With the success of the Marvel cinematic universe over at Disney, it seems almost certain that Warner Bros. will have to build a cinematic universe around their DC properties. It’d be foolish not to, especially with how passionately fans want to see a multi-character universe. While Christopher Nolan shied away from alluding to character’s outside of Batman lore, Zack Snyder did not share that philosophy when it came to Man Of Steel. Thankfully, he didn’t sink to the level of directly copying Marvel’s method with a post-credit scene to reveal future plans, but rather provided a series of smart clues for fans to dissect.
That dissection is what I’ve attempted to do. If all goes well, it seems Snyder’s film is going to be the first of many connected DC movies, so it was safe to assume there would be some hints at what is to come. I was able to spot 5 main Man Of Steel Easter Eggs that may reveal something about where Warner’s DC films are headed. These all could be nothing more than fun bonuses for DC fans, but they could also all be direct references to what Snyder has planned.
So, read on to see 5 Man Of Steel Easter Eggs that may hint at future DC films.Next
We reported on this Easter Egg a few days ago when Snyder discussed it in an interview, and it’s a good thing that word leaked then, because the logo is on screen for barely any time at all. If you missed it, the Wayne Enterprises logo is on the side of a satellite that Superman and Zod are fighting on during their epic final battle.
So what does it mean? Is it merely Synder’s small way of saying thanks to Nolan for producing the film, or does it mean Bruce Wayne is alive and well in Snyder’s DC universe.
It seems fairly safe to assume the latter considering if nothing goes wrong, this film will be the cornerstone of Justice League and other DC movies to come, and Batman will likely be a key part of those films. The real question is whether Bruce Wayne has already assumed his alter-ego of Batman or if he’s simply enjoying the life of a billionaire playboy.Previous Next
Another Easter Egg that was online before the film premiered was the reference to Blaze Comics. In the picture above you’ll see that the logo in the background is almost indistinguishable. In fact, it’s so hazy that it may not actually say Blaze Comics at all, but let’s assume we’re reading that right.
If that does say Blaze Comics, it’s a direct reference to Booster Gold, a man from the 25th century, who manages to travel back in time and despite not having any real powers, is able to fight crime due to the futuristic gadgets he has. Blaze Comics prints a series of Booster Gold comics in order to help popularize the hero who is in it as much for the fame as he is for moral obligation.
Booster Gold wouldn’t be most people’s first pick for who should get his own film or who would be a core member of the Justice League, but there’s no doubt that he’s an interesting character. Setting the stage for him now, however slightly, means he could be on the way soon.Previous Next
When Clark is investigating the ship under the ice, he notices a pod with a dead body in it, and then sees a pod that is open, with no body inside. So obviously someone opened up that pod and was able to escape, but just who was it?
Well one pick that definitely makes sense is Supergirl. Warner is definitely going to want to bring in some strong female heroes moving forward, and just Wonder Woman isn’t going to cut it, especially when it comes to dealing with that complex backstory. If DC is to introduce a character like Supergirl, who shares a relatively similar backstory as Superman, that means less time can be spent explaining.
Another thing that makes Supergirl seem likely is the digital comic that comes with a pre-order of the Man Of Steel Blu-ray. That comic details the origin of Kara Zor-El aka Supergirl. While her appearance in the comic by no means ensures she’ll show up in a future movie, it sure does make it seem a lot more likely.Previous Next
The most famous of all Superman villains, Lex Luthor, does not make any appearance in Man Of Steel, but that doesn’t mean he’s not out there somewhere scheming.
A couple weeks ago Snyder discussed how he thinks Henry Cavill’s Superman needs to have his story further developed before Warner should think about making the Justice League film. When talking about that, he mentioned the infamous Luther being out there somewhere, showing that Lex is indeed on his mind.
In Man Of Steel “LexCorp” can be seen atop one of the skyscrapers and emblazoned on the side of a few tanker trucks. This was one of the more prominent Easter Eggs Snyder dropped in, so I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Lex’s starring role as a villain is coming our way very soon.Previous Next
Remember that girl at the end who said that she thinks Superman is “kinda hot”? Did you catch the name on her uniform? Well it was Farris, which should ring a bell, despite the need to substitute a vowel. Captain Carrie Farris is far too close to Carol Ferris, the famed love interest of the Green Lantern, to not be an allusion to the combat fighting ace.
Is this perhaps the first cross-over character? That would likely mean Ryan Reynolds is done as the Lantern, though that’s widely assumed anyway. But if they change Carol, then they’re probably not looking for any continuity. Or it could just be something small for fans to pick up on and nothing more. But Snyder did change the way Lois and Clark meet, so I don’t think changing one letter is something he’d consider taboo.
If true, the saddest part is that it means bye-bye Blake Lively, who was undoubtedly the best part of The Green Lantern.
So there you have it, folks, the Man Of Steel Easter Eggs I spotted. Any others that you think may hint at future plans for the DC cinematic universe? Share them in the comments section below.Previous