Originally Posted by The Boy Scout
Why would you use the character who is most famous for killing Superman if you aren't going to have him kill Superman?
I don't disagree with what you're saying in general, but this is Doomsday. He isn't so much a character as he is a plot device. The only thing he's ever done is kill Superman. That's his claim to fame. That's all he's good for. So if he isn't going to kill Superman, why use him?
The difference between them and Doomsday is that they are three dimensional characters. Doomsday is not. He is a mindless killing machine. He doesn't think, he barely speaks, and he isn't compelling.
They could always change him to suit their needs, which I wouldn't have much of a problem with, but if you're going to turn him into something he's not, why not just create an original character?
OK you have a point in the fact that he's one-dimensional. I dont think Snyder/Goyer will suddenly make him more of a character but i dont see why it has to follow canon. Why not do a swerve? Make most of us think he's going to kill Superman and then not do it? That's fresh. Or have him kill Superman (we think he's dead for a period of time whether that be in the movie or until the next) and then Superman comes back. There's no reason why you cant use the canon, use the idea, deal with it somewhat and then turn it on its head for this different medium.
There is NO reason why they cant pull it off.
But if they want to kill him off until the next film, then it's probably best that they leave Doomsday and that concept for several years from now. When they're doing a final Superman movie with Cavill.