eventually, it grows to him being the only one able to take down the powerful hero. And not just take him down, but out … for good. Well, at least until he’s resurrected.
Many fans were skeptical on social media as to if it really is Doomsday, but showrunner Todd Helbing confirmed to Entertainment Weekly it is indeed the villain and he’s set to make a greater appearance in episode 3. Helbing also notes that they’re going to explore things that previous adaptions (including the comic counterparts) haven’t. Mostly, Doomsday’s origins are unknown and it’s universally accepted that it’s better he’s kept an enigma. “I think one of the things that we all really dig about the comic book world, but particularly with the villains, is finding ways to use assumptions about a character, and then flipping that, and finding ways to explain things that haven’t been explained in the comics, like the use of something, or why a character does a certain thing.”
Superman & Lois airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Check out our recaps and subsequent coverage here.